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Nov 14th, 2013, 17:59 PM  
Poppy
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Healthy Cajun chicken pasta?

My husband and I love to have Cajun chicken pasta once in a while, but since I've been on a diet, I've had to steer away from it. I've truly had a hankering for a while now, but I can't find a healthy recipe for it. Does anyone else make this dish? Any tips would be majorly appreciated!
 
Nov 14th, 2013, 19:46 PM  
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Oh this sounds pretty tasty. I don't have a recipe though because I have never had it. I thought all spicy food was supposed to be healthier for you? I would just use whole wheat pasta instead of regular pasta.
 
Nov 14th, 2013, 20:20 PM  
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Whole wheat pasta sounds like a good alternative. Portion size is also a key for me. If you crave something really bad, maybe just half a portion would satisfy your taste buds.
 
Nov 14th, 2013, 21:21 PM  
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I like this one because it's very light. If you want, switch out the vermicelli for anything like whole wheat pasta. Add chicken breast, shrimp, or even turkey sausage to add more protein!

http://allrecipes.com/Recipe/Cajun-Pasta-Fresca/
 
Nov 16th, 2013, 03:32 AM  
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Oh, it's definitely excellent. The recipe calls for onion, peppers, chicken, fresh basil, lemon pepper, cajun seasoning, and heavy cream. Sauté the chicken with the veggies, basil, and spices, and once cooked through, add a little cream for the sauce. It is truly to die for. Unfortunately, the calories are downright killer!

I like the recipe you offered, Avocado. It sounds like a nice alternative. I'll have to give it a shot!
 
Nov 16th, 2013, 16:15 PM  
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Why not eat it without the pasta? Maybe you could put it over some spaghetti squash or you can make it into a sort of stew or soup.
 
Nov 16th, 2013, 20:53 PM  
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I like that idea, Jeans! Spaghetti squash might sub out pretty well for pasta. There’s always quinoa, too. Thanks for the tip—I didn’t even consider subbing out the noodles for something else.
 
Nov 18th, 2013, 15:17 PM  
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I don't off hand but then again I have my slip foods, those that I am not worried about eating because I know I will just exercise more. I seem to be the only one in the house that likes spicy so it works out for me since I can get away with packing a special just just for me.
 
 
Nov 25th, 2013, 16:48 PM  
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I like this one because it's very light. If you want, switch out the vermicelli for anything like whole wheat pasta. Add chicken breast, shrimp, or even turkey sausage to add more protein!

http://allrecipes.com/Recipe/Cajun-Pasta-Fresca/
This looks nice... thank you
 
 
Nov 26th, 2013, 18:57 PM  
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Oh that recipe does look nice, thanks from me also! yummo
 
 
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