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Creamy Chicken Avocado Alfredo

This recipe is a twist on classic Alfredo but made much healthier by swapping avocados for the butter and heavy cream. This 30-minute meal is delicious, low fat, creamy and packed with protein. Try adding spinach for added nutrition or swamping out the pasta for zucchini noodles.

Nutrition Tip: The creamy avocado has been shown to support brain health thanks to its high monounsaturated fat content. This healthy fat supports blood flow and lowers blood pressure, therefore helping out the brain.

Creamy Chicken Avocado Alfredo

Creamy Chicken Avocado Alfredo

This recipe is a twist on classic Alfredo but made much healthier by swapping avocados for the butter and heavy cream. This 30-minute meal is delicious, low fat, creamy and packed with protein. Try adding spinach for added nutrition or swamping out the pasta for zucchini noodles.

Yield: 6
Prep Time: 5 minutes
Cook Time: 25 minutes
Total Time: 30 minutes

Ingredients

  • 1 (16 oz.) box whole wheat spaghetti
  • 2 ripe avocados
  • 1 1/2 tablespoons lemon juice
  • 1 clove garlic
  • 1/8 teaspoon salt
  • 1/8 teaspoon pepper
  • 1 pint grape tomatoes, halved
  • 1/2 cup grated Parmesan cheese
  • 3/4 pounds cooked, sliced chicken breast

Instructions

  1. Cook pasta according to package directions. Drain and reserve 1 cup pasta water.
  2. Mix avocado, lemon juice, garlic, salt and pepper in food processor until smooth. Add ½ to ¾ cup pasta water and blend.
  3. Toss pasta with avocado sauce and tomatoes. Add remaining pasta water, if needed.
  4. Top with cheese and sliced chicken.
Nutrition Information:
Yield: 6
Amount Per Serving: Calories: 474Total Fat: 11gCholesterol: 39mgSodium: 84mgCarbohydrates: 63gFiber: 6gSugar: 4gProtein: 27g

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Amber Gray

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Amber Gray

Amber is the new mom to a baby girl and navigating the world of diapers, first foods and very little sleep. She has been a part of the Produce for Kids team for 9 years, overseeing all digital marketing efforts including digital partnerships, content strategy, social media, website and email marketing. A passion for healthy cooking was instilled in her at a young age, cooking alongside her mom and sister in the kitchen. Her passion for cooking, food and photography has also brought her behind the lens to develop and photograph recipes for Produce for Kids and partners.

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