Do you love pasta? It's one of my food staples. (Seriously, could I live without whole-wheat penne? I think not.) But, sometimes pasta gets a little unwieldy when it comes to fat and calories--you know? All the cheese, the cream, the extras ... time to reign it in. Here's how...
I liked this piece from Health's Bethenny Frankel (also the author of the cool new book Naturally Thin) about some ways to skinny-up your pasta. You already know to use whole grain pasta (gotta love the extra fiber and whole grains), so here are two more tips:
*Swap out cream for milk. It even works for Alfredo, she says. I can vouch for this, as well. Ever made a basic white sauce? A little butter, a little flour, and milk. It's a creamy mixture that does not require heavy cream to be good. And, p.s. you can totally cut back on the butter. All you need is a wee bit.
*Use egg whites. So, say you're breading chicken to go with yourRead More »from 3 Secrets to Skinnier Pasta