Healthy Protein Carbonara

You all may have noticed that I do not add much salt to my recipes because I am not much of a salt person. Often, the cheese I add has enough salt flavor. I have my guilty pleasures and it is normal to crave comfort food! This one isn’t too bad for you and I think that it still retains most of that homecooked flavor. You get the flavor from cotttage cheese and a small portion of the Parm as well as a tang from Greek yogurt. Let me know what you guys think!

Ingredients

1/4 whole wheat fettuccine or angel hair

1/2 cup plain Greek yogurt

1/4 cup parmesan reggiano

1/3 cup cottage cheese

1 cup vegetable broth

1 egg

1 teaspoon minced garlic

1 teaspoon red pepper flake

Directions

Boil pasta with the vegetable broth as per box instructions. Drain, but keep two tablespoons of the pasta water/veggie broth. Crack egg into another bowl and add the garlic and red pepper flake. Pour egg over hot pasta mixture and add cottage cheese and plain nonfat Greek yogurt. The heat from the pasta should cook the egg all the way but to make sure, add a little bit of heat to the pan. Serve with a  fresh side salad with tomatoes, cucumbers, red bell peppers, and mesclun. You got yourself a hot little date meal!

Cheers!

Reth

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