Advertisement

How can I choose a healthy pasta dish when eating out?

Keri Gans
Nutrition & Dietetics
When you’re out to dinner, choose a pasta dish made with a red sauce, rather than heavy sauces made with butter, cream, cheese, meat, or too much oil. White clam sauce is fine, too. If you want pasta all’olio (oil), enjoy it as a side dish rather than as a main entrée. As a side dish (because it doesn’t contain veggies or protein), pasta with garlic and oil can be a good choice. In fact, if you make it from home, it’s the perfect opportunity to give your pasta a spritz from your oil bottle. Add flavor with garlic, red pepper flakes, a little minced parsley, and a sprinkle of Parmesan. Whatever pasta dish you order, stick to a 1-cup serving, and skip the bread.
The Small Change Diet: 10 Steps to a Thinner, Healthier You

More About this Book

The Small Change Diet: 10 Steps to a Thinner, Healthier You

THE ONLY “DIET” PLAN YOU WILL EVER NEED! No deprivation, no struggles. Just ten small changes that will transform your life. Keri Gans, spokesperson for the American Dietetic Association, shares...

Continue Learning about Eating Habits and Nutrition

Turn Off Cravings and Turn On Your Appetite
Turn Off Cravings and Turn On Your Appetite
The Hunger Games series dished up a movie annually from 2012 to 2015 to satisfy its fans’ craving for yet another dystopian story of girl power (Jenni...
Read More
Are cereal bars a healthy meal replacement?
Sharon Richter, RDSharon Richter, RD
Cereal/granola bars tend to have lots of added sugar, high fructose corn syrup and unhealthy fats, s...
More Answers
6 Mealtime Mistakes You're Probably Making
6 Mealtime Mistakes You're Probably Making6 Mealtime Mistakes You're Probably Making6 Mealtime Mistakes You're Probably Making6 Mealtime Mistakes You're Probably Making
Do you clean your plate, pick the wrong sides and skimp on treats?
Start Slideshow
What Is Innovation?
What Is Innovation?

Important: This content reflects information from various individuals and organizations and may offer alternative or opposing points of view. It should not be used for medical advice, diagnosis or treatment. As always, you should consult with your healthcare provider about your specific health needs.