Happy February! We’re excited to bring you the second installment to our new 31 Days Series (you can check out the first one here), though since February is a shorter month, we’ve got 28 fab recipes instead of 31.
Cupid has us feeling a bit mushy, so this month is devoted entirely to one of our greatest loves — pasta. Our carb-loving hearts melt into complete submission over the sight of plump pillows of gnocchi and silky ribbons of tagliatelle — we just can’t help ourselves. Sure we’ve broken up a few times (our diets were concerned we were cheating), but like Carrie and Mr. Big, we always come crawling back to one another.
It’s a lifelong love affair, folks. Pasta, we just can’t quit you.
Pasta doesn’t have to equate to cheating. Pasta doesn’t have to be our thighs’ biggest threat, or our ideal weight number’s nemesis. Having a healthy bowl of noodles is not attempting the impossible, rather it’s about striking a balance and making smart swaps, like using whole wheat noodles and skim or almond milk and keep the cheese to sprinkles. Pile on those veggies, get creative with your sauce, and maybe don’t eat it several times a week. Moderation, baby, remember?
So here’s how you get started.
First, download this free printable weekly meal planner/to-do list to fill in, tape to the fridge, take to the grocery store, or use for reference next year when you can’t remember what the heck were your fave recipes from this one.
And then sign up for your free weekly meal plan and prep list here.
But enough already, let’s cut to the pasta chase…