120 Calorie Fettuccine Alfredo. Pimped Y’all!
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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.