I'm on vacation in beautiful Mexico right now and what do we all do on vacation? Let loose a little and enjoy! 💃We work so hard every day in our careers, raising our families and chasing our health and wellness goals. Vacation is that time to slow down a bit, relax and recharge the soul. ❤️
With that absolutely treat yourself and indulge in some of the amazing cuisine. When vacation is over, and you still want a little indulgent meal with less guilt try this healthier version of fettuccine alfredo. It becomes healthier with you guessed it, cauliflower. Go even further and add a lean protein to pump up the meal. Pasta is always going to be one of those comfort meals so it’s great to have a lighter recipe in your rotation.
Also, if you’re like me, the garlic in the recipe is simply a suggestion, I'm always adding more!
8 oz. dry whole-grain fettuccine
3 cups low-sodium organic vegetable broth
1 medium cauliflower, chopped (about 1½ pounds)
2 tsp. olive oil
2 cloves garlic, finely chopped
1 pinch ground nutmeg
Sea salt (or Himalayan salt) and ground black pepper (to taste; optional)
½ cup unsweetened almond milk
½ cup shredded Parmesan cheese
2 Tbsp. chopped flat-leaf parsley (for garnish; optional)
Cook fettuccine according to directions on package. Before draining, reserve 2 cups of cooking water; set aside.
Bring broth to a boil in medium saucepan over medium-high heat. Add cauliflower. Reduce heat; cook, covered, for 12 to 15 minutes, or until soft.
While cauliflower cooks, heat oil in medium nonstick skillet over medium heat.
Add garlic; cook, stirring frequently, for 1 minute, or until garlic is soft. Remove from heat and strain.
Place cauliflower in blender (or food processor) with 2 cups of reserved cooking water, garlic, and nutmeg. Season with salt and pepper if desired. Blend in two or more batches if necessary; cover with lid and kitchen towel. Blend until very smooth. Add additional cooking water if needed.
Heat cauliflower mixture in same medium saucepan over medium-low heat.
Add almond milk; cook, stirring frequently, 5 to 7 minutes. Consistency should be that of a thick soup.
Add fettuccine; mix well.
Divide fettuccine evenly between four bowls. Top evenly with cheese and parsley (if desired); serve immediately.
Portion Fix Containers: 1½ Green, 2 Yellow, ½ Blue, ½ tsp.
An FFC and accessory as part of lunch.
Find more information about this new flavor on Beachbody's blog here.