The Best Low-Calorie Pasta Recipes Under 500 Calories

Preparing a delicious pasta dish is a tough job, especially when you’re counting calories. Everything is a factor to consider – the type of pasta, the sauce and most especially the toppings. But don’t worry – here are easy low-calorie dishes that don’t compromise taste:

Tropical Pesto Pasta

Calorie Count: 465 calories

What you need:

  • 2 cups spaghetti, cooked al-dente
  • 6 cloves garlic
  • 2 cups loosely-packed baby spinach leaves
  • 1 cup firmly-packed basil leaves
  • 1/2 cup Pecorino-Romano cheese, sliced into cubes
  • 1/2 cup chopped walnuts
  • 1/4 cup lemon juice
  • 2 tablespoons olive oil
  • 1/4 teaspoon lemon zest
  • 1/4 teaspoon salt

In a food processor, grate Romano cheese until coarse, about 30 seconds. Add garlic, and process again until well-combined with cheese. Add baby spinach, basil leaves, walnuts

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In recent months my body is obese and needs weight reduction for good health. Joining a gym has helped and since becoming a member 8 kilograms of weight has disappeared. But there is more going on than exercise. To start with my diet has been adjusted and sugar and salt is excluded now as much as possible. The wake-up about grains has been a positive, however, as oats taken for breakfast every morning was partly responsible for the problem.

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Something inside told me to bring it out and use it. This was on top of reading an article by a dietician who informs that breakfast is an unnecessary meal and that we should be relaxing the stomach by avoiding it.

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The thought of food is usually a great comfort to most of us while the idea of dieting to lose weight is somewhat of a drag. Yet we know that bodies that build up fat around the vital organs are a disaster. Fatty livers, for instance, can lead to cancer while other organs, such as the heart, may suddenly fail. Recently tests confirmed that my pancreas has fat induction and that frightens me as my sister died recently of pancreatic cancer.

Despite that the thought of dieting is still appalling. The thought that so many who are carrying excess weight must face the same dilemma does not help. It’s a matter of will power and health related self-discipline and yet something makes me want to rebel against it.

Low calorie food is always in my freezer to avoid having to prepare such meals myself. This helps as they are generally delicious and take very little preparation. The question is how good are they in the long run.

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