Live Well, One Meal at a Time

Healthy eating is an essential part of living well with diabetes, which is why the American Diabetes Association and Chef'd have teamed up to provide meal kits that make it easy to create delicious, healthy dishes and well-balanced meals at home.

Each recipe has been carefully evaluated and selected by registered dietitians to ensure main dishes meet the Association's nutritional guidelines for people living with diabetes and for anyone looking to prepare healthier dishes at home. A la carte meals can be ordered whenever you want, with no subscription or obligation.

35 min
Beef Tenderloin

Beef Tenderloin

Making healthy choices and understanding portion control are important in helping to control blood glucose. This recipe gives you a simple and fast way to get protein and vegetables in one easy dish. Adapted from The Healthy Carb Diabetes Cookbook: Favorite Foods to Fit Your Meal Plan, this hearty meal is as colorful as it is flavorful. Easy prep, easy cleanup, a simple lemon marinade and a few minutes in the oven - and you’ve got dinner!

  • Est. Cooking Time: 35 min
  • Allergens: None
  • Skill Level:
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INGREDIENTS:

  • Yellow Squash
  • Lemon
  • Beef Tenderloin
  • Red Bell Pepper
  • Zucchini
  • Crimini Mushrooms

EQUIPMENT YOU'LL NEED:

  • Medium Bowl
  • Sheet Pan Lined with Foil

FROM YOUR PANTRY:

  • Salt
  • Black Pepper
  • Olive Oil
35 min
Beef Teriyaki

Beef Teriyaki

with Spinach

Beef Teriyaki

This is a better-for-you version of the classic Japanese dish that is served in restaurants everywhere. But who wants all that added salt and fat? From the Asian Flavors Diabetes Cookbook: Simple, Fresh Meals Perfect for Every Day, this stir-fry is great for a busy night when you want something delicious, easy and fast. Flank steak is bathed in a savory and sweet sauce of ginger, agave nectar, tamari and sake, then served with a simple side of fresh spinach, quickly sauteed. So good – and so good for you!

  • Est. Cooking Time: 35 min
  • Allergens: Soy
  • Skill Level:
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INGREDIENTS:

  • Tamari Sauce (Gluten free)
  • Flank steak
  • Garlic Cloves
  • Fresh Ginger
  • Green Onion
  • Lemon
  • Corn Starch
  • Cooking Sake
  • Sesame Oil
  • Baby Spinach
  • Agave Sweetener

EQUIPMENT YOU'LL NEED:

  • 2 Medium Saute Pans
  • Large Bowl
  • Small Bowl
  • Small Saucepot

FROM YOUR PANTRY:

  • Olive Oil
45 min
Cajun Bronzed Mahi-Mahi

Cajun Bronzed Mahi-Mahi

People with diabetes know that cooking at home means eating healthy. Preparing delicious diabetes-friendly meals is easier than ever, and this recipe is a perfect example. It comes from Fast and Flavorful: Great Diabetes Meals from Market to Table and pairs quickly-sautéed spicy mahi-mahi fillets with healthy brown rice and baby spinach. Satisfying and so good for you!

  • Est. Cooking Time: 45 min
  • Allergens: Fish
  • Skill Level:
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INGREDIENTS:

  • Lime
  • Cayenne Pepper
  • Oregano
  • Long Grain Brown Rice
  • Garlic Powder
  • Shallot
  • Baby Spinach
  • Mahi Mahi

EQUIPMENT YOU'LL NEED:

  • Medium Non-stick Saute Pan
  • Medium Saucepot with Lid

FROM YOUR PANTRY:

  • Salt
  • Canola Oil
  • Olive Oil
40 min
Carne Asada Tacos

Carne Asada Tacos

Because the body turns carbohydrates into glucose, eating carbohydrates makes blood sugar levels rise. That doesn’t mean you should avoid carbohydrates altogether if you have diabetes, as they’re a healthy and important part of a nutritious diet. But you do have to choose wisely. These delicious carne asada tacos from The Healthy Carb Diabetes Cookbook: Favorite Foods to Fit Your Meal Plan features good-for-you carbs - cumin-spiced black beans, whole wheat tortillas and a fresh and zesty salsa.

