Pasta is a favorite family comfort food—it’s quick and easy to cook and always tastes good. But with all those carbs can it be healthy too? You bet! The trick is to keep portion sizes under control and compensate by adding more lean protein and vegetables into the mix.
You might also skip the “regular” pasta, which is made from refined grains, and instead opt for whole-wheat varieties as part of a healthy diet. A good source of dietary fiber, whole-wheat pasta hasn’t been stripped of the grain’s important trace nutrients and phytochemicals. And now, fortunately for consumers, there are vastly improved, better-tasting choices to be found at your grocery store.
So say “yes” to pasta once again, and enjoy these quick and healthy recipes. All can be prepared in 30 minutes or less.