Here is Dan's favorite recipes from a Biggest Loser cookbook with his own twist. It is a pre-race healthy pasta dish with chicken.
Makes 1 serving:
1 1/2 tablespoons finely chopped yellow or white onion
2 small cloves garlic, minced
1 boneless chicken breast
1/2 cup canned crushed tomatoes
1/2 teaspoon dried oregano leaves
1/2 teaspoon extra-virgin olive oil
Pinch of red-pepper flakes, or more to taste
2 ounces (one-fourth of an 8-ounce box) Nutrition Kitchen Angel Hair Style Golden Whole Soybean Pasta (Can substitute with whole wheat pasta)
1 to 2 teaspoons grated reduced-fat Parmesan cheese
Bring a large pot of lightly salted water to a boil.
Meanwhile, lightly mist a small nonstick skillet with olive oil spray. Set over medium heat. Add the onion and garlic. Cook, stirring occasionally, for about 4 minutes, or until almost tender. (Do not brown.) Cut up and add the chicken. Increase the heat to medium high. Cook chicken until done. Reduce the heat to low. Add the tomatoes, oregano, and oil. Season with red-pepper flakes.
When the water boils, add the pasta to the pot. Stir. Cook, stirring occasionally, for 3 minutes, or until al dente. Drain and add to the skillet mixture. Toss to combine. Transfer to a serving bowl. Sprinkle with the cheese. Serve immediately.