  • Est. Cooking Time: 40 min
  • Allergens: Wheat
  • Skill Level:
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INGREDIENTS:

  • Green Onion
  • Cilantro
  • Black Beans
  • Roma Tomatoes
  • Cumin
  • Garlic Clove
  • Jalapeño Pepper
  • Flank steak
  • Shallot
  • Wheat Tortilla
  • Lime

EQUIPMENT YOU'LL NEED:

  • 2 Medium Bowls
  • Can Opener
  • Colander
  • Medium Oven Proof Saute Pan
  • Medium Saucepot with Lid
  • Medium Saute Pan with Lid
  • Small Saute Pan

FROM YOUR PANTRY:

  • Salt
  • Black Pepper
  • Canola Oil
35 min
Chicken Fajitas

Chicken Fajitas

Chicken Fajitas

Chicken fajitas are one of the best choices when it comes to Mexican food if you’re watching your blood sugar.  Chicken breasts are a great source of lean protein, and these fajitas are nestled in warm whole wheat tortillas and topped with low-carb onions and peppers. This easy to prepare south-of-the-border classic is full of flavor. Once you’ve had a bite, we bet you’ll be saying, “Mas, por favor!”

  • Est. Cooking Time: 35 min
  • Allergens: Wheat
  • Skill Level:
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INGREDIENTS:

  • Red Bell Pepper
  • Green Pepper
  • Lime
  • Wheat Tortilla
  • Skinless Chicken Breast
  • Garlic Cloves
  • Small Onion

EQUIPMENT YOU'LL NEED:

  • Aluminum Foil
  • Large Bowl
  • Large Non Stick Saute Pan
  • Small Saute Pan

FROM YOUR PANTRY:

  • Salt
  • Black Pepper
  • Nonstick Spray
  • Olive Oil

INGREDIENTS 411:

  • It is normal for chicken to have a slight odor due to the vacuum sealed packaging.
30 min
Stress Free Chicken Lettuce Wraps

Stress Free Chicken Lettuce Wraps

Stress Free Chicken Lettuce Wraps

Asian food is all about balance, and balance in the diet is a concept that we can all benefit from. The textures and flavor profile of this dish feature classic elements of Asian cuisine - the saltiness and sweetness of tamari sauce and agave nectar, the crunchiness of carrots and the softness of the lettuce leaves. This easy, tasty restaurant-style dish comes from the book The Stress Free Diabetes Kitchen and is one you’ll want to make again - and again!

  • Est. Cooking Time: 30 min
  • Allergens: Peanut,Soy
  • Skill Level:
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INGREDIENTS:

  • Agave Sweetener
  • Matchstick Carrots
  • Green Onion
  • Butter Lettuce
  • Skinless Chicken Breast
  • Rice Wine Vinegar
  • Natural Creamy Peanut Butter

EQUIPMENT YOU'LL NEED:

  • Medium Non-stick Saute Pan
  • Small Bowl

FROM YOUR PANTRY:

  • Salt
  • Black Pepper
  • Olive Oil

INGREDIENTS 411:

  • It is normal for chicken to have a slight odor due to the vacuum sealed packaging.
40 min
Chicken Lover Balsamic Chicken

Chicken Lover Balsamic Chicken

Adapted from The Budget-Friendly Fresh and Local Diabetes Cookbook, this lovely meal takes chicken to a new level. Too often, people associate healthy eating habits with a lack of flavor. Just a touch of rich balsamic vinegar, a splash of red wine and some fresh rosemary make this a meal to remember. Paired with a side of tender sautéed green beans and cherry tomatoes, this is a great choice for anyone who wants a fresh, healthy, flavorful dinner on the table in minutes.

