I had some unpleasant technical issues uploading this blog post but luckily I was able to get it out before the weekend! If you are looking for another “take to work” lunch idea this one is great too. It is super filling and packed with flavor.

It may not being the healthiest recipe but it is far far better than eating out or using a pre-made Alfredo sauce. I wanted to write a bit in this post about the dangers of cutting carbs but I also did not want this to be too long! Instead you can check out this article if you are interested. It is a little scientific but a good read…also you could always google “danger of low-carb diets” and see what comes up.

All I will say for now is, there is nothing wrong with carbs. They are so so so important and “cutting carbs” from your diet is not a great idea health wise. They are especially important if you are an active person. Now is that an excuse to eat my Alfredo pasta every week….no (although it would be yummy). Balance is necessary and if you are eating too many processed carbs like pasta and bread maybe take a little break and switch to potatoes and oatmeal. As always it is all about moderation.

If you are looking for a little carb splurge, this recipe is the one for you!

Ingredients

-1 package of Egg noodles

-1/2 a pint of half and half

-2c chicken stock

-1 small carton shiitake mushrooms

-2c chopped green beans

-1/2 parmesan cheese (grated)

-1/2 white onion (chopped)

-1 clove of garlic (minced)

-parsley (finely chopped)

-salt and pepper to taste

In a (very) large sauce pan heat mushrooms, green beans, white onion and garlic with a bit of chicken stock. Stir and continue to cook as you heat up a pot of water. Cook the egg noodles according to the instructions on the packet.

As you stir the vegetables add a bit of salt and pepper and add chicken stock as needed to prevent burning. Once the pasta is cooked and drained, add the remainder of the chicken stock to the pan and slowly stir in the half and half and parmesan. As you alternate, let the cheese melt. Add the pasta to the mix and stir until everything is well integrated.

Top with lots of parsley!

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