Healthy Chicken Carbonara

| February 4, 2013

As a food and wine writer, I am constantly trying new restaurants and going to wine tastings which I enjoy tremendously, but staying fit is also a top priority. In order to maintain a balanced lifestyle I am continually on a search for new ways to counteract my over- indulgences.

Fitness is a great way to burn off some excess calories, but many experts believe that losing weight is more about diet than exercise and I tend too agree. I have been working out consistently (5-6 days a week) for years, but I never seem to be able to lose those last five pounds.

chicken carbonara Since I started writing about food, diets are even more challenging, as my palate has become quite spoiled. Enter Lean Cuisine Chicken Carbonara – a foodie dieter’s dream. It has all you would expect from the real deal – pasta elevated by creamy rich sauce with hints of bacon, asparagus and delicious white meat chicken. I know now that you truly do not have to sacrifice taste for calories. At only 240 calories and 6 grams of fat, this satisfying dish can fool even the most discerning palate.

In order to create some incredible restaurant- inspired dishes, Lean Cuisine assembled a Culinary Roundtable comprised of top-notch, award-winning chefs including: Michelle Bernstein, Paul Kahan, Brad Farmarie, and spice master Lior Lev Sercarz , along with other food innovators like: Lucien Vendome, Elizabeth Karmel and cookbook author Pam Anderson.

These special Lean Cuisine meals are stamped with the Chef’s Pick label so they are easy to identify. Some other great choices include: Chicken with Basil Cream Sauce, Chicken Makhani, Mushroom Mezzaluna Ravioli and Steak Tips Portobello to name a few.

If you are watching your weight but don’t want to sacrifice taste, stock your freezer with some of these flavorful meals and you are off to a great start. Who knew dieting could be so delicious?

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I have partnered with Lean Cuisine through DailyBuzz Food to help promote their new line of Chef’s Pick products. I have been compensated for my time commitment to work with this product. However, my opinions are entirely my own and I have not been paid to publish positive comments. Thank you Lean Cuisine!