  • Est. Cooking Time: 40 min
  • Allergens: None
  • Skill Level:
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INGREDIENTS:

  • Paprika
  • Cherry Tomatoes
  • Garlic Clove
  • Balsamic Vinegar
  • Green Beans
  • Red Cooking Wine
  • Skinless Chicken Breast
  • Rosemary

EQUIPMENT YOU'LL NEED:

  • Baking Dish
  • Large Non Stick Saute Pan
  • Plastic Wrap
  • Small Bowl

FROM YOUR PANTRY:

  • Salt
  • Black Pepper
  • Nonstick Spray
  • Olive Oil

INGREDIENTS 411:

  • It is normal for chicken to have a slight odor due to the vacuum sealed packaging.
35 min
Herb-Marinated Chicken Breasts

Herb-Marinated Chicken Breasts

This flavorful dish comes from The Italian Diabetes Cookbook, and contrary to popular belief, Italian food is the perfect cuisine for those looking for heart healthy and diabetes-friendly dishes. Real Italian food is healthful and delicious, and at its core, is all about preparing fresh ingredients with time-honored techniques that preserve both tradition and flavor. Lean chicken breasts are marinated in a mixture of fresh herbs, garlic and lemon. A simple and colorful salad of arugula, carrots and bright cherry tomatoes make this a memorable meal. Mangiamo!

  • Est. Cooking Time: 35 min
  • Allergens: None
  • Skill Level:
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INGREDIENTS:

  • Garlic Clove
  • Lemon
  • Small Onion
  • Arugula
  • Parsley
  • Skinless Chicken Breast
  • Matchstick Carrots
  • Cherry Tomatoes
  • Basil

EQUIPMENT YOU'LL NEED:

  • Large Bowl
  • Large Non Stick Saute Pan
  • Medium Bowl
  • Plastic Wrap
  • Small Bowl

FROM YOUR PANTRY:

  • Salt
  • Black Pepper
  • Olive Oil

INGREDIENTS 411:

  • It is normal for chicken to have a slight odor due to the vacuum sealed packaging.
30 min
Jalapeño Caesar Salad

Jalapeño Caesar Salad

with Blackened Chicken

Jalapeño Caesar Salad

Move over, ordinary Caesar salad! Lean chicken breast gets a peppery punch and a quick sauté, and the traditional dressing gets a bit of heat and a protein boost from tofu. This recipe from The All-Natural Diabetes Cookbook: The Whole Food Approach to Great Taste and Healthy Eating makes a great main dish or a satisfying side - the Caesar with a twist, and a kick!

  • Est. Cooking Time: 30 min
  • Allergens: Milk,Soy,Fish
  • Skill Level:
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INGREDIENTS:

  • Super Firm Tofu
  • Skinless Chicken Breast
  • Romaine Hearts
  • Worcestershire Sauce
  • Parmesan Cheese
  • Dijon Mustard
  • Garlic Clove
  • Jalapeño Pepper

EQUIPMENT YOU'LL NEED:

  • Food Processor
  • Large Bowl
  • Medium Non-stick Saute Pan

FROM YOUR PANTRY:

  • Black Pepper
  • Olive Oil

INGREDIENTS 411:

  • It is normal for chicken to have a slight odor due to the vacuum sealed packaging.
45 min
Korean Beef

Korean Beef

with Spinach Brown Rice & Baby Bok Choy

Korean Beef

Don’t settle for flavorless foods just because you’re busy! Adapted from Mix ‘n Match Meals in Minutes for People with Diabetes, this quick and easy meal is loaded with flavor, high in fiber, and super-healthy. Thin slices of marinated, broiled flank steak are served atop nutty brown rice and spinach. A side of tender, sautéed baby bok choy and a drizzle of the steak’s flavorful juices complete this Asian-inspired meal. So good for you - and so delicious!

