Pasta doesn’t need to be off limits, it just comes down to preparing the right kind of recipe, and choosing the best ingredients. Feel free to mix this recipe up to use the veggies that you have on hand, such as broccoli or cauliflower, mushrooms and corn.
Swapping regular, white pasta for the wholemeal version, leaving off commercial pasta sauces from jars, and upping the veggie content are all great ways to turn your typical pasta dish into a healthier meal.
The other important thing to keep an eye on when making and eating pasta is your portion size. We often serve ourselves huge portions at dinner time, sometimes double the size that we actually need!
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 that if it were in a large bowl.