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…another healthy cooking recipe from the Quick & Healthy Cookbooks

This recipe uses staple foods that I keep stocked in my cupboard. It’s quick to put together and it has been one of my children’s favorite dishes. Serve topped with Parmesan cheese. This recipe also works well in diabetic menus.

8 ounces uncooked fettuccini noodles (eggless)
3 cans (6.5 ounces each) minced clams, 2 drained and 1 not drained
1 tablespoon chopped garlic
2 teaspoons lemon juice
1/2 teaspoon dried thyme

Cook noodles according to package directions. Drain. Return noodles to pan and add remaining ingredients. Heat thoroughly. Turn off heat. Cover and let set until liquid is absorbed, or if you prefer more moisture, serve immediately.

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Makes 5 cups
5 servings

Each Serving
1 cup

Carb Servings
2 1/2

2 1/2 starch
1 lean meat
Nutrient Analysis
calories 225
total fat 1g
saturated fat 0g
cholesterol 22mg
sodium 312mg
total carbohydrate 20g
dietary fiber 2g
sugars 2g
protein 16g

Source: Quick & Healthy Recipes and Ideas, 3rd Edition, ©2008 Brenda J. Ponichtera, R.D, Published by Small Steps Press, publishing health conscious books for the general population, a division of the American Diabetes Association; retail $18.95; to order call 1-800-232-6733 Or ORDER NOW

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Recipe updated May 1, 2015

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