  • Est. Cooking Time: 45 min
  • Allergens: Soy
  • Skill Level:
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INGREDIENTS:

  • Baby Spinach
  • Long Grain Brown Rice
  • Gluten Free Tamari
  • White Wine Vinegar
  • Flank steak
  • Baby Bok Choy
  • Garlic Cloves
  • Dijon Mustard

EQUIPMENT YOU'LL NEED:

  • Medium Bowl
  • Medium Saucepot with Lid
  • Medium Saute Pan
  • Sheet Pan Lined with Foil

FROM YOUR PANTRY:

  • Salt
  • Black Pepper
  • Olive Oil
35 min
Mahi-Mahi and Fennel

Mahi-Mahi and Fennel

with Figs and Orange

Mahi-Mahi and Fennel

This elegant and lovely meal from The Diabetes Seafood Cookbook: Fresh, Healthy, Low-Fat Cooking could easily be on the menu at a fine dining restaurant, but you can prepare it at home in just about 30 minutes. Sautéed onion, aromatic fennel and sweet figs are perfect companions for citrus, lending layers flavor to this fish dish. We love the little “something extra” that a splash of white wine in the sauce adds, too!

  • Est. Cooking Time: 35 min
  • Allergens: Fish
  • Skill Level:
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INGREDIENTS:

  • Fennel
  • Chicken Base
  • Small Onion
  • Mahi Mahi Fillets
  • Orange
  • White Cooking Wine
  • Dried Figs

EQUIPMENT YOU'LL NEED:

  • 2 Medium Saute Pans
  • 2 Small Bowls

FROM YOUR PANTRY:

  • Salt
  • Black Pepper
  • Olive Oil

INGREDIENTS 411:

  • It is normal for chicken to have a slight odor due to the vacuum sealed packaging.
45 min
Pan-Seared Salmon

Pan-Seared Salmon

with Balsamic Barley Pilaf

Pan-Seared Salmon

Salmon has so much going for it as a healthy addition to your meal plan. It’s low in sodium, calories and saturated fats, and high in omega-3s and protein. This delicious recipe adapted from The Diabetes Seafood Cookbook: Fresh, Healthy, Low-Fat Cooking, features a pilaf with a unique twist - barley rather than the more commonly used grain, rice. Fresh basil, juicy cherry tomatoes and a mirepoix (a mix of shallot, celery and carrots) add delicious depth, while a splash of balsamic vinegar adds just the right amount of acidity to perfectly balance the dish.

  • Est. Cooking Time: 45 min
  • Allergens: Fish
  • Skill Level:
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INGREDIENTS:

  • Carrot
  • Salmon Fillet
  • Celery
  • Chicken Base
  • Basil
  • Shallot
  • Cherry Tomatoes
  • Balsamic Vinegar
  • Garlic Clove

EQUIPMENT YOU'LL NEED:

  • Large Bowl
  • Large Saucepot with Lid
  • Medium Non-stick Saute Pan
  • Peeler
  • Small Bowl

FROM YOUR PANTRY:

  • Salt
  • Black Pepper
  • Olive Oil
40 min
Seared Mahi-Mahi

Seared Mahi-Mahi

with Cannellini Beans

Seared Mahi-Mahi

Eating a good balance of protein, carbs and healthy fats is important - and eating fish at least twice a week is a great way to get omega-3s, too. This dish from The Diabetes Seafood Cookbook: Fresh, Healthy, Low-Fat Cooking is simple, fast and tasty. And you’ll get an extra boost of protein and flavor from the tender, pancetta-studded cannellini beans. 

  • Est. Cooking Time: 40 min
  • Allergens: Fish
  • Skill Level:
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INGREDIENTS:

  • Red Chili Flakes
  • Parsley
  • Shallot
  • Cherry Tomatoes
  • Rosemary
  • Garlic Clove
  • Pancetta
  • Mahi Mahi Fillets
  • Cannellini Beans

EQUIPMENT YOU'LL NEED:

  • Colander
  • Large Non Stick Saute Pan
  • Medium Saucepot with Lid
  • Small Saute Pan

FROM YOUR PANTRY:

  • Salt
  • Black Pepper
  • Olive Oil
30 min
Soba Noodle Salad

Soba Noodle Salad

This beautiful and delicious meal comes from the Asian Flavors Cookbook: Simple, Fresh Meals Perfect for Every Day, and is a great and healthy choice for your meal plan. The naturally healthy cuisine of Asian cooking adapts beautifully for diabetes-friendly meals, and this delicious chilled noodle salad from Japan has a little bit of everything - and lots and of flavor. Pickled ginger, baby spinach and earthy shiitake mushrooms combine with buckwheat noodles and a touch of sriracha and sesame. Savory, spicy, sweet.  And good for you, too!

