Carb Overload

Carb Overload

Are you ready for a carb overload? Because who doesn’t love some french fries and pasta? The problem is that these are unfortunately not typically included in your diet plan. But what if they were? We’ve put together some recipes for healthy fries and healthy pasta! These are perfect for when those cravings hit because they still can be in-line with your plan! We definitely don’t recommend these every single day- but every once in a while is okay!

Healthy Fries
What You Need:

            -2 Medium potatoes (sweet or russet are DC approved)

            -1 tbsp. olive oil or canola oil

            -Pinch of salt

            -Your choice of spices: pepper, Cajun seasoning (DC Fav), basil, oregano, or rosemary

            -2 tbsp. dipping sauce if you need (SF ketchup or SF BBQ is best)

How To Make:

            -Rinse your potatoes and cut into sticks slighty thicker than a regular fry

            -Toss the fries with the olive oil, salt, and additional spices

            -Bake in the over for 300 degrees until no longer hard (30-40 minutes)

Makes 2 servings.

Power Pasta
What You Need:

            -4 servings protein linguini pasta

            -4 chicken breasts diced

            -1 bunch asparagus cut into 2-inch sections

            -1 small jar of capers

            -1/2 cup sunflowers or pine nuts

            -1 lemon

            -1/2 cup parmesan cheese

            -Spices: 1 tbsp. oregano, 1 tbsp. basil, 1 tsp. black pepper

            -2 tbsp. olive oil

How To Make:

            -Boil a pot of water and cook linguine

            -Heat 1 tbsp. olive oil over medium heat and add chicken to cook until lightly browned- about 5 minutes

            -Add spices and seeds to chicken and stir fry for another 2-3 minutes

            -Add lemon juice to chicken, turn heat off, and set aside

            -Heat 1 tbsp. olive oil over medium heat and add asparagus and cook until tender- about 7 minutes and set aside

            -In one large bowl, combine pasta, chicken, asparagus, cheese, and capers. Then serve!

Makes 4 servings.