Skinny & Easy Diet-Friendly Pasta Recipes

The term 'going on a diet' usually conjures up images of boring salads, plain veggies and boneless, skinless chicken breasts.  

How incredibly boring is that? The idea of surviving on carrot sticks and kale until you hit your ideal weight sounds absolutely dreadful. We can't live without our favorite carbohydrates, mainly pasta.

Luckily, our friends over at Pasta Fits have proven that you can incorporate pasta into a healthy and well-balanced diet with their simple, yet delicious recipes. Many people assume that going on a diet means you have to give up pasta (and carbs) entirely. But these delicious dishes prove that you can enjoy your favorite dinner staple with some slight adjustments.

Mac and cheese is the ultimate comfort food. It's also incredibly fattening. This Shrimp & Broccoli Mac 'n' Cheese is the a savory dinner to indulge in without the guilt. he broccoli adds a filling and healthy element, and you can make it with whole wheat pasta and low-fat cheese for a low-fat dish.

Baked pasta is a Sunday night dinner staple, but the heavy sauce and creamy cheese usually make it a no-no for diet-conscious diners. Fortunately, this Rotolo and Spinach with Ricotta is made with all of your favorite Rotolo ingredients for less than 500 calories a serving! 

Low-Calorie German Sausage Penne and Spiffy Bucatini Carbonara are also traditional pasta dishes that are lightened up with the option of whole wheat pasta and tons of veggies. The German sausage penne is even made with real bratwurst -- and comes in at less than 300 calories a serving!

If you're counting calories this season and have been afraid to indulge in some pasta, it's time to give in without the guilt. Make one of these delicious dinner recipes tonight, or head on over to Pasta Fits for more healthy dinner ideas. Bon Appetit! 

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