I did it. I promised I would.
I promised you all a healthy, Skinny Chicken Cordon Bleu Pasta for those that might not think the original is for them.
After running the original Chicken Cordon Bleu Pasta recipe through a calorie counter, I was rather freaked out by the high calorie content. If you’re not counting calories, it’s probably just fine but if you are truly watching your calories or just looking to cut back on things and make them skinny or at least skinnier, this recipe is totally for you.
Now, I’ll be honest. This particular meal was a bit harder to create a healthy version. It’s not naturally a healthy, diet friendly meal – I mean it has cheese… and Alfredo. I was up to the challenge though and I really do feel like I did it. When you’re able to cut many things in half but retain the amazing flavor and texture of the original meal, you’re doing pretty good.
Skinny Chicken Cordon Bleu Pasta
The comparison between the two is at the bottom of the page. Be sure and check it out to see the differences in the two Chicken Cordon Bleu Pastas.
Before serving, we added some sauted red, yellow and green peppers (straight from the garden) but you can just buy them at the store! 🙂 They added a beautiful color and wonderful flavor. They are completely optional.
Here is the comparison and nutrition difference:
Old Version Per Serving:
Fiber: 3 grams
Saturated Fat: 12
Trans Fat: 0
Total Fat: 34
NEW SKINNY Version Per Serving:
Fiber: 7 grams
Saturated Fat: 5
Trans Fat: 0
Total Fat: 10
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