Dinner, Recipes

SKINNY Shrimp Alfredo Sauce

skinnyshrimpYummy yummy in my tummy!

This is a guilt free pasta dish the whole family will enjoy!

 

To make it extra low carb I used spaghetti squash for my noodle base. Regular noodles, veggie noodles or wheat noodles are great alternatives too!

If you haven’t had spaghetti squash before, you must give it a go! I wish I knew about it sooner! Pasta dishes have been my favorite for as long as I can remember. They are easily considered to be one of my top guilty food pleasures!

Another crazy noodle alternative I recently discovered are Miracle noodles.  These are out of control! Miracle noodles are zero calories, zero carbs, and zero guilt! The consistency takes a little getting used to but they are definitely worth a shot if you struggle with cutting out your favorite pasta dishes.

Most pasta sauces are thickened with a variety of cheeses and heavy cream.

In this recipe you will be using oat flour! What a great ingredient to use as a thickener!  I’m a huge fan of oats as it is!

When cutting down on my carb intake, I realized what I loved most about these dishes wasn’t exactly the carb part of the meal but the other ingredients instead!

 

For example…

Pizza. When you think about what it is you like about pizza, it isn’t the crust but t’s the toppings, cheese and sauces that make it so heavenly!

Pasta. Most pasta dishes like spaghetti, macaroni, alfredo, ziti, lasagna, all have mouth watering sauces. The noodles themselves alone, taste like nothing!

Oatmeal. Even oatmeal, a healthy carb, even tastes BLAH by itself. It’s the cinnamon, honey, brown sugar, fruits, that make an oatmeal bowl a foodie fav.

 

 

My husband used regular noodles and whole milk for his dish, while I substituted with cashew milk and spaghetti squash for mine.

Skinny Alfredo Sauce

2 cups milk

1/4 cup grated parmesan

2 laughing cow cheese wedges (I used 1 swiss and 1 white cheddar)

1/4 cup oat flour. If you only have oatmeal, blend enough up to make a 1/4 cup! Easy!

Garlic salt and pepper to taste

*Heat your sauce pan on medium-low and add your milk. Melt in your cheeses and stir in your oat flour.I turned my heat down lower once all the ingredients were blended and melted together. Let sit a few minutes to thicken. If you want a more fluid sauce, add more milk.

Enjoy!

Try this one out and let me know how you liked it!

 

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