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34 Pasta Recipes For When You’re Trying To Be Healthy

1. Broccoli Pesto Penne with chili and garlic sizzle

Appetizing and healthy.

2. Avocado Pasta

For avocado and pasta lovers, this one is for you.

3. Healthy Garlic Shrimp and Broccoli Pasta

Literally perfect. Find the recipe here, via Well Plated.

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Healthy way to indulge in seafood.

4. Lemon Herb Mediterranean Pasta

Pasta with herbs and spices.

5. Creamy Vegan Lemon and Asparagus Pasta

This sauce is made without butter or dairy but it's still super creamy, garlicky, and full of veggies. Toss it with regular or whole wheat farfalle (bow tie) noodles. Find the recipe here, via Minimalist Baker.

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Super creamy without butter or dairy and full of veggies.

6. Pasta Fagioli

A hearty guilt-free meal.

7. Creamy Wild Mushroom Pasta

Mushroom lovers here’s a creamy pasta for you.

8. One-Pot Spaghetti Alla Puttanesca With Chickpeas and Artichokes

Easy and satisfying!

9. Linguine Chicken Tetrazzini

10. Spicy Tomato Pasta with Chicken, Spinach and Mushroom

Spicy and delicious.

11. Ratatouille Spaghetti

12. Creamy Avocado and Spinach Pasta

This sauce is super rich from pureed avocado but it's also full of fiber, protein, and healthy fats — plus, it's super low in sodium! Find the recipe here, via Jo Cooks.

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This sauce is pureed avocado rich in fiber, protein and healthy fats. Low in sodium!

13. Rotini and Pea Pesto with Sun-dried Tomato and Arugula

This plant-based pesto is delicious and comforting, but also naturally vegan and gluten-free. You can use regular rotini or a gluten-free pasta substitute if you want the whole dish to be Celiac-friendly! Find the recipe here via Minimalist Baker.

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Deliciously comforting vegan and gluten-free pasta.

14. Delicata Squash Ricotta Baked Shells

Perfect dish to share.

15. Fettuccine with Cauliflower Alfredo

This alfredo is made with pureed cauliflower instead of loads of heavy cream and butter, so it's much lighter and low-fat — but still creamy and delicious! Find the recipe here, via Pinch of Yum.

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Sauce is pureed cauliflower it’s creamy and delicious but much lighter and low-fat!

16. Sicilian Pasta with Almonds and Anchovies

The sauce is mostly anchovies, olives, almonds and herbs.

17. Chicken Sausage and Kale Penne

The spicy chicken sausage is leaner than regular pork, and sautéed kale adds a ton of delicious fresh flavor. Find the recipe here, via Eat Drink Love.

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The spicy chicken sausage is lean paired with kale that adds a delicious fresh flavor.

18. Skinny Spaghetti and Meatballs

These meatballs are made of ground turkey and minced veggies, so you get all of the protein and nutrients with way less fat and sodium than regular meatballs. You can try whole wheat or gluten-free noodles to make it even healthier, but good old pasta is fine too. Find the recipe here, via Pinch of Yum.

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The meatballs are turkey and veggies less fat and sodium than regular meatballs.

19. Vegetable Masala Pasta with Red Chili Sauce

Great for breakfast.

20. Penne Rosa With Veggies and Shrimp

This is way too creamy and delicious to only have 375 calories per serving. Keep it veggie by adding extra mushrooms, or add shrimp for a protein-packed meal. Find the recipe here, via Back to Her Roots.

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Too delicious to only have 375 calories per serving.

21. Pumpkin and Kale Rigatoni Pasta Bake

So comforting. So many veggies. So good. Find the recipe here, via MJ and Hungry Man.

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Veggies extravaganza.

22. Spinach Artichoke Lasagna

What is more satisfying than having spinach and artichoke dip inside lasagna.

23. Spaghetti with Sautéed Chicken and Grape Tomatoes

This pasta dish is perfect for summer, and it's only about 330 calories per serving. Find the full recipe here, via Skinny Taste.

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Perfect summer pasta.

24. Healthy Linguine With White Clam Sauce

This Italian classic is low-sodium, low-fat, and full of protein. Find the recipe here, via Skinny Mom.

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An Italian classic that iis low-sodium, fat and full of protein.

25. Slow-Cooker Turkey Ragu With Linguine

This meaty, flavorful sauce is full of lean protein — and it's only 201 calories per serving before adding noods. Find the recipe here, via The Yummy Life.

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Meaty guilt-free sauce with only 201 calories per serving before the pasta.

26. Sun-dried Tomato Pasta

Simply easy and delicious.

27. Roasted Tomato and Broad Bean Pasta with Parsley and lemon oil

The food processor can turn a few ingredients into a tangy and delicious pasta sauce.

28. Sesame-Peanut Soba Noodle Salad With Avocado

It's sweet and spicy and crunchy and creamy — plus, these noods are served cold so it's literally comfort food for summer. Find the recipe here, via Yes to Yolks.

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Crunchy spicy and sweet. Best food for summer.

29. Pumpkin Spinach and Walnut Spaghetti

A heavenly mix of vegetable, nuts and pasta.

30. Garlic Olive Oil Quinoa Pasta

Salty and savoury olives from Spain.

