Heaven on Earth: Protein-Packed, Low-Carb Pasta

Lauryn Evarts, fitness blogger and wellness blogger with skinny tips and tricks that help you lose weight.

Lauryn Evarts, fitness blogger and wellness blogger with skinny tips and tricks that help you lose weight.

Let’s just say that loving pasta seems to be a universal thing. A week ago I tweeted about a healthier pasta I discovered- it’s filled with protein, contains tons of vitamins, & is lower on carbs [ typically pastas have 45 grams per serving, this one is 35 grams ]. I could not believe how many of you responded my tweet! So I knew I had to let you all in on this little gem ASAP. Also, included below are the nutrition facts & my favorite store bought, Rao’s spicy sauce [ all-natural ingredients ]. Throwing a handful of veggies in the sauce to add flavor & nutrients is another healthy addition.

Oh, this post is not saying to eat pasta seven nights a week. Moderation, moderation, moderation!

Lauryn Evarts, fitness blogger and wellness blogger with skinny tips and tricks that help you lose weight.

Lauryn Evarts, fitness blogger and wellness blogger with skinny tips and tricks that help you lose weight.

Lauryn Evarts, fitness blogger and wellness blogger with skinny tips and tricks that help you lose weight.

Lauryn Evarts, fitness blogger and wellness blogger with skinny tips and tricks that help you lose weight.

Lauryn Evarts talks juicing and skinny tips. She is a fitness and wellness blogger from Southern California with weight loss tricks.

Protein Packed, Low-Carb Pasta

++ Serves two.

1 box Jovial pasta [ found at a health food store or here ]

1 cup of Rao’s Homemade Arrabbiata sauce

Handful of broccolini

Handful of diced onions

2 tablespoons of EVOO

1/2 handful of shredded carrots

1 lemon

1 sprinkle of fresh Parmesan cheese

Boil water on stovetop. Add pasta to boiling water. In a separate pan, sauté onions & EV olive oil for about five minutes. Cook pasta through and drain through a pasta strainer. Add sauce, broccolini, & shredded carrots to the pan with onions. Pour pasta back in the pasta pan without water. Add sauce to pasta pan. Mix together and then serve on a portion controlled plate. Squeeze lemon on top & sprinkle fresh cheese. Enjoy!

12 comments on Heaven on Earth: Protein-Packed, Low-Carb Pasta

  1. bre
    04.04.12 at 7:50 pm (2 years ago)

    love great whole grain pasta, with the right mellow velvety sauce. Great looking dish!

    Reply
  2. Brittany
    04.05.12 at 5:48 pm (2 years ago)

    I really love your website, Lauryn. Your tips, tricks, and fresh outlook on food and fitness is a real inspiration to me! :)

    Reply
  3. Stephanie
    04.11.12 at 3:07 pm (2 years ago)

    Have you ever tried Barilla Protein Plus? It has 17g of protein. Would you recommend that? :)

    BTW: You have an amazing site! I enjoy it!

    Reply
    • Lauryn
      04.11.12 at 4:12 pm (2 years ago)

      No- yum : ) I’ll have to try it Stephanie. Thank you for the recommendation.

      xoxo
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  2. [...] Lauryn is a model (you may have seen her in Maxim!), a fitness instructor and a very popular health and fitness blogger.  I stumbled across her blog several months ago and have been hooked ever since.  It’s full of fitness motivation, low-calorie, easy recipes and tips for a happy and healthy lifestyle.  One of my favorite things about her site, besides her vibrant photos, is how simple her tips, recipes and overall health philosophy is.  No diets, no starvation.  She emphasizes how important and simple it is to eat everything in moderation and make healthy choices for yourself with every meal.  She believes that there is really never a good reason to just stuff your face with crap food.  If you want a cupcake or some pizza, have a small serving of what you’re craving but don’t over-indulge in it.  Or, make a healthy version of it, like her guilt-free nachos or low-carb pasta! [...]

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