5 Pasta Recipes That Contain No Added Sugar

When you’re making pasta for dinner, are you someone who reaches for the bottles or jars of sauce?

You might be surprised to learn that these commercially prepared sauces can be jam-packed with sugar.

Why would they need to add sugar you might ask? Well besides flavour, it’s also used to balance out all the salt they put in there (which is also not ideal to feed your family), as well as giving it a longer shelf life. Read more here.

One Pot Spaghetti Bolognese

Healthy Pasta Tips

The best way to ensure you are tucking into a healthy meal is to prepare the sauce yourself. Don’t worry, it doesn’t add much time to your meal prep, but it does mean you will be adding zero sugar and only enough seasoning to suit your own family.

Pasta doesn’t need to be off limits when you are trying to lose weight, it just comes down to preparing the right kind of recipe, and choosing the best ingredients.

Tips For A Healthier Pasta Meal:

  1. Pasta lends itself to switching ingredients around based on the veggies that you have on hand. Swap broccoli for cauliflower, throw in some mushrooms or corn, anything goes!
  2. Switch the regular, white pasta for the wholemeal version, or even try adding some zucchini noodles to your spaghetti.
  3. Watch your portion size. We often serve ourselves huge portions of pasta, sometimes double the size that we actually need!
  4. Try serving your pasta in a smaller sized bowl and topping it off with a salad or extra veggies. This way you’re still ‘seeing’ plenty of food, but it’s a much smaller serving size.

Here are five of our favourite pasta sauces with no added sugar (and you’ll see that there is not a bottle of Dolmio in sight). These recipes come from the 28 Day Weight Loss Challenge.

Spaghetti and Prawn Marinara

Marinara446 calories per serve

Here is a show stopping dinner that is sure to impress. The best part is that this delicious seafood pasta dish is actually very easy to prepare.

Recipe here.

Mushroom Kale and Pine Nut Pasta

mushroom, kale and pinenut pasta366 calories per serve

This video recipe shows you just how easy it is to cook with kale to make a wholesome meal.

Video recipe here.

Cheesy Veggie Pasta Bake

Pasta-Bake439 calories per serve

For a family friendly meal you can’t beat a pasta bake. It’s comfort food made healthy. Another delicious pasta bake recipe!

Recipe here.

Ricotta and Spinach Lasagne

Veggie Lasagne350 calories per serve

We love this vegetarian recipe that you can even serve to the whole family – even the meat lovers will like it! Try to find wholemeal lasagne sheets if you can. Another delicious pasta bake recipe!

Recipe here.

One Pot Spag Bol

Spaghetti Bolognese493 calories per serve

Save time on washing up and mess by creating this tasty one pot wonder for a tasty mid-week meal in around 30 minutes. Yes, even the pasta is cooked in the same pot! Try using wholegrain spaghetti if you can.

Recipe here.

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Amazing Results From Mums On The 28 Day Weight Loss Challenge

1.Rae Willingham

Rae-Willingham 2016 WL mum of the year winner

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“I am no longer the girl who suffered debilitating anxiety and regular panic attacks. The one full of excuses not to go out and enjoy life. I am now this amazing butterfly who loves her life and lives it with no worries (well far fewer, I am still a woman after all!)”.

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Jo-Hart-50-kgs 2016 WL mum of the year winner

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renee-loses-41kg-2016 WL mum of the year winne

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