Pasta: Star of Your Low-Carb Dinner
What would you have for dinner if carbohydrates and weight loss were not factors? Pasta is at the top of the list for many dieters, but it is off limits if you are watching your carbs, counting calories, or looking for protein as the centerpiece. Enter The BariatricPal Store’s collection of Protein and Low-Carb Pasta with varieties that include low-carb, high-protein, high-fiber, and low-calorie. You can make your dream pasta dinner and eat it, too!
Spaghetti and Meatballs
What better place to start than in childhood with spaghetti and meatballs? Organic Soybean Spaghetti can fill you up with 10 grams of fiber and 21 grams of protein, but there is nothing to feel guilty about. It has only 9 grams of net carbs. Make your favorite recipe, swapping out fatty ground beef for lean ground turkey or vegetarian sausage, and notice how it tastes even better without a side of guilt. Each package has 4 servings.
If “low-carb” does not do it for you, what about, “carb-free?” Impastable Penne with 0 grams of net carbs and 55 calories can fit into even the most restrictive of low-carb diets. Try it baked with eggplant, tomato sauce, and parmesan, or toss it with olive oil, fish, and green beans. It comes in a single bag with 4 servings or a 6-bag pack.
Rotini Pasta Salad
Pasta salad can be a great-tasting, make-ahead, portable lunch, but what about those pesky carbs? Get rid of them when you use Impastable Rotini with 0 grams of net carbs. It has 55 calories and 36 grams of fiber to help keep you full all afternoon. Try it any way you like, such as:
- Greek with feta cheese, olives, and cucumber
- Creamy with yogurt, tuna, and tomatoes
- Caprese with tomato, mozzarella, and basil
- Hearty with chicken, artichokes, and parmesan
- Southwestern with beans, salsa, cilantro, and corn
Impastable Rotini comes in a single bag with 4 servings or a 6-bag pack.
Cheesy Mac in Minutes
You do not need to be any kind of chef at all to enjoy low-carb mac and cheese. All you need to add to a pre-measured, single portion of Instant Protein Entrée – Cheesy Mac is water. It already has real cheddar, romano, and parmesan cheeses and is ready in minutes. The serving provides 12 grams of protein and has 220 calories. Have it on its own or toss it with cooked broccoli for extra fiber or canned tuna for extra protein. Each box has 3 single-serving packets.
Check our other Protein and Low-Carb Pasta choices to see what fits your meal plan and inspires you. Nothing feels as good as eating great and losing weight.
- Alex Brecher