Italian food isn’t the easiest to make when you’re a Trim Healthy Mama.
After all, most dishes have enormous helpings of carbohydrates, copious amounts of cheese, and protein plays second fiddle to the carbohydrates in the meal. It’s a recipe for a THM disaster. So what is a girl to do when she gets a craving for italian food on an E day?
Make E-friendly Trim Healthy Mama Chicken Parmesan.
Even the hubs liked this meal, that’s how hearty and filling it was, and it came together in about 30 minutes – start to finish! At the rate at which the hubs and even our two year old wolfed it down, you would have thought it was their last meal.
Traditional chicken parm has protein (the chicken breast), carbohydrates (the breading), and unhealthy fats (frying the breaded chicken breast). Then, it’s usually served with melted cheese and marinara sauce (loaded with sugar, of course) on top, and pasta with more marinara on the side. Vegetables (besides tomatoes) are few and far between, which makes a meal of chicken parmesan deliciously sinful.
I decided to take this traditional meal and make it far less sinful, as well as nearly gluten-free, and surprisingly easy to make.
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