For those who think they have to give up pasta so they can lose weight, there is good news! You can have your comfort food by simply choosing 100% whole grain pasta. Whole wheat pasta is a good option for those who are not gluten intolerant. It usually has the same amount of calories as white pasta, but many more nutrients. Whole grain pasta contains large amounts of fiber, which is a weight loss bonus because it makes you feel full faster. Keep your portions in control by serving up your pasta in a cereal bowl instead of a large dinner plate. This makes it easier to stick to one cup portions. Serve it up with a fat-free marinara sauce for a healthy dinner.
If you are gluten-free, there are many more options available now than there used to be! I enjoy the brown rice and quinoa pasta from Trader Joe’s. What is your favorite healthy pasta dish? Try some whole grain pasta this week and tell me what you think about it! If you would like help losing weight, contact me for a Free, No-Obligation Weight Loss Discovery Session today!
I am a Duke Integrative Medicine trained Health Coach located in Charlotte, NC. I hold a B.S. and M.A. in Wellness Management. I have a passion for health and for helping others achieve the healthy life they desire.