According to Eating Well Magazine, traditional pasta salad recipes are typically 500 calories or more per serving with unnecessary amounts of fat and oil – yet, they are often a staple of summer barbecues. Below are some ways you can make those salads healthier so you’re still able to enjoy them this summer:
1. Replace the regular pasta with chickpea pasta or brown rice pasta, so you’re adding protein or fiber to the dish.
2. Only lightly dress the salad with olive oil and fresh lemon or healthy avocado pesto.
3. Avoid adding any meats, and load up on fresh vegetables.