Friday, June 28, 2013

#RECIPEFRIDAY: Oh The Low Carb Pastabilities!

Hey everyone and...

Welcome to another edition of #RECIPEFRIDAY! (Cheers to the loooooong FUreakin' weekend!)

Before I share with you a new recipe of mine (yes friends, I finally have a new recipe to share!)...

I just wanted to let you all know that...

I ran for 20 minutes yesterday!

Yes...
This is the look of 20 minutes on the treadmill.
Yes...
Treadmill.

It may not seem like a long time but trust me...

I was excited simply because it beat the 2 minutes I've been running as of late! (I will get my running mojo back and I will finish the Super Spartan Race this coming Sunday!)

In speaking about the race...

Did I mention we will be spending the weekend in Mont-Tremblant? (That's where it's taking place)

Yep...

Our Super Spartan Team (SuperFit, friends and I) are all staying together so...

No doubt...

We will have a FUlippin' blast! (The whole weekend is going to be FUn...including the race hehe)

We usually go to Tremblant every summer for the day except this time..
We are staying for a FUll weekend :)

Alright...

You ready to talk food now?!

As mentioned to you the other day...

The friendly people over at Quest Nutrition sent me a huge package of goodies to try! (No review was requested nor was I compensated in any way! Everything I'm about to share is because I want to. Why? Because I've been loving what I've been making and eating! Simple as that!)

Teddy was on a QUEST of his own ;)

Okay so today...

I want to talk Pastabilities! (I'll talk about the Quest Bars another time but let me just say...Holy Yum!!)

Yes friends...
The low carb pastabilities!

Now...

For anyone that knows me...

I love pasta!

Especially my Mama's spaghetti and meat sauce!

But sometimes...

I can't have me the big bowl of carbs! (It's all dependant on my training program and what my goals are at the time!)

That being said...

Quest Nutrition's Pastabilities have introduced a line of noodles that enable me to enjoy pasta-like meals!

Like this one!
Only 40 calories and 8 carbs per package (fibrous carbs)

As I was given a sample of both the...

Spaghetti Noodles...

Source

And...

The Spinach Fettucine...

Source

I made sure to enjoy each of them to the FUllest!

As I've tried low carb noodles before...

I knew I would like them if they were similar in texture and taste!

Having said that...

I'd never come across or seen the Spinach Fettucine before and...

After trying them out...

They are, by far...

My favourite!

Hellllloooo!

Now that I've shared all of this with you...

Are you ready for my recipe?

K!

Low Carb Extra Lean Ground Chicken Spinach Pastabilities!

by *CaNdY FiT*
Prep Time: 5 minutes
Cook Time: 15-20 minutes
Ingredients (1 serving)

  • 1 package of Quest Nutrition Pastabilities
  • 2/3 cup of Extra Lean Ground Chicken (or Protein of choice - if you are looking for the crusted fish recipe, check here)
  • 1/2 cup Broccoli
  • 1/2 Bell Pepper, diced
  • Handful of Spinach
  • 1 tbsp Cumin
  • Dash of Montreal Steak Spice
  • Dash of Red Pepper Flakes
  • 1 tsp Garlic Powder
  • Pepper to taste

Instructions

The Meat of the dish
  1. In a heated, EVOO Oil sprayed fry pan, add in your vegetables
  2. Once they have slightly softened in touch, add in your meat and spices
  3. Cook until slightly browned, stirring occasionally

Pastabilities
  1. Boil water in a small/medium sized sauce pan
  2. Cut open the package, drain and rinse the noodles once or twice
  3. Once the water has boiled, add in your noodles and cook for 2 minutes
  4. Drain
*When opening the package, there is a slight smell. Don't worry, that's just the scent of alkalized water that keeps the noodles fresh. Once rinsed and cooked, the smell goes away.**

Putting it together
  1. Plate your noodles and top with your protein and veggies

note
  1. What I like doing as well is adding the noodles to the fry pan and mixing it all together. Like a noodle stir-fry.

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Easy ain't it?! (You know I'm all about that right?! hehe)


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Okay so...

Now it's your turn to share what you've been making and loving!

I can't wait to see what you've cooked up!


Have a great weekend everyone!

