120 Calorie Fettuccine Alfredo. Pimped Y’all!

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(Pimp That Recipe is a bi-monthly column in partnership with Diets in Review which will take your favorite comfort foods and upgrade them to a new, wholly health supportive, nourishing, satiating, and delicious version.)

If I had a dollar for every time Fettuccine Alfredo came up in a nutrition session with a client I would be a very wealthy woman. It seems to be the dish that is the ultimate counterpoint to healthy eating, the sin that must be confessed. That steamy bowl of rich creamy pasta is not sensible – it is evil. Ridiculous, void of common sense, and completely and utterly delicious!

Unfortunately, one bowl piles in about a days worth of calories and fat. ONE BOWL! (approximately 1200 calories and 75 grams of fat)

The original recipe for Fettuccine Alfredo was created nearly 100 years ago by a man named Alfredo di Lelio in Rome. He created the recipe to please his very pregnant wife who struggled with morning sickness. Butter, heavy cream, cheese, and pasta to the rescue!

This morning sickness cure can now be purchased jarred or frozen and is on nearly every italian restaurant menu across the country. Fettuccine Alfredo is an indulgence that we tend to “indulge” in way to often.

Now you can have your Alfredo and eat it too. Just make it at home. The Abra Pimped way. I have to say this recipe may be my greatest triumph. I will boast. I will be cocky. This one deserves it.

My version (get ready for this) has 120 calories per serving! that is 1/10th of the original. Ridiculous! It also has 4 grams of fat compared to 75!! Seriously, I impressed myself here.

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Abra Pappa
About Abra Pappa, Health and Wellness Expert

Abra is a wellness expert that has inspired thousands of people to reach their health and weight loss goals through whole, natural food and mindful lifestyle shifts. Her food philosophy is simple; keep it real, keep it simple, and it sure as heck better be delicious!

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  1. HISTORY OF ALFREDO DI LELIO CREATOR OF “FETTUCCINE ALL’ALFREDO”
    We have the pleasure to inform you about the history of our grandfather Alfredo Di Lelio.
    Alfredo di Lelio opened the restaurant “Alfredo” in a local in the center of Rome in 1914, after leaving his first restaurant run by his mother Angelina in Piazza Rosa (Piazza disappeared in 1910 following the construction of the Galleria Colonna / Sordi). In this local fame spread, first to Rome and then in the world of “fettuccine all’Alfredo”. In 1943, during the war, Di Lelio gave the local to his collaborators.
    In 1950 Alfredo Di Lelio reopened with his son Armando (Alfredo II) his restaurant in Piazza Augusto Imperatore n.30, “Il Vero Alfredo”, which is now managed by his nephews Alfredo (same name of grandfather) and Ines (the same name of his grandmother, wife of Alfredo Di Lelio, who were dedicated to the noodles).
    In conclusion, the local Piazza Augusto Imperatore is following the family tradition of Alfredo Di Lelio and his notes noodles (see also the site of “Il Vero Alfredo” info@alfredo-roma.it).
    Our restaurant “Il Vero Alfredo” is present in the Register of “Historical shops of excellence” of Roma Capitale.
    We must clarify that other restaurants in Rome and in Italy do not belong to the family tradition of “Il Vero Alfredo”.
    Best regards
    Alfredo e Ines Di Lelio

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