Whether you’re cleaning up your diet, trying to lose a little weight or generally just enjoy a healthier lifestyle, we have one very exciting blog for you indeed. I’m sure each and everyone of us at some stage has embarked on a ‘clean eating’ quest, some of us might last months, maybe even years on this mission, but some of us do not have such great will power. Truth is, most of us love our food, our crispy fried chickens, our hearty curry’s, our gourmet pizza’s and most tantalising of all, the creamy, cheesy, way OTT indulgent pasta dishes.
We have gathered together some of the most earth-shatteringly delicious pasta recipes that are secretly really healthy. No, that was not a typo, these dishes all taste completely indulgent but have a slither of the calories and some seriously good-for-you ingredients!
1. Melty, Gooey Mac & Cheese
This Mac & Cheese is almost too good to be true, you just have to take our word for it. With less than half the calories and a slither of the saturated fats this dish is a ‘must make’ for little ones and cheesy pasta lovers alike! Melty and creamy, this recipe is all thanks to Cooking Light, view it here.
2. The BEST Healthy Lasagna
This Lasagna really is what dreams are made of, with a simple twist on a classic recipe for a big change to the nutrition info, you’ll be making this dish for dinner tonight! Omit the beef for Quorn for an even healthier twist, this recipe is from Jar Of Lemons, view it here.
3. Creamy Mushroom Pasta
Mushrooms and cream, a match made in heaven? You’re too right! Unfortunately more often than not our favourite creamy pastas are not the most nutritious or easy on the calories. This recipe from Australian Mushrooms is sure to meet all of your umami needs whilst keeping your diet in check, view here.
4. ‘Cheesy’ Butternut Squash Stuffed Shells
Swap out the red meat and gallons of heavy-cream for a silky butternut squash sauce and a sprinkling of fresh Italian cheese. You won’t believe how creamy and full of flavour this dish is! The recipe is from Fifteen Spatulas, you can view it here.
5. Skinny Fettuccine Alfredo
This recipe is what dreams are made of, well, pasta lovers dreams. This recipe calls for 1/8 of the fat and has around 250 calories per serving. If that isn’t enough to convince you then take a look at just how creamy it actually looks! This tried and tested recipe is a must have when pasta cravings strike, created by Modern Honey, you can view it here.
Cook like a professional in this Le Creuset Chef’s Pan, shop here.
6. Million Dollar Spaghetti Squash
If ‘low carb’ is your thing you will love this recipe. Made with delicious butternut squash spaghetti it’s a much lighter way to indulge in your favourite dish! It’s also super simple to make, this recipe is from That Low Carb Life, you can view it here.
Served in a Black Le Creuset Casserole dish, shop here.
7. Sweet Potato Gnocchi with Creamy (dairy free) Sauce
If you are a gnocchi lover, this recipe might be just what you’re looking for. Please don’t be put off by the concept of making your own sweet potato gnocchi, it’s surprisingly easy and almost everything is better when it’s homemade, right? This divine recipe is from Paleo Gluten Free, view it here.
8. Creamy Garlic Spaghetti Squash
As far as spaghetti squash goes, this recipe is crazy easy. It’s even served up in the body of the butternut squash! This recipe is great for a relaxing Friday night in, with only 10 minutes of prep and an hour to cook, you can whiz your dinner in the oven and pop your feet up knowing that a delicious, healthy meal awaits you! This recipe is from Peas & Crayons, view here.
We are off to go and make the biggest, healthiest vat of pasta you’ve ever seen. If you make any of these recipes please let us know, we’d love to see your photo’s and stories.
Silver Mushroom x