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How to Make a Healthier Pasta Salad Recipe (Page 4)

Add Lean Protein

3. Add Lean Protein

Adding lean protein to pasta salads helps make them more satisfying. To keep prep time to a minimum, use convenient proteins like canned beans or tuna, cooked ham or roasted chicken. You’ll want to add 1 to 2 cups lean protein to a pasta salad made with 4 cups of pasta.

Ideas for Pasta Salad Proteins:
• Hard-boiled eggs
• Cooked chicken breast
• Cooked ham (reduced- or low-sodium)
• Beans
• Chunk light tuna

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