If you’re trying to lose weight or be healthy, cutting out carbs altogether isn’t the only way. In fact, a study asserts that when part of low-glycemic diets such as the Mediterranean diet, pasta can help you lose weight!
Another reason you might want to cook more pasta dishes is that it’s quite easy to prep. A big factor in making diets sustainable in the long run, after all, is how it best fits into your lifestyle. So try these easy, healthy recipes out and you’ll be on your way to great health without having to pine for carbs.
1 Garlic Shrimp Pasta Recipe
Shrimp is a great lean protein-source that’s high in vitamins, minerals, omega 3 fatty acids, and antioxidants. Couple that with the benefits of extra virgin olive oil and garlic, and you’ve got one incredibly healthy meal. Plus, prepping it is super easy and quick because it only needs a handful of ingredients!
2 Mackerel and Sun-Dried Tomato Pasta Recipe
There are two impressive feats in this dish: One, going for fish for your protein means you’ll get more omega 3s and less saturated fat. Two, sun-dried tomatoes are not only concentrated flavor bombs, but they also have lots of vitamins, antioxidants, and lycopene.
3 Pasta with Chicken, Garlic, and Basil
Chicken is a delicious, affordable source of lean meat you can easily incorporate with your pasta. Match that up with nutrient-heavy basil, and you get a simple dish that’s extraordinary for your health.
4 Chicken and Mushroom Pasta Recipe
That empty, starving feeling is the enemy of any diet. The key to avoiding it is getting enough protein which makes you feel full for a longer time. This pasta recipe is loaded with just that: chicken and mushroom as sources of lean protein that’s also chock-full of vitamins and minerals.
5 Mushroom and Pesto Pasta Recipe
Reducing your meat intake can do wonders for your health. It’s important though, to still maintain your protein intake. This recipe does just that also while boosting up the flavor and nutrients with a delicious pesto sauce.
We know these recipes are ridiculously delicious but if you’re making it for health reasons, try not to go for seconds! The ideal single serving is ½-1cup of pasta.