This is a great and easy recipe, only 365 calories per serving, and provides 95% of your daily need for manganese. (This mineral helps you to metabolize proteins and carbohydrates and aids your body in digesting nutrients such as thiamin (vitamin B1) and ascorbic acid (vitamin C) )
Serves: 4, Hands-on time: 25 minutes, Total time: 25 minutes
- 8 oz whole-wheat fettuccine
- 1 avocado, peeled and pitted
- 1 tbsp fresh lime juice
- ¼ cup 2% plain Greek yogurt
- ¼ tsp sea salt
- ½ lb sirloin beef, trimmed of visible fat and cut into ½-inch think strips
- 4 cloves garlic, chopped
- 1/3 lb Roma tomatoes, chopped
- ¼ cup minced cilantro for garnish, optional
- 1. Fill a large pot halfway with water and bring to a boil. Prepare fettuccine according to package directions. Drain well and set aside
- 2. In a large bowl, add avocado and mash into a smooth cream using a fork. Stir in lime juice, yogurt and salt. Set aside.
- 3. In a large nonstick skillet on medium heat, sauté beef for 2 minutes. Add garlic and cook for 5 more minutes or until strips are cooked through, turning occasionally. Drain beef and garlic in a fine-mesh strainer, then transfer to bowl with avocado mixture. Add fettuccine and toss.
- 4. Divide fettuccine mixture among 4 plates, then top each with a quarter of tomatoes and garnish with cilantro, if desired.
Nutrients per 2-cup serving: 365 Calories, 10 g Fat, 2 g Saturated Fat, 6 g Monounsaturated Fat, 1.5 g Polyunsaturated Fat, 50 g Carbs, 4 g Fiber, 3.5 g Sugar, 22 g Protein, 168 mg Sodium, 30 mg Cholesterol
Estelle L. Benoit, RD, LDN
Source: Cleaneating Magazine July 2011