  • Est. Cooking Time: 30 min
  • Allergens: Wheat,Soy
  • Skill Level:
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INGREDIENTS:

  • Baby Spinach
  • Rice Wine Vinegar
  • Sesame Oil
  • Soba Noodles
  • Shiitake Mushrooms
  • Green Onion
  • Honey
  • Sriracha
  • Tamari Sauce
  • Black Sesame Seeds
  • Pickled Ginger

EQUIPMENT YOU'LL NEED:

  • Colander
  • Large Bowl
  • Large Non Stick Saute Pan
  • Large Saucepot
  • Medium Bowl

FROM YOUR PANTRY:

  • Canola Oil
35 min
Spicy Shrimp & Tomato Pasta

Spicy Shrimp & Tomato Pasta

Spicy Shrimp & Tomato Pasta

Eating a consistent amount of carbohydrates at every meal is an essential part of meal planning, but counting carbs can be tedious and confusing. Many people cut pasta from their diet completely, but you don’t have to! It’s all about portion control. The Diabetes Carb Control Cookbook makes the process simple, and delicious. We love this fast, easy and scrumptious shrimp dish, made with spaghetti, broccoli florets and cherry tomatoes. Add some fresh basil and a touch of heat from jalapeno, and dinner’s on the table in about 30 minutes.

  • Est. Cooking Time: 35 min
  • Allergens: Wheat,Crustacean
  • Skill Level:
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INGREDIENTS:

  • Garlic Cloves
  • Shrimp
  • Broccoli Florets
  • Spaghetti 
  • Jalapeño Pepper
  • Cherry Tomatoes
  • Basil

EQUIPMENT YOU'LL NEED:

  • Colander
  • Large Bowl
  • Large Saucepot
  • Medium Non-stick Saute Pan

FROM YOUR PANTRY:

  • Salt
  • Olive Oil
40 min
Spicy Turkey Chili

Spicy Turkey Chili

Spicy Turkey Chili

Whether you’re looking for the perfect weeknight meal or a game-day crowd pleaser, you can’t go wrong with a delicious bowl of chili. This comfort-food recipe comes from The Complete Quick & Hearty Diabetic Cookbook, and is loaded with good old-fashioned taste. Lean ground turkey, kidney beans and bell peppers combine to make a healthy and satisfying “bowl of red” that’s packed with protein, fiber and flavor!

  • Est. Cooking Time: 40 min
  • Allergens: None
  • Skill Level:
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INGREDIENTS:

  • Chili Powder
  • Garlic Clove
  • Green Pepper
  • Ground Cumin
  • Crushed Tomatoes
  • Ground Turkey
  • Small Onion
  • Chicken Base
  • Kidney Beans

EQUIPMENT YOU'LL NEED:

  • Can Opener
  • Colander
  • Large Non Stick Saute Pan
  • Small Bowl

FROM YOUR PANTRY:

  • Salt
  • Black Pepper
  • Olive Oil
35 min
Spinach Fettuccine

Spinach Fettuccine

with Walnut-Parmesan Pesto

Spinach Fettuccine

Pasta is one of the most comforting of comfort foods, but it can be tricky to fit into your eating plan. Compared to other starches, it has a relatively low glycemic index, but it’s all about portion control. This recipe from The Italian Diabetes Cookbook features flavorful fresh pesto, a touch of Parmesan and baby spinach which makes this a filling and good-for-you meal. And you can have it on the table in just about the same amount of time it takes to boil water!

