i like whole wheat noodles. gia russa ones don't taste gross :P
use homemade tomato sauce instead of alfredo or pesto. you don't have to add oil to tomato sauce.
use ground chicken/turkey or better yet make it vegetarian. you can use soy crumbles (morningstar ones are great) if you really like the texture. diced up mushrooms (use a hearty one like baby bellas) are a great fakeout too.
add tons of veggies- frozen spinach is quick and easy- mix it with low fat cottage cheese or ricotta and garlic.
load up on the veggies- diced onions, bell pepper, shredded carrots, zucchini, etc. are all great.
put more filling (meaning veggies) in between your pasta layers and use less pasta (think of it like a pie crust and topper only).
put some reduced fat mozz on top- and add some good quality parmesan (less goes further since it's so flavorful!).
and you can always go for a fun new feel with mexisagna- tortillas v. noodles, salsa, bell pepper, roasted sweet potato, black beans, corn, etc with garlic and cumin. use good cheddar and some reduced fat cheese! :)
Past goals: - 25 total by end of Sept. MET! scale/deficits 25.4/25.4
- 32 by end of Oct. scale/deficits 29/32.09
Current goal: - 39 by end of Nov.
Intermediate goals: -46 total by end of December!
My words to live by: healthy choices and actions have positive impacts, even if the scale doesn't move!
| Pounds lost: 32.4