Happy National Spaghetti Day!

Alex Brecher

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Happy National Spaghetti Day, which was January 4 in case you didn’t know. Think you can’t enjoy a plate of pasta when you’re trying to lose weight? You’re right, if you’re thinking of a plate of pasta with 1,000 or more calories and 100 grams of carbs. But you’re dead wrong if you go with some of our suggestions.

Here are some guilt-free ways to enjoy spaghetti while you lose weight. They’re high in protein, and low in calories and carbs, and easy to throw together. And, you can get a 10% discount on pasta from The BariatricPal Store when you use coupon code Protein10Noodles through January 20 when you check out.

Spaghetti and Meatballs

We had to start with the classic. And it’s so good, we have two takes on it. The first idea is to prepare BariatricPal Very Low Calorie Fettuccini High Protein Pasta. Make Sloppy Joe Mix and form it into meatballs. Then toss with BariatricPal Very Low Calorie Pasta Sauce Flavor Pack – Tomato Parmesan, and enjoy!

You’re still in luck if that recipe takes too long for you or you just don’t feel like cooking. Just go for BariatricPal Protein Entrée – Spaghetti Bolognese. This delicious mix of pasta and meaty tomato sauce is ready in minutes. You just need to add water.

Spaghetti Tuna Casserole

Remember that creamy, satisfying dish your mom used to make? This recipe for spaghetti tuna casserole gives you the flavor and comfort of that dish, but only a fraction of the calories, carbs, and fat.

All you have to do is prepare 2 packages of BariatricPal Fettucine Alfredo Pasta according to the package directions. Then add a half-cup of yogurt and a can of chunk light tuna in water. Bake in a shallow pan for 10 minutes at 375 degrees, then sprinkle the top with crushed BariatricPal Crunch O’s Lite Bites – Sour Cream and Onion. Bake for another 3 minutes to form a crispy topping.

You can substitute leftover chicken, turkey, or ground beef, turkey, or soy crumbles for the tuna. Serve it with a side of steamed broccoli, or bake your veggies right into the casserole.

Low Carb Chow Mein

Chow mein may not technically be spaghetti, but it’s worth celebrating anyway, especially when it fits into your diet. Start by rinsing and draining a package of Quest Nutrition Spaghetti Pasta. Then cook chicken breast or tofu in 1 teaspoon of sesame oil. Cook your protein, and set it aside.

Add another teaspoon of oil to the skillet, and lightly cook a cup of diced vegetables. They can include water chestnuts, bell peppers, bean sprouts, snow peas, carrots, or any of your other favorites. Toss in seasonings such as soy sauce, garlic powder, ginger, black pepper, and, if you like heat, sriracha sauce. Or, just use Asian Inspired Very Low Calorie Pasta Sauce Flavor Pack.

Mix the ingredients together, and serve!

Enjoy these high-protein, low-calorie, guilt-free pasta recipes in honor of National Spaghetti Day. Don’t forget to order your ingredients at The BariatricPal Store. Use coupon code Protein10Noodles when you check out to receive a 10% discount on eligible pasta products at The BariatricPal Store! The coupon is good through January 20, 2016.

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