Don't fear pasta—despite its rap for being notoriously high in carbs and calories, it can actually become a healthy meal
for when you're looking to lose weight, depending on the type of pasta noodle and combination of ingredients.
With nutrient-packed ingredients and slimmed-down pasta options, which offer more protein, fiber, and complex carbs, as opposed to lackluster refined carbs and sugars
you can make yourself a quick, simple, and delicious pasta dish that's versatile and perfect for lunch or as a protein topper that'll fill you up, not out.
Cauliflower Pasta + Pesto + Fresh Sliced Tomato
Using it as a base just adds extra fiber and another serving of veggies, and you can then combine it with other savory veggies, like tomato, and add a satiating dressing like pesto
Black Bean Pasta + Grilled Chicken + Olive Oil
"Black bean pasta is higher in both protein and fiber than traditional pasta and adding grilled chicken or strips of grilled tempeh
Chickpea Pasta + Salmon + Eggplant
A high-protein pasta alternative with excellent texture, chickpea pasta mimics regular pasta pretty well, so it's a good option especially at the beginning of your weight loss plan, as an easier transition.
Drizzle the pasta noodles and salad with simple and clean extra virgin olive oil and a dash of salt and pepper for electrolytes and flavor.