Carb Free Cheese Free – Cheesy Chicken Pasta
Makes 2 servings:
8 oz of Grilled Chicken
1 8 oz packet of NoOodles
¾ cup of Nutritional Yeast
2 gloves garlic diced
½ cup Italian parsley
1/8 cup diced onion
4 Kale leaves
2 tbsp pine nuts
1 portabello mushroom cap
2 tsp coconut oil
1/3 cup of water
Finely dice up the onions, parsley, garlic and avocado. Chop up the kale leaves removing the stem on the bottom. Slice up your portabello mushrooms. In a frying pan, on a medium heat, put 2 tsp. of coconut and melt, after the oil is melted and the pan is hot, add in all your chopped up vegetables. Cook until tender.
Remove the noodles from the pack and rinse thoroughly, add the noodles and 1/3 cup of water to the frying pan. Slowly add in the ¾ cup of nutritional yeast. Sauté all the ingredients together until thoroughly combined. Add more water if necessary, more water means more creamy. Add in the grilled chicken and pine nuts to the frying pan and stir until the chicken is coated in the sauce. Season with a little salt and pepper and fresh basil. Dinner is served!! Healthy, nutritious, low in fat and carbs, and oh so so delicious!
Nutritional yeast is a deactivated yeast, often a strain of Saccharomyces cerevisiae, which is sold commercially as a food product. It is sold in the form of flakes or as a yellow powder similar in texture to dried mint leaves, and can be found in the bulk aisle of most natural food stores. It is popular with vegans and vegetarians and may be used as an ingredient in recipes or as a condiment.
It is a source of protein and vitamins, especially the B-complex vitamins, and is a complete protein. It is also naturally low in fat and sodium and is free of sugar, dairy, and gluten. Sometimes nutritional yeast is fortified with Vitamin B12.
Nutritional yeast has a strong flavor that is described as nutty, cheesy, or creamy, which makes it popular as an ingredient in cheese substitutes. It is often used by vegans in place of cheese. It can be used in many recipes in place of cheese, such as mashed and fried potatoes, as well as put into scrambled tofu as a substitute for scrambled eggs. Another popular use is as a topping for popcorn.
Nutritional values for nutritional yeast vary from one manufacturer to another. On average, 2 tablespoons provides 60 calories with 5 g of carbohydrates (of which 4 g is fiber). A serving also provides 9 g of protein and is a complete protein, providing all nine amino acids the human body cannot produce. It is also a source of selenium and potassium. While fortified and unfortified nutritional yeast both provide iron, the fortified yeast provides 20 percent of the recommended daily value, while unfortified yeast provides only 5 percent. Unfortified nutritional yeast provides from 35 to 100 percent of all of the B vitamins, except for B12. Fortified nutritional yeast adds 150 percent of vitamin B12 and 720 percent of riboflavin.
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