Boil some pasta, rinse frozen peas, throw in some rotisserie chicken, a little pesto, a tablespoon of mayo, a quick squeeze of lemon…done and done! Serve with salad. Serve with dessert. Serve with nothing; just have seconds!!
Who doesn’t love pasta and who doesn’t love simple? Serve cold, or warm. Pre-make for a last minute dinner. Pack left-overs for tomorrow’s lunches! Here’s the recipe:
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To make this recipe even healthier, use a low-fat mayonnaise and whole grain pasta. Add diced carrots for added crunch and beta-carotene!
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