Spring has sprung! That means it’s time to eat green and clean with my Asparagus Chicken Penne with Dairy-Free Walnut Pesto.
Spring Clean Your Kitchen
Don’t worry, no elbow grease required. This recipe challenge from Recipe Redux was to create a meal with at least 3 ingredients that are already in my fridge or pantry. Such a fantastic way to clean out my fridge and pantry and use up some of the pasta, nuts, garlic and herbs I have on hand.Spring clean your kitchen w/ #glutenfree chicken pasta & #dairyfree pesto! Click To Tweet
Pasta recipes are super forgiving – you can use up any veggies and protein you have in your kitchen, from frozen shrimp to canned tuna or beans. I always keep bags of plain frozen vegetables in my freezer so I can create a quick pasta or stirfry in minutes… even if I’ve been out of town and the fridge is bare.
Healthy Foods to Always Have in Your Fridge and Pantry
Making a meal out of what you already have in your kitchen can be a real challenge if you don’t keep your fridge and cupboards stocked with healthy foods. While you may win points for creativity, no one wants your Mustard Saltine Soup, alright?!
So what does a well-stocked kitchen include? Check out my post about the The 45 Best Foods to Always Have in Your Kitchen and get the free printable shopping list. You’ll also get a list of quick and healthy meal ideas to utilize all of those healthy ingredients.
Having a grocery list and quick meal ideas on hand is a game-changer to have on nights when you just can’t muster up the energy to make a meal… and it saves you expensive and energy-zapping last-minute trips to the grocery store.#Dinner is solved! This Chicken Penne & Walnut Pesto is packed with veggies & ready in 15 min! Click To Tweet
Asparagus Chicken Penne with Dairy-Free Walnut Pesto – Gluten-Free!
This pasta recipe is ready to eat in less than 15 minutes, making it perfect for busy weeknights.
Using walnuts instead of pine nuts to make your pesto is a great way to keep this meal budget-friendly.
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What foods do you always have on hand for quick and easy meals? Share in the comments below!