In an earlier post I talked about how little changes can lead to big success. One of the things you can easily change in your diet is sauces. Whether for salads, veggies, or pasta, it is a no brainer area to cut out fat and carbs.
Below is one of my favorite recipes I make all the time. It is something I quickly whipped up once, but I find myself coming back for more. There isn’t exact measurements, so just go with it!
Olive oil pasta
Cook your favorite type of pasta (I like wagon wheels and ziti) to the directions on the box. Set aside.
In a large sauce pan, sauté two cloves of garlic in a few tablespoons of olive oil. Add half an onion, diced. Let both cook down, for about 7 minutes.
Add corn (either canned or frozen) to the mix
Add chopped sun dried tomatoes (dried are much healthier than the ones packed in oil)
Add about 2 more tablespoons of oil, as well as 2 tablespoons of apple cider vinegar
Make sure to season your mixture with plenty of salt, pepper and other spices or herbs (onion/garlic powder, cilanto, basil, parsley)-whatever you have on hand.
Add two large handfuls of fresh spinach as well as the pasta.
Let cook for another 5-10 minutes until everything is combined well.
I’m not sure of the correct nutrition information about all of this, but the only things that aren’t great for you in this are the olive oil fat (which isn’t actually bad), the small amount of salt, and the carbs in the pasta. If you find your own things to substitute, you can make the nutrition better!
Feel free to use whatever veggies you want, these are just my favorites 🙂
I think that with the light “sauce” and fresh veggies, the dish tastes amazing and cuts out on so many calories and grams of fat.
Let me know if you try it!