Cooking dinner can take a lot of time out of your night, especially if you haven’t prepared anything in advance. Add in the restrictions that come with dieting and you have yourself the recipe for a very frustrating evening.
If you’re trying to lose weight, you don’t need to sacrifice all of your favorite foods for less tasty alternatives. Carbs are not the enemy, as long as they’re eaten in moderation. Instead of committing yourself to only eating salads for the rest of eternity, try making one of these delicious pasta recipes for dinner.
1. Soy Sauce Noodles
In the mood for some Chinese food, but not in the mood for the unhealthy sodium and calories? Try this noodle dish! It has less than 300 calories and calls for low sodium soy sauce and healthy veggies.
Recipe: Love and Oil
2. Roasted Eggplant Tomato Orzo Pasta
What’s better than eating pasta to lose weight? Some whole-wheat orzo mixed with eggplant, feta, pine nuts, and fresh herbs!
Recipe: Cookie And Kate
3. Butternut Squash & Sage Pasta
Who says butter squash is just a fall food? This healthy pasta dish is filled with potassium, fiber, and vitamin A and helps burn fat!
4. Creamy Cauliflower Vegan Alfredo
Cauliflower contains a lot of antioxidants, making them the perfect veggie to have if you’re trying to lose weight. It’s also high in fiber and helps you stay fuller longer!
5. Blackened Broccoli Pasta With Charred Lemon & Goat Cheese
The spiciness from this crunchy pasta dish boosts your body’s metabolic rate and even helps to suppress your appetite, making it perfect for weight loss!
Recipe: How Sweet Eats