Feeding a cross country runner and a soccer player has proved to be somewhat of a challenge. The kids are craving carbs and I think they're burning through them about as fast as they can eat them. Unfortunately, my 41 year old body doesn't process the carbohydrates as quickly as my calorie incinerating teenagers. (Imagine that.) You can see my dilemma - what can I fix for dinner that will load them with carbohydrates and lean protein without sabotaging my own diet? The grilled chicken Florentine pasta in the September issue of Cooking Light magazine looked like a perfect fit to satisfy starving athletes and a calorie conscious mother.
Grilled Chicken Florentine Pasta
2 bone in chicken breasts
3/4 teaspoon salt
3/4 teaspoon pepper
8 ounces linguini (I used whole grain pasta)
2 Tablespoons olive oil
3 Tablespoons flour
1 teaspoon fresh garlic
1 cup milk (I used 2% instead of the whole milk that was recommended.)
1 cup chicken broth
3 ounces Parmesan cheese
4 cups fresh spinach
Grill until 165 degrees. Let rest 10 minutes then slice thin.
Stir in spinach.
Add chicken and pasta.
Grilled Chicken Florentine Pasta - Love, love, love this dish. It's easy - it's healthy and best of all - it's delicious.
My family loved this meal as much as I did. As much as I hate to make the same recipe twice, I think I am going to have to make this a repeat meal. It was THAT good.
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