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These Healthy, Easy, Low-Calorie Pasta Recipes Will Keep You Full

Good Housekeeping Logo By Trish Clasen, Zee Krstic of Good Housekeeping | Slide 1 of 31: If you think that the words 'pasta' and 'healthy' don't belong in the same sentence, boy, do we have some stuff to show you! Pasta is far from off limits, even if you're working your way through a brand new diet, and can be the quickest and easiest meal you pull off all week. When you're craving a big bowl of carbs after a long, hard workout, simply wishing to prepare dinner for the week, or are trying to sneak more healthy fiber into your kid's day, these veggie-heavy pasta dishes are perfect for you. Some of our healthiest pasta recipes are ready in under 30 minutes and can be made in one pot, too. Maybe you're looking for a smart way to use up leftover vegetables from a serious meal prep session — or hunting for the perfect use of your summer garden's best veggies? These lightened pasta dinners can be whipped up in a big batch, often saving you from having to hit the grocery store yet again.Most importantly, these pasta dishes are anything but heavy on the calories, carbs, and sodium counts. Nearly all of the pasta ideas in this collection contain less than 500 calories, and often clock in at under 50g of carbohydrates, which is a feat in it's own right. You can make these pasta meals even better by skimping on added parmesan and heavy cream, choosing lean proteins, and in some cases, swapping out traditional pasta altogether. You'll love using faux noodles — from zoodles to chickpea pasta — and loading up on as many fresh veggies as you can get your hands on. Follow along as we highlight these good-for-you ingredients, and then check out the healthiest ways to eat it according to a nutritionist.

If you think that the words 'pasta' and 'healthy' don't belong in the same sentence, boy, do we have some stuff to show you! Pasta is far from off limits, even if you're working your way through a brand new diet, and can be the quickest and easiest meal you pull off all week. When you're craving a big bowl of carbs after a long, hard workout, simply wishing to prepare dinner for the week, or are trying to sneak more healthy fiber into your kid's day, these veggie-heavy pasta dishes are perfect for you.

Some of our healthiest pasta recipes are ready in under 30 minutes and can be made in one pot, too. Maybe you're looking for a smart way to use up leftover vegetables from a serious meal prep session — or hunting for the perfect use of your summer garden's best veggies? These lightened pasta dinners can be whipped up in a big batch, often saving you from having to hit the grocery store yet again.

Most importantly, these pasta dishes are anything but heavy on the calories, carbs, and sodium counts. Nearly all of the pasta ideas in this collection contain less than 500 calories, and often clock in at under 50g of carbohydrates, which is a feat in it's own right. You can make these pasta meals even better by skimping on added parmesan and heavy cream, choosing lean proteins, and in some cases, swapping out traditional pasta altogether. You'll love using faux noodles — from zoodles to chickpea pasta — and loading up on as many fresh veggies as you can get your hands on. Follow along as we highlight these good-for-you ingredients, and then check out the healthiest ways to eat it according to a nutritionist.

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