I don’t know, but sometimes I get in a rut and cook the same recipes week after week. I finally got tired of it and sat down to meal plan and come up with new recipes that I knew I could make in under 30 minutes AND that my family would enjoy. Taking those few extra minutes before running to the grocery store has certainly paid off!
Off course my meal planning consisted of recipes that are quick, simple and have as minimal ingredients as possible. Having a little one that still depends so much attention and time, I don’t have the energy to deal with a list of ingredients and not to mention all the clean up that is involved in complex recipes. But sometimes it’s those simple meals that are the best and has everyone in your family asking for seconds!
I remember growing up, my mom always had a stock pile of No Yolks noodles in the pantry. I guess since it is so versatile and she could always come with a great meal to feed all of us hungry kids. Most people may think of beef stroganoff or casseroles, but these noodles are great for this edamame chicken pesto or even in soups.
One of my new meals that I added to our rotation is this yummy edamame chicken pesto. It’s simple and quick, but oh so tasty.
How to make Edamame Chicken Pesto
1 package of No Yolks Broad Noodles (get your $.50 off coupon here!)
1 cup pesto
1/4 cup edamame
1 garlic glove, minced
1 tbsp olive oil
- In a skillet, heat up the olive oil and sauté the garlic for about 2-3 minutes.
- Then add in the chicken and cook until done.
- Stir in the edamame.
- In a separate pot, cook the noodles as directed on package.
- Drain pasta, and add to pan with chicken.
- Mix in the pesto and cook together on low for 2 -3 minutes.
- Serve with garlic toast.
What I enjoy most about cooking with No Yolks is that it is a healthy egg noodle alternative that is made from egg whites and no cholesterol. Plus the noodles are firm and fluffy and do not get mushy as I add in the other ingredients.
They come in a variety of cuts – Broad, Extra Broad, Fine, Kluski, Dumplings and Stir-Fry – so versatile and great for all types of recipes.
I think next up I will have to create a delicious soup for when the weather turns a little cooler!