Thursday, August 7, 2014

Hidden Veggie Creamy Alfredo

I love vegetables.

Versatile. You can eat them in so many different ways! Raw, Sautéed, Steamed, Grilled, Baked, Chopped. The combinations are endless.

Diverse. There are SO many different types of vegetables! So many colors, flavors, textures. How could I ever get bored?

Gluten Free. It’s hard not to love something that’s naturally gluten free and I can grow in my own yard.

So then tell my WHY oh WHY does Baby Ravelli seem to hate vegetables?

Even though my all day nausea has dissipated, I do still get waves of puking or gagging. And you know what really makes me gag?

Vegetables.

Salads. Tomato anything. Broccoli, Carrot Sticks, and Red Pepper. Basically any raw vegetable.

I swear, I feel like I’m already one of those parents that tries to sneak veggies in to their kid’s food! Spinach in the smoothie, and vegetables in the alfredo sauce!

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Bland, creamy foods sound best to me right now, but I know that I need to up my nutritional content. Noodles with plain sauce were fine during the first trimester – heck, I was just trying to survive! But now that I’m 15 weeks (!!!) I want to at least try to add some vegetables back in to my diet – even if that means hiding them.

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Thinly sliced Baby Portabella Mushrooms sautéed low and slow with garlic sautéed spinach and tomatoes.

The mushrooms I don’t have to hide. I adore them! Spinach and tomatoes….not so much. But covered in alfredo sauce:

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That’s better.

Schar Gluten Free Spaghetti Noodles covered in Classico Roasted Garlic Alfredo Sauce and sautéed veggies.

Creamy and Delicious!

Towards the end of my bowl I did have to mentally prepare for bites with tomato (ugh) so I might back off of tomatoes for a week and try again. But the spinach was great and of course I ate every single mushroom!

I am currently obsessed with the Schar Spaghetti Noodles. They do take quite a bit longer to cook, but they hold up so well!

What’s your favorite Gluten Free Noodle?