Cucina Mia! Build Your Own Pasta
Still craving some pasta? We'll show you how to build the right dish — be wary of some total gut-bomb options! Example of what NOT to get: the Asiago Garlic Alfredo sauce. Just the sauce alone in one serving has 940 calories, 91 grams of fat, and 57 grams of saturated fat — that's two and a half days of saturated fat.
Here's the healthiest, lightest option: the angel hair pasta is lowest in calories (340 calories, 67 carbohydrates), so use that as your pasta base. For sauce, opt for Traditional Marinara (also the lightest and leanest) with only 140 calories, seven grams of fat, and no saturated fat. Add protein and balance the dish with lean sautéed shrimp for 60 calories, zero grams of fat, and 14 grams of protein. Not only is it healthy, but it's really, really delicious. Add a little red pepper for metabolism-boosting spice, and you'll feel like you're indulging without backtracking.