If you’re a pasta lover, but you want to make your pasta dishes a little healthier, there are plenty of ways to do it! Here are three good ones to start with, but you can also adapt them to make them your own.
Type of Pasta
Nowadays, there are so many different varieties of pasta that are much more nutritious than the standard white-flour pasta. Get your protein up with lentil-based pasta or any other legume-based pasta so you can at least be getting some protein in your meal without even knowing it!
Vegetables are so easy to incorporate into pasta, besides just tomatoes. Blanche some asparagus with the pasta water, take them out and chop them up before adding them into a pesto dish! Or, saute tons of mushrooms and garlic before adding them into a red sauce, toss in the pasta, and there you go!
Adding healthy ingredients to a sauce-like pesto is so easy. You can even do it with store-bought pesto! All you need to do is add it into a food processor with the greens of your liking, like spinach or kale, and then use that as your pasta sauce. Secret built-in veggies for the win!