Wow! This recipe has it all. It has sweet, salty, and acidic flavors. It has protein, fiber, and antioxidants. It has pasta and vegetables and cheese. It has creamy, hearty, and slightly crunchy elements. And it can fit into your low-carb weight loss diet.
Creamy Low-Carb Fusilli with Roasted Balsamic Brussels Sprouts and Spiced Butternut Squash may be your new favorite. It is simple and fast enough to make for a weekday dinner, but it is also tasty and impressive enough to serve to company.
Carba-Nada Reduced Carb Pasta by Al Dente Pasta Company - Fusilli has 7 grams of dietary fiber and 15 grams of protein. That means you can have a meatless meal but still hit your goals for protein. If you prefer, you can add a protein, such as chicken. It is easy enough to roast chicken at the same time as you roast the vegetables. Then just cut it into bite-sized cubes and toss it with the brussels sprouts in the sweetener, olive oil, and balsamic vinegar.
At the end, you mix in hummus to make the sauce creamy. Another vegan option is tahini. Or, if you do not happen to have either of those on hand, a mixture of 2 tablespoons of olive oil and 2 tablespoons of warmed cream cheese can help you achieve a creamy consistency and taste.
Recipe for Creamy Low-Carb Fusilli with Roasted Balsamic Brussels Sprouts and Spiced Butternut Squash
Makes 5 servings
Prep time: 15 minutes
Cook time: 20 minutes