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Friday, October 21, 2011

Recipe: Grain Free Fettuccine Alfredo

The key to going grain-free is to be creative. Craving something? Then satisfy that craving and make a version that fits the plan.I dreamed one night of Chicken Fettuccine Alfredo, the kind no diet would allow. I woke and thought, how good would that be with ribbons of zucchini for the pasta? I love it when you imagine a meal and it turns out just as good as you thought. And this one did for sure!

Grain-Free Fettuccine Alfredo or Chicken Fauxccine Alfredo
Fauxccine Alfredo
Ingredients: (Serves 1 depending on size of breast and zucchini)
Chicken Breast
1/4 Cup Onions
1 Small Zucchini
2 Garlic cloves, pressed
1/3 Cup Alfredo Sauce (make your own or use pre-made)
1/2 Cup Mushrooms, mushrooms

Pinch of sea salt
Spinkle of Parmesan

How To:
Grill the chicken with onions until browned. Cut the ends off the Zucchini and peel (with a potato peeler) the outer layer and discard. Make two cuts on the zucchini down the middle, like an X, but not all the way to the end, and continue to peel. This should make long, thin ribbons of the zucchini that aren't too wide. It should look like the photo below on the left. Remove the chicken from the pan and add the pressed garlic, zucchini and sprinkle with salt. Add sliced mushrooms and saute. The more you stir, the more torn up the "noodles" get, so be gentle. When the zucchini appears translucent add the sauce and let it bubble. Chop up the chicken breast and place on top, sprinkle with Parmesan and enjoy!

I've had Spaghetti Squash before, but this tasted so much better. For me, this has the same texture and taste as fettuccine. It LOOKED like it too and I could swirl it around my fork. Who knew zucchinni was so versatile. Belly Fat Cure, Fast Track, Paleo or Primal - I refuse to think of them as extreme or think I am denying myself. I feel better, I sleep better and I'm pretty sure I look better. You might even say I'm eating better. If you are new to a low sugar diet or have just given up grains, this might not taste as good. So come back to again in a month, when your taste buds aren't expecting the same old thing.

I hope you enjoy it!

Carbs: 10 grams
Sugar: 4 grams depends on your sauce and size of zucchini really
Fiber: 2 grams


  1. Amber that looks real good. What a good idea. Great job :-)

  2. I am going try this tonight. Looks delicious. I stopped the Fast Track a few days before I did a race and then got sick with a cold and allowed myself to eat anything. Regretting that I went off track.I feel so much better when I stick to the FT.

  3. You are so creative, Amber! I LOVE the name, too! Now I'm bummed that I just got back from the grocery store and didn't get any zucchinni! I do need to try this!

  4. Amber, actually just cooked what was basically this recipe for dinner tonight. For the zucchini I have this cool tool that works like a potato peeler but actually makes julienne strips instead. I grilled my chicken and added it in and made my own alfredo sauce. It really is good!

  5. I have a saladacco I need to try out. Did you leave the zucchini raw? Looks delicious.

  6. Yes I started with raw zucchini. My zucchunni were on their last leg, but once I peeled them they were fine. I made again tonight and it was se filling. I think the "noodles" could be used with chicken noodle soup too.

    FT just makes us creative I think Beth!

  7. I have GOT to make this! I love this way of eating - I feel so much healthier!!

  8. Amber that looks just like the real thing. I wish I could dream that I could be a great cook and when I awake it came true....lol. Thanks for all the great ideas.

  9. I LOVE zucchini! What a great base for noodles...I'm sure they can be used in Lasagna as well (I'm not a big eggplant fan!) but flatter, fatter strips of zucchini could be da BOMB!! Thanks for sharing!!

  10. DeAnnah - Zucchini does make good lasagne. I made some this week. Very tasty.


  11. Sounds wonderful! We LOVE zucchini around here. Adding this to my "try" list. Thanks for sharing. :)

  12. wow that looks delicious! I was wondering how long did it take to loose so much weight?

  13. Love, love, love this idea!!! You are churning out these recipes at alarming speed!!! Can't wait to try this!

  14. My sister gave me some Pumpkin Spice tea made by Stash and I thought of you! I add some stevia and heavy cream and it is soooo good! I think it's part of their holiday teas and haven't seen it in the stores yet. It will probably be out in the next couple of weeks. Also, not so patiently waiting for the Celestial seasonings Holiday teas. I want to try the Sugar Cookie flavor that you recommended.

  15. Mmmmm will have to try this too!!

    -Susie (fitsandgiggles)