  • Est. Cooking Time: 35 min
  • Allergens: Tree nuts,Milk,Wheat
  • Skill Level:
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INGREDIENTS:

  • Parmesan Cheese
  • Basil
  • Fettuccine
  • Garlic Clove
  • Walnuts
  • Baby Spinach

EQUIPMENT YOU'LL NEED:

  • Colander
  • Food Processor
  • Large Bowl
  • Large Saucepot
  • Tongs

FROM YOUR PANTRY:

  • Salt
  • Black Pepper
  • Olive Oil
45 min
Thai Chicken With Cilantro & Lime

Thai Chicken With Cilantro & Lime

and Cucumber Salad

Thai Chicken With Cilantro & Lime

Adapted from Sizzle and Smoke: The Ultimate Guide to Grilling for Diabetes, this incredibly flavorful dish is no ordinary chicken dinner. The subtle differences in the proportions of the ingredients used makes Thai food so layered and complex. Traditional flavors of lemongrass, ginger, lime and fish sauce create the marinade for the chicken, while red chili flakes and sesame add another authentic touch to the light, refreshing salad. 

  • Est. Cooking Time: 45 min
  • Allergens: Soy,Fish
  • Skill Level:
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INGREDIENTS:

  • Cilantro
  • Rice Wine Vinegar
  • Garlic Clove
  • Brown Sugar
  • White Sesame Seeds
  • Fish Sauce
  • Lime
  • Fresh Ginger
  • Jalapeño Pepper
  • Red Chili Flakes
  • Sesame Oil
  • Persian Cucumber
  • Lemongrass
  • Chicken Thighs

EQUIPMENT YOU'LL NEED:

  • 2 Medium Bowls
  • Medium Non-stick Saute Pan
  • Peeler
  • Plastic Wrap

FROM YOUR PANTRY:

  • Canola Oil

INGREDIENTS 411:

  • It is normal for chicken to have a slight odor due to the vacuum sealed packaging.
40 min
Tofu Teriyaki

Tofu Teriyaki

with Brown Rice

Tofu Teriyaki

Authentic Asian cuisine includes a balance of protein, vegetables and grains. This concept of balance is reflected in this healthy and tasty dish from the Asian Flavors Diabetic Cookbook: Simple, Fresh Meals Perfect for Every Day. It features protein-rich tofu, fresh broccoli, carrots and brown rice. The dried seaweed in this dish, Kombu, not only flavors the dish but is rich in vitamins and minerals and also contains large quantities of potassium, which helps to reduce blood pressure. 

  • Est. Cooking Time: 40 min
  • Allergens: Soy
  • Skill Level:
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INGREDIENTS:

  • Kombu
  • Long Grain Brown Rice
  • Cooking Sake
  • Cornstarch
  • Garlic Cloves
  • Sesame Oil
  • Gluten Free Tamari
  • Fresh Ginger
  • Broccoli Florets
  • Agave Sweetener
  • Carrot
  • Super Firm Tofu
  • Green Onion

EQUIPMENT YOU'LL NEED:

  • Medium Non-stick Saute Pan
  • Peeler
  • Small Bowl
  • Small Saucepot with Lid

FROM YOUR PANTRY:

  • Canola Oil
35 min
Whole Wheat Linguine

Whole Wheat Linguine

Yes, people with diabetes can eat pasta! Full of flavor and the goodness of whole wheat linguine, this simple and delicious recipe is from The All-Natural Diabetes Cookbook: The Whole Food Approach to Great Taste and Healthy Eating. Research indicates that a plant-based eating plan may help people with diabetes, and cutting packaged, processed foods from your diet and replacing them with whole foods is one of the best things you can do for your health. Fresh bell pepper, earthy pesto and sun-dried tomatoes combine with a spicy kick of jalapeño and a touch of Parmesan in this satisfying meal.

  • Est. Cooking Time: 35 min
  • Allergens: Milk,Wheat
  • Skill Level:
  • Spice Level:

INGREDIENTS:

  • Sundried Tomatoes
  • Jalapeño Pepper
  • Pesto Sauce
  • Parmesan Cheese
  • Whole Wheat Linguine
  • Yellow Bell Pepper
  • Skinless Chicken Breast

EQUIPMENT YOU'LL NEED:

  • Colander
  • Large Saucepot
  • Medium Non-stick Saute Pan

FROM YOUR PANTRY:

  • Salt
  • Canola Oil

INGREDIENTS 411:

  • It is normal for chicken to have a slight odor due to the vacuum sealed packaging.