It’s Italian Night! 10 Easy Pastas from Nutrisystem

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Let’s face it: Pastas (especially all of the easy pastas we rely on during the week) have a bit of a bad rap. But does it deserve the demonization it receives?

Here’s some good news for pasta fanatics: Recently, Italian researchers published a study in the journal Nutrition & Diabetes suggesting that eating pasta does not cause weight gain and may even help you maintain a healthy weight. But wait! There’s a catch: These results were reported when pasta was eaten as part of a healthy diet rich in good fats, fiber and vegetables. So don’t load up on buckets of Alfredo just yet.

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Incorporating pasta in healthy portions, as part of a well-balanced diet, can be beneficial to your weight loss goals–not detrimental. Nutrisystem has a selection of easy pastas, perfectly portioned and well balanced to keep you on track. They’re ready in minutes with the convenience you need in your busy day. All those delicious carbohydrates can keep you full and satisfied, keeping your cravings away and helping you make good choices the rest of your day.

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Get your Italian night on with all of these sinfully delicious and easy pastas:

1. Raviolo Formaggio >

Easy Pastas Ravioli Formaggio
Mama mia! Eat your way to your weight loss goals one ravioli at a time! Enjoy your pasta with this protein-rich, tender ravioli stuffed to the brim with soft Romano and ricotta cheeses. Smothered in tomato sauce, this meal provides 20 percent of your vitamin A for the day, meaning it’s good for your eyes, skin and bones. Take away the excuses and ease back into nutritious eating with an option that’s conveniently frozen and ready in minutes. Get Ravioli Formaggio > here.

2. Rotini and Meatballs >

Easy Pastas Rotini Meatballs
Who said carbs are bad? At Nutrisystem, there are no bad foods! Enjoy the foods you love with perfectly balanced and nutritious meals like Rotini and Meatballs. Loaded with 15 grams of protein, and packed with filling flavor, this is a carb-lover’s dream. Plus, research suggests that keeping adequate amounts of protein in our diets keeps us from overeating at our next meal. Delicious Rotini pasta comforts the soul, while crushed tomatoes add nutritious flavor. And don’t forget the hearty meatballs! Get Rotini and Meatballs > here.

3. Lasagna with Meat Sauce >

Easy Pastas Lasagna with Meat Sauce
A delicious lasagna ready in just minutes! Nutrisystem packs some extra nutrition into this traditionally off-limits dish with pinto beans, spinach and tomatoes. Eating the rainbow of vegetables ensures you’re getting a wide range of phytonutrients, antioxidants, vitamins and minerals. Thick pasta noodles will deliver the satisfaction you’re craving and 15 grams of protein promotes weight loss. Viola! Get Lasagna with Meat Sauce > here.

4. Vegetable Lasagna >

Easy Pastas Vegetable Lasagna
Not into the meat? Try Nutrisystem’s Vegetable Lasagna. A good source of filling fiber, this entrée will help satisfy your appetite, so that you eat less. Corn, pea, spinach, carrot and onion combine to put the “vegetable” in this vegetable lasagna. Enjoy 20 percent of your calcium for the day in one meal. Adequate calcium may reduce your risk of cardiovascular disease and type 2 diabetes. Eat up and slim down! Get Vegetable Lasagna > here.

5. Chicken Fettuccine Alfredo >

Easy Pastas Chicken Fettuccine Alfredo
Comfort food doesn’t have to be sinful. Protein-rich chicken provides 19 grams of lean protein, keeping you full and satisfied. Cravings stay away, when you indulge in creamy Alfredo sauce and tender fettucine! Just 230 calories, four and a half grams of fat and loads of flavor… Did we mention zero guilt? Get Chicken Fettuccine Alfredo > here.

6. Mac & Cheese with Turkey Sausage >

Easy Pastas Mac & Cheese with Turkey Sausage
Pasta doesn’t always have to be Italian. Sometimes it can be pure comfort. Savory turkey sausage melts into this satisfying dish of creamy cheddar cheese sauce and traditional macaroni. A 2009 study published in the Journal of Nutrition reported that protein consumption may lead to greater energy expenditure. An extra bonus for the delicious dinner packed with 16 grams of protein and just 270 calories. Get Mac & Cheese with Turkey Sausage > here.

7. White Cheddar Mac and Cheese >

Easy Pastas White Cheddar Mac and CheeseWhite Cheddar Mac and Cheese
Some lunches require cheesy carbs. But why not include loads of protein and fiber to keep your weight loss on track? Nutrisystem’s White Cheddar Mac and Cheese has 10 grams of belly filling protein and three grams of fiber. Add some extra nutrition and flavor with delicious broccoli or mix in some satisfying hot sauce! Get White Cheddar Mac and Cheese > here.

8. Three Cheese Chicken >

Easy Pastas Lasagna Three Cheese Chicken
Eating adequate protein in your meal will keep you satisfied while you slim down. And keeping you satisfied is what Nutrisystem does with the Three Cheese Chicken lunch. Lean chicken mixed in with pasta, tomatoes and broccoli pair perfectly with the creamy cheese sauce. So go ahead. Eat for weight loss! Get Three Cheese Chicken > here.

9. Spicy Kung Pao Noodles >

Easy Pastas Lasagna Spicy Kung Pao Noodles
Spice up your lunch with Spicy Kung Pao Noodles from Nutrisystem. Research from Purdue University found eating spicy foods can decrease appetite and lower your calorie intake. Sounds like a weight loss win! Asian style noodles in a spicy soy sauce, served with vegetables will leave your lunchmates in envy. Under 200 calories with 10 grams of protein, this pasta makes for a perfectly portioned and perfectly balanced lunch that’s ready in minutes! Get Spicy Kung Pao Noodles > here.

10. Cheese Tortellini >

Easy Pastas Cheese Tortellini
Get your Italian fix on for lunch! These hearty cheese tortellini swim in a delicious blend of tomato sauce and spices. This meal will provide you with 15 percent of your calcium for the day helping you reach the recommended intake and reduce your risk of osteoporosis. That’s what we call comfort food with a purpose! Low calorie, low fat and high in protein. Perfectly balanced portions keep you sprinting to your weight loss goal. Get Cheese Tortellini > here.

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