Wild Northerner Magazine Spring 2017 - Page 41

Protein-Packed Alfredo (GF, V)

We all know Alfredo is not the healthiest item on a menu. Loaded with calories, saturated fat, cholesterol and sodium, this beloved comfort food unfortunately provides little nutritional benefit. However, if you’re a fan of Alfredo, you’re in luck because this recipe is not only easy and tasty, it’s healthy.

Alfredo Sauce – Serves four

1 medium white or yellow onion, chopped (1 ½ cups (200 g))

1-2 cups (240-480 mL) low sodium vegetable broth, divided

½ tsp salt

¼ tsp. ground black pepper

4 large garlic cloves, minced

¾ cup raw whole cashews (100 g, 3.5 oz)

1 Tbsp. lemon juice, more to taste

1/3 cup nutritional yeast (25 g, more/less if preferred)

Other Ingredients

8oz (227g) fresh broccoli florets, steamed

16oz sliced fresh mushrooms, sautéed

Other vegetable recommendations: peas, roasted bell peppers, sun dried tomatoes, spinach, etc.

2 cups (200g, dry measure) Explore Kitchen Organic Spaghetti (GF)

Other pasta recommendations: Banza pasta, Spaghetti Squash, Whole Wheat Pasta,, etc.

Protein-Packed Alfredo