Adding lean protein like baked chicken, boiled cabbage, tons of mixed veggies, and using sun-dried tomato pesto to one serving of whole weat pasta. If you like it more saucy, add a little water and a tablespoon of vegetable oil to your pesto. So delicious and makes two very large servings. No guilt either!
05/05/2012 - 11:14pm
Whole grains and no cheese, start with a big salad with no fat dressing.
09/03/2012 - 4:56pm
Instead of adding ground beef to tomato sauce, I add finely chopped carrot that I saute with onion and mushrooms to make a tasty "meat sauce." If you use the meat flavored sauce from the store, your kids can't tell the difference and they can be tricked into eating more veggies.
09/05/2012 - 10:00am
Use spaghetti squash instead of pasta! Or substitute it for half of the pasta you'd normally use.
05/03/2013 - 7:24pm
I try not to make the pasta the MEAL. I make sure that there is only 2 ounces per person, but the main dish is really the protein and veg. Makes me feel like I can still have a bit of my pasta, but save some of the calories! :)
02/24/2014 - 1:26pm
02/24/2014 - 1:43pm
Use canned or fresh tomatoes instead of jarred sauce to cut out the sugar and sodium and other additives.
02/24/2014 - 1:48pm
Go for tomato based rather than cream based sauce if you can. Use half fat crime fraiche instead of cream and and a couple of tablespoons of the pasta water to the sauce to make it go further and reduce the calories.
02/24/2014 - 2:13pm
Use raw olive oil and fresh garlic, fresh parsley, sea salt and organic butter