For World Pasta Day: Taking The Guilt Out Of This Food
Today is World Pasta Day, and even though the holiday has only been around since the mid nineties—when several pasta producers held the first World Pasta Congress—humans have been consuming this comforting, nutritious food since roughly 5,000 B. C. Yup, our love of noodles, macaroni, spaghetti, rotini, lasagna—you name it—has been enduring. That probably doesn’t surprise you. Pasta goes well with so many things. It’s tasty hot or cold. You can have it in a soup. You can have it simply with melted butter. It’s almost impossible for pasta to not be good. There’s something about the food that nourishes the soul. That being said, it’s no secret that it’s a carb and typically not a complex one, so there can be some guilt associated with this food. For World Pasta Day, here are ways to take the guilt out of this classic comfort food.
Make this skinny lasagna
Lasagna is the perfect fall dish, but it has quite a bit of carbs and cheese. Alternate each “noodle” layer with a layer of thinly sliced zucchini and eggplant. You’ll increase your veggie intake without even noticing a flavor difference.