My other new weapon in my fight against weight gain and Diabetes is shirataki tofu noodles. These are *incredible* and only 20 calories and 3 g of carbs for a 4 oz serving! They only take 2 mins to prepare and are excellent not only for Italian dishes but soups, casseroles, stirfry, etc.
I love pasta, and make it frequently as it's a favorite in my household. The best part about my pasta however is my homemade sauce (and all the ooey gooey cheese!). I swap out the pasta with roasted eggplant or shirataki tofu noodles and have a very indulgent dinner for about 300 calories!