I'm off to channel my inner-Spartan! ;)

Questions FU You...

Have you ever tried Quest Nutrition's Pastabilies? What did you think?
Have you ever done a Spartan or obstacle race?
Plans for the weekend?

**To learn more about Pastabilities, check out Quest Nutrition's F.A.Q! If you're looking to purchase some, you can go here. Again, I was not asked to review this product nor was I compensated to write this post. All thoughts and opinions are honest and my own.**

Stay Tuned FU More On *CaNdY FiT*

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28 comments:

  1. Holy heaven! I could just imagine how good the quest pasta/non-pasta must taste!!!! That's what I need in my life and if they are anything as good as the bars I would be sold for LIFE!!!

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  2. I have been wanting to try the Quest pasta! Your recipe looks fabulous! Thanks for hosting the linkup.

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  3. I lOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOVEEEEE pastabilities. So tasty. and of course, your recipe. FEED ME !!!

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  4. I cannot wait to try some Quest products... been hearing such great things lately. Yum!

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  5. Oh yumm, spinach fettucine??? Low Carb?? Perfect! Now I just need to vicariously live through you, as of course I can not find them here....but I could try it with Shirataki Noodles!!

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  6. Spinach fettucine sounds like something I would LOVE! Enjoy the race!

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  7. I had no idea they made pasta as well- yours looks awesome! I'm slacking on posting recipes lately, hope to link up again soon!!

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  8. YUMMY! Where can we find these?! I think I'd prefer the spinach too...just sounds yummy!

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  9. Nicely done on the run! AND I need to find these noodles.

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  10. I really want to try that pasta! I love it way too much. The spinach fettuccine sounds really good.

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  11. ok i need to get my hands on that pasta!!

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  12. OMG! That spinach pastabilities dish looks divine. Can't wait to make! Perfect for dinner tonight. Pasta can definitely be my kryptonite sometimes. ;)

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  13. hope you have a really fun weekend

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  14. Mmmm that looks AMAZING! I want to make this like now but I'm not home lol

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  15. Haven't tried the Quest Pastabilities, but I LOVE their protein bars. Great company!

    Happy weekend to ya!

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  16. OK, you are such the lucky lady to get that package of goodness!!!!!! Jealous! ;)

    I may have to try - stats are good & I am not a pasta fan BUT that recipe looks delish!!!

    HAVE FUn this weekend & I see Instagram & blog posts coming up! ;)

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  17. i've never heard of this product and didn't know quest made anything other than bars! i'm intrigued because eating big old bowls of pasta always makes me feel sluggish. the spinach fettucine looks very interesting!

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  18. WHAT ARE THIS!!!! GIGI MUST TRY! MUST TRY! She may even make a video and give you a shout out for INTRODUCING HER TO THEM!! I see myself wrapping myself in the noodles for the video! Perfection right there!!!!!!! ;)

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    1. Oh- I can't wait for that video!!!

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  19. Recipe looks delicious!!
    Can you buy the Quest Pasta in regular grocery stores or do you have to order it?

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  20. AnonymousJune 28, 2013

    You are so lucky that Quest Nutrition sends this stuff to you! I would love to try this stuff however, we don't get all the variations that you get when it comes to Quest Nutrition products. I would love to try those Pastabilities LOOK SOOOOOOOO GOOD :)

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  21. Have fun this weekend at the Spartan Race!! You're going to do great and yay for running for 20 minutes! I totally know what you mean. That's how I've been feeing lately. You will find your running mojo. And yum! Thanks for introducing me to Pastabilities!

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  22. Woohoo so glad you got that 20 minutes done! You are going to do fine at that spartan race, I just know it!!

    That pasta dish looks delicious. I wonder if they have that pastabilities here in Australia? Not that I've seen anyway.

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  23. I love pasta too. Italian cuisine is my favorite cuisine. Thanks for the alternative recipe!

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  24. catching up on my RECIPE STEALING after fitbloggin :-)

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  25. I LOVE pasta, and have switched to gluten free pasta to be a little healthier and feel a little less guilty eating pasta a few times a week. WIth my Tri training though, less carbs really isn't a huge option. I would really like to try those Quest pastabilities though!

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