Pasta gets a bad rap, and in some ‘diets’, it’s been blacklisted altogether. This is totally unnecessary! Calories per portion, yeh, pasta sits a little high. But the fact remains that you can still eat pasta and lose weight. Check out my top calorie saving tips below, to make the most of your next pasta meal.
When it comes to the huge portions of pasta served when eating out, the calories can really add up. With pasta more than most other foods, portion control is key, and a sensible serving should not resemble Mount Everest. Until you have your meal portions and ingredient portion sizes figured out, it is worth investing in tools that help you portion, as well as kitchen scales and cup measurements. Doing this routinely, even in the short term, will ‘train your eyes’ and improve your ability to accurately eyeball your serving sizes when you’re eating out.
Adding calorie-loaded sauces and dressings to any pasta dish can hugely impact how ‘healthy’ or not your meal is.
Heavy creams and oils can pack on hundreds and hundreds of unnecessary calories. This can be avoided by choosing sauces that are tomato-based or by making your own healthy dressings by reducing the ratio of calorific ingredients, or using alternate calorie friendly ingredients.
Check out the clever switches we make in our Healthy 12WBT Mac and Cheese recipe.
Reducing the ratio of pasta to ‘other ingredients’, can make eating pasta way more…