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Board certified sports dietitian, pro athlete, freelance nutrition writer, published author, social content developer & personal chef.

Greens w/ Pasta

Greens w/ Pasta

Want a big bowl of pasta?? Me too!!!

Want to also stick with your healthful diet?? Yeah… me too….

Well great then, I’ve got a recipe for you!

Pasta gets a bad reputation in the ‘diet’ world. I get it. Carbing up on a big bowl of pasta is decadent and reserved for those serious night before the race meals or indulgent dinners out.

But pasta is also delicious. Learning to include it into your balanced meals is key. Instead of thinking of eating ‘its a bowl of pasta with…’ think ‘its a bowl of… with pasta’. This little mindset switch keeps focus on the other ingredients and puts pasta in its place as a component of the meal, but not the main event.


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  • 3 Cucumbers, sliced

  • 2 cups cooked Pasta (I used GF)

  • 2 tbsp Pumpkin Seeds ( I used GoRaw)

  • 2 cups Greens (I used Organic Girl Supergreens)

  • 2 Scallions, sliced

  • 2 6 oz Salmon Fillets

  • 1/2 cup Blueberries

  • 1 tbsp Apple Cider Vinegar

  • 1 tbsp White Balsamic Glaze (sub maple syrup if you must)

  • 2 tbsp Olive Oil

  • 1/2 tsp coarse Black Pepper

  • 1/2 tsp Balti Seasoning

  • Salt to Taste

How To:

Sauté your salmon in a small bit of oil, skin side down over medium heat for ~4 minutes. Flip over and cook another 2 minutes (cooking time depends on doneness preferred, thickness of fillets and heat). Meanwhile, whisk together the oil, vinegars, salt, pepper and balt seasoningi. Break up the salmon in a large bowl, add in all ingredients, toss with the dressing. Eat it up!

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