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Is there a way to eat a good serving of spaghetti and meatballs at least once a week without gaining weight?

Asked by mazingerz88 (26676points) October 17th, 2019 from iPhone

Is there such a thing as tasty healthy pasta? Healthy delicious sauce? Real meat and non-vegetarian meatball is preferred. Thanks.

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lucillelucillelucille's avatar

@mazingerz88 -If you love a certain thing, why not indulge once per week? Just use a 200 pound fork. :)

canidmajor's avatar

Pasta is not inherently “bad”, neither is sauce, nor meatballs. Eat quality food.

mazingerz88's avatar

^^I have a tendency to overeat things I love eating. :(

filmfann's avatar

Use angel hair pasta

jca2's avatar

Easy on the pasta. More on the meat, because it’s protein. You can have a few small meatballs, and some sauce. What do you like more, the pasta part or the meatball part?

KNOWITALL's avatar

I only buy Bertolli spinach pasta nests and occasionally angel hair pasta nests. There are others like tomato pasta, too. They tend to be lower in calories and higher in nutrients.

As far as sauce, I generally use a can of olive oil, tomatoes and garlic rather than a sodium rich store-bought sauce.

For meat, I buy a higher quality with little fat, but maybe a little less meat (size) than other people. I also enjoy a nice Bachelor spaghetti, that’s just a tablespoon of real butter and parmesan with no meat, with the angel hair pasta.

janbb's avatar

Just don’t eat a huge amount. Or if you want to indulge in a large portion of that once a week, have smaller lower calorie meals a few other nights. It’s not rocket science, just balance your calorie intake over the week.

ucme's avatar

Grate the shit out of it & stick a leaf on it…eh viola, oops no, that’s a baby guitar…eh voila!!

Cupcake's avatar

I eat chickpea pasta. Since I’m gluten-free, I eat meatballs that don’t have breadcrumbs/flour in them. I agree that meatballs and sauce are not inherently unhealthy.

Dutchess_III's avatar

Don’t eat anything else that day. It’s not that hard to do.

mazingerz88's avatar

@KNOWITALL Bertolli Vodka sauce. Yum.

KNOWITALL's avatar

@mazingerz88 You know it! I need to do it again, I only tried that one a few times.

mazingerz88's avatar

@KNOWITALL I put spaghetti in my mouth then takes a swig of the vodka sauce. Lol

KNOWITALL's avatar

@mazinger haha, nice!

josie's avatar

But clearly lots of people don’t mind gaining weight

Dutchess_III's avatar

I think everyone minds.

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