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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!
Slice a small to med eggplant and place in a gallon size ziplock bag with 1 tbsp healthy oil of your choice (no need to salt and drain first). Roast on a baking sheet 25 mins @ 425, turning once. Top with homemade meat sauce, fresh shredded parmesan, mozzarella, whatever your favs are.
I like to balance my meals into about 300 calorie each meal, So if Istart off with a 300 breakfast plus a 300 calorie lunch/ 400 dinner thats about 1000. plus allowing myself about 2-3 150 calorie snacks throughout the day and night. I end up right around 1300-1500 calories a day within eating 5-6 times!
I find that this is especially helpful in the times when I feel that I am hungry during the inbetween times of meals... If I wouldve had a 500 calorie breakfast it wouldve screwed me for the entire day and left myself starving.
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