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Pasta dinners are easy, quick and leave few dishes in their wake. Best yet -- with proper portioning, they can be a filling lower-calorie meal too!
My dishwasher is broken. Supposedly they’ve ordered a part and it will be fixed next week. I had no idea how spoiled I was by modern day appliances. Now, I have no motivation to cook. I love cooking but dishes, don’t love those.
I told my husband I was NOT cooking dinner until it was fixed. But after a couple nights of eating out, I realized I would rather hand wash dishes from four Thanksgiving dinners than have to control my children out at a restaurant. Not to mention that I tend to eat soooo much more when I go out to eat. Swimsuit season is almost here and I have some baby weight I’m still trying to drop.
People have a misconception that pasta is completely off limits when you’re trying to watch what you eat. Absolutely not! The key is portion control and sticking to lighter sauces.
This Chicken and Pesto Pasta is healthy, easy, and most important to me right now….does not leave a pile of dishes in the sink. This pasta is infused with garlic, chicken, and flavorful sun-dried tomatoes and then tossed with some pesto all in one pot.
I love this basil pesto from Progresso. I’ve tried a lot of pestos and this one is by far my favorite.
There you have it; an easy and light pasta around 330 calories.
You can’t beat that!
4 More Under 400 Calories
Here are a few more healthy pasta dishes, all under 400 calories:
Citrus Pasta Salad
Three Pepper Pasta
Angel Hair Pasta with Avocados and Tomatoes
Tagliatelle Pasta with Asparagus and Gorgonzola Sauce
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