31. Easy Eggplant Pasta Baked with Chickpeas

Vegan, low in fat and delicious.

32. Mushroom Bolognese

This meat-free version of bolognese sauce is packed with an entire pound of mushrooms and other delicious veggies. Find the recipe here, via Gimme Some Oven.

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A meat-free version of bolognese sauce with mushrooms and veggies.

33. Chicken Asparagus Healthy Pasta

Quick, easy and delicious complete meal.

34. Healthy One-Pot Enchilada Pasta

Enchilada and pasta lovers, here’s a treat for you!

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15 Nighttime Workout Tips

Here are some really bright ideas for your night-time to pre-dawn workouts.

1. Team Up With A Buddy

Go out with a buddy or two (or even more) for safer nighttime workouts than when you are alone. If you’re with a group, you’ll be more visible to approaching cars. Moreover, muggers would more likely avoid you if you’re jogging with a pack.

2. Eat At The Right Time

Avoid eating a big dinner just before you go out for your workout. Set your meal two to three hours before exercising.

3. Be Reflective To Stay Visible

To stay visible at night, wear fluorescent colors. Make sure you’re wearing glow-in-the-dark clothing that covers your back and sides—not just your front.

4. Don’t Forget To Sip Water

If you get dehydrated, you can get cramped up. Stay alert with a sip of water during your workout.

5. Run Against The Traffic

When you run against the traffic, you’ll be in a better position to notice an approaching car.

6. Alter Your Routine

Don’t let attackers track your routine. Change up your routes and the times in which you go out for a workout.

7. Pack Up Wisely

Be sure your gadgets are all charged up. Carry your identification card, and have an emergency contact number handy. Bring pepper spray, too!

8. Follow Familiar Paths

In case you’re going out alone, stay close to home and follow familiar paths. Avoid streets that are usually dim and too quiet.

9. Don’t Carry Jewelry

Avoid wearing anything that can attract robbers!

10. Have A Backup Place To Run To

Familiarize yourself with the nearest stores and their opening hours. Keep them in mind in case you have to run to them for safety.

11. Trust Your Intuition

In case you’d suspect something could be wrong, just follow your intuition. Avoid going out if you feel something might happen on that particular night.

12. Get Your Keys Ready

Keep your key handy and get it ready just before you arrive home so you can quickly get in.

13. Leave Your Earbuds At Home

Music can be a huge distraction during nighttime workouts. You could get hit by a car if you don’t hear it approaching you in dim light!

14. Take Precaution

Working out in low light always has its dangers. As much as possible, stay on sidewalks or bike lanes, and pay attention to cars that might cross your way!

15. Plan, Plan, Plan

Set a plan for your nighttime exercise routine. You only have a few hours to spare at night; So when you hit the road, be sure you’re already ready with what you have to do.

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11 De-Bloating Tricks Ranked By Effectiveness

Feeling bloated? I know how awful and discomforting that feels. So, here are 11 de-bloating tricks you can try to get your tummy back on track.

1. Avoid or reduce intake of gas-producing foods

2. Put away the salt shaker

3. Watch your fiber intake

4. Stop chewing gum.

5. Drink plenty of fluids

6. Avoid carbonated beverages

7. Gulp Green Tea

8. Apple Cider Vinegar

9. Eat potassium-rich foods.

10. Dandelion Tea

11. Consider taking a magnesium pill.

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10 Healthy Habits to Prevent Weight Gain at Work

Actually, it’s not that hard to get trim while on the job.

1. Drink Water All Day

Going for the soda can give you 715 calories throughout the whole week! Just stay hydrated with nature’s most useful beverage: water. Make sure you have your own bottle of water right by your desk!

2. Pass Up On The Candy Bowls

Never mind dismissing the fun. Just stick to your dietary plan and politely deny the candy bars.

3. Store Healthy Snacks In The Fridge

Do you feel you might be tempted by coworkers snacking on baked goodies? Go and stack fruits in the fridge just in case! Munch on these before you pick those fat-laden offers.

4. Sweat Out By Noontime

Do you find yourself idling around during noon breaks? Why don’t you use that precious time to go for a walk, a jog, or a cycling session? Take note, too, that physical exercise can actually activate your brain and make you better ready to face a few more work hours in the afternoon!

5. Avoid The Elevator

If you’re a little early, take the stairs instead of the elevator! Grab every opportunity to shake off those extra pounds.

6. Take A Huge Salad With You For Lunch

Save your health as well as your own pocket by bringing a homemade salad for lunch! You can have baked tofu, grilled chickpeas, and some greens to keep you in your best shape even in your workplace. Just vary your lunch box content every day so you won’t get discouraged or bored!

7. See Some Sunlight

During breaks, try to expose yourself to sunlight. It has a slimming effect!

8. Rise Above the Stressors

You may really avoid stressors, but you can at least rise above the stress. Breathe. Relax. You can make it!

9. Maintain A Minty Breath To Avoid Snacking

After a full, healthy meal, go ahead and brush up. The minty aftertaste will remind you that you were already done eating. Those chocolate candy offers should never have to tempt you too easily again!

10. Avoid Staying Up Late

Still burning the midnight oil as an employee? Better ditch the habit or you’ll gain weight! Go home early and sleep well for 8 hours.

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