Comments on: Healthy and Delicious: Red Pepper Alfredo http://sarahscucinabella.com/2011/01/07/healthy-and-delicious-red-pepper-alfredo/ Quick and Easy Recipes | Home Cooking | Family Recipes Tue, 05 Sep 2017 02:05:39 +0000 hourly 1 https://wordpress.org/?v=4.8.2 By: melissa http://sarahscucinabella.com/2011/01/07/healthy-and-delicious-red-pepper-alfredo/#comment-130029 Thu, 13 Nov 2014 18:46:04 +0000 http://sarahscucinabella.com/?p=3519#comment-130029 You are right no diet is perfect and if it tastes and feel like a diet you will end up deprived and give up all together . THis is one of those once a week recipes everyone needs a cheat day ..IM on weight watchers and this is totally doable and I can stay within my points range I have gone down almost two pant sizes so doing that and recipes like this just show eat less and in moderation …great recipe btw I have tried it and we love it

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By: Katkat521 http://sarahscucinabella.com/2011/01/07/healthy-and-delicious-red-pepper-alfredo/#comment-54124 Sat, 25 Jan 2014 23:23:53 +0000 http://sarahscucinabella.com/?p=3519#comment-54124 I love this recipe. I make it all the time since discovering it in the cookbook last year. The whole family enjoys it. Sometimes I add some sauteed shrimp for protein.

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By: Sarah Caron http://sarahscucinabella.com/2011/01/07/healthy-and-delicious-red-pepper-alfredo/#comment-3134 Sat, 08 Jan 2011 03:21:53 +0000 http://sarahscucinabella.com/?p=3519#comment-3134 Kara, You piqued my interest, so I did the same thing at SparkRecipes.com. 407 calories there. There are variations in several of these ingredients that could cause the caloric fluctuations. For instance, the Romano cheese is freshly grated and measured in the recipe by cups. For an accurate reading on calories, it would have to be ounces — when I grate with my microplane, it’s far lighter and fluffier than the grated I would purchase at a store. Likewise, the recipe didn’t specify what type of milk to use. We keep low-fat in the house, so that’s what I wrote when I was typing the recipe. If I’d used skim, the calorie count would be lower (and roughly what the book said).

There is no perfect system to doing this. Low-cal, low-fat, low-carb, etc — all have their pros and cons. And this recipe is certainly not something to eat nightly, but it’s a nice way to indulge without totally overeating. And if this cookbook gets my husband into cooking and trying new things (like the roasted red peppers, which he turns his nose up to usually), then I am okay with giving it a shot.

Thanks for reading! And for making me think more about this.

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By: Kara http://sarahscucinabella.com/2011/01/07/healthy-and-delicious-red-pepper-alfredo/#comment-3133 Sat, 08 Jan 2011 02:31:15 +0000 http://sarahscucinabella.com/?p=3519#comment-3133 Um .. there is NO way that this is 390 cals per serving. I just put all the ingredients into the recipe maker at livestrong.com and it came up with 1908 calories for the whole recipe, which is 477 per serving. Plus

Add to that, the recipe may be low cal, but low cal isn’t always the healthiest option. That’s why I HATE the “eat this not that” series of books. They focus exclusively on calories and totally ignore the fact that a low calorie meal that is entirely made of up carbs and saturated fats is NOT the better option.

Sorry, don’t mean to be a grump. I really do loathe this series of books for the absolutely horrible (and I believe dangerously ignorant) information they provide.

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By: Sarah Caron http://sarahscucinabella.com/2011/01/07/healthy-and-delicious-red-pepper-alfredo/#comment-3132 Fri, 07 Jan 2011 20:31:42 +0000 http://sarahscucinabella.com/?p=3519#comment-3132 Mmm. I adore sundried tomato pesto! Sounds delish, Kate.

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By: Kate http://sarahscucinabella.com/2011/01/07/healthy-and-delicious-red-pepper-alfredo/#comment-3131 Fri, 07 Jan 2011 18:40:38 +0000 http://sarahscucinabella.com/?p=3519#comment-3131 I have that book, but haven’t used it yet. I’ll have to give it a closer look. We had red pasta last night too, using a sundried tomato pesto I made which is probably far less healthy.

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By: Sarah Caron http://sarahscucinabella.com/2011/01/07/healthy-and-delicious-red-pepper-alfredo/#comment-3130 Fri, 07 Jan 2011 14:24:30 +0000 http://sarahscucinabella.com/?p=3519#comment-3130 Maryea, you know, I think the calories are kept down mostly because although it has butter and milk and half and half and cheese, it’s only a little of each — and divide it four ways and it’s even less. The roasted red peppers really add a lot to this dish too.

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By: Maryea {Happy Healthy Mama} http://sarahscucinabella.com/2011/01/07/healthy-and-delicious-red-pepper-alfredo/#comment-3129 Fri, 07 Jan 2011 14:20:18 +0000 http://sarahscucinabella.com/?p=3519#comment-3129 Wow, with that ingredient list I wouldn’t have guessed it was low-cal, either. I guess it’s all about portion size, right? Looks delicious!

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