We often tell you that carbs are fuel, but you have to eat the right type of carb. You know the difference between complex carbs and simple carbs, but that doesn’t mean we have to label them as good and bad carbs all the time.
One of the favorite types of “cheat-day” foods people go after is pasta. However, because of this, eating pasta on a day off can result in a skyrocketing amount of carbs and fat.
But it’s okay to indulge. Just allot your macros or calories around it. Below is a recipe for some chicken pasta salad, which mixes both the healthy and unhealthy aspects of a cheat day food.
*Make your own noodles from zoodled vegetables like zucchini to really take this one over the edge, healthy food wise.
Healthy-ish Pasta Salad | Yields 2 servings
1 cup pasta
1 cup shredded rotisserie chicken
1 cup cherry tomatoes, halved
½ cup feta cheese
½ slivered almonds
salt & pepper
- Cooked the pasta according to the package. Rise with cold water. Place to the side.
- In a large bowl, add spinach and cherry tomatoes. Mix thoroughly.
- Mix in rotisserie chicken. Add in feta cheese and almonds.
- Add in salt, pepper, and fresh parsley to taste. Enjoy!
*Credit Nikita Tiffany. Follow @niki.eats for more cool food action!