This recipe for chicken and kalamata olive pasta combines marinated chicken with olives, mushrooms, spinach and shell pasta in a tomato sauce with a hint of lemon. An easy dish for a lazy summer evening.
This is a great recipe for using up silverbeet from the garden. Serve with grilled zucchini, eggplant or a garden salad.
Continue reading for money saving tips and gluten and dairy free options. There is also a PDF version of this recipe at the end of the post which can be printed or saved to your device to save on paper.
*The Nutrition Facts label above should be used as a guide only. The amounts can change depending on the brands you use. To reduce the fat content always try to buy reduced fat products and lean meat when you can afford it. Look for reduced salt products and low sugar without artificial sugar replacements.
Bump up the flavour a notch by adding fresh basil leaves at the end.
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Gluten and Dairy Free Options
This recipe is dairy free. For gluten free; use your favorite gluten free pasta to replace the shell pasta.
Save money by buying larger jars of Kalamata olives. They are wonderful in salads, are used in appetizers and on gourmet pizzas.
Consider growing your own basil at home. They are best grown in pots in either a windowsill or a sunny position in the garden. Hard rain can damage the leaves leaving black spots so a protected sunny position is best. For more information on growing basil see this guide.
This guide to Creating Budget Friendly Meals covers everything from planning to making the most of in season vegetables and meat to using raw ingredients to create healthy and nutritious meals which cost less to make. A little forethought can save you a great deal of money over the course of the year.
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