Veggie and Chicken Pasta Salad


Diabetes Recipe: Veggie and Chicken Pasta Salad

The key to including pasta in your meal plan without going overboard on carbohydrate is to keep the portion size small and serve it with lots of veggies and some protein. This is a quick dinner the whole family can enjoy any time of year.

Prep Time: 15 minutes

This Recipe Serves 4

Ingredients

Salad
1 cup uncooked whole-wheat elbow pasta
1/2 cup red bell pepper, diced
1/2 cup cucumber (peeled), diced
1/2 cup small broccoli florets
1 large carrot, diced
1 cup cooked chicken breast, diced

Dressing
1/4 cup light mayonnaise
1 Tbsp red wine vinegar
1/8 tsp dried oregano
1/8 tsp freshly ground black pepper

Instructions

  1. Cook the pasta according to the package directions. Drain.
  2. In a large bowl, mix together the pasta, red bell pepper, cucumber, broccoli, carrots, and chicken.
  3. In a small bowl, whisk together the dressing ingredients. Pour the dressing over the pasta, vegetables, and chicken and mix well. Serve.

Recipe Cost: $6.25

Choices/Exchanges: 1 1/2 Starch, 1 Nonstarchy Vegetable, 1 Lean Protein, 1/2 Fat

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