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You Won’t Believe These Pasta Dishes Are All Under 500 Calories!

You Won’t Believe These Pasta Dishes Are All Under 500 Calories!
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Pasta is one of the most versatile foods in the world. On its own, it is bland and quite tasteless, but these characteristics also make it the perfect ingredient for adding virtually anything to. It can suit vegetarian, vegan and even gluten free diets.

Despite pasta being branded as unhealthy in the past due to its level of carbohydrates, it is actually relatively healthy, with only about 131 calories per 100 grams. Also, depending on what you eat with your pasta, you can increase the health benefits, for example, a pasta salad that is full of green vegetables can be a healthy and filling meal. A healthy pasta salad will also leave you feeling less bloated than some other pasta dishes.

So, here are 20+ under 500 calorie healthy pasta salad recipes you can try at home:

1. Broccoli And Ham Pasta Salad

    Broccoli is said to have many antioxidant and anti-inflammatory properties on top of all its other nutritional benefits. This salad is only 343 calories per serving and quick and easy to prepare.

    2. Greek Pasta Salad

      This vegetarian salad is only 480 calories per serving. The chick peas provide a great way to incorporate some protein.

      3. Antipasto Pasta Salad

        At only 451 calories per serving, this pasta salad is perfect for those who love meat but want some healthier ways to include it in your diet.

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        4. Mexican Pasta Salad With Creamy Avocado Dressing

          For those who love the taste of guacamole, this creamy salad ticks all the boxes while only being 290 calories per serving. Avocado is also rich in nutrients, healthy fats and fiber.

          5. Tuna And Vegetable Pasta Salad

            Tuna fish has very high levels of omega-3 fatty acids, which help to reduce cholesterol in our blood vessels and arteries. This salad is quick and easy to make and only 275 calories.

            6. Pesto Pasta Salad With Sun Dried Tomatoes And Asparagus

              Asparagus is a great source of vitamins A, B1, B2, B3, B6, C, E and K and many other nutrients, including iron and fiber. This salad is also only 474 calories per serving.

              7. Kale Caesar Pasta Salad

                Kale is a well known superfood. It is low in calories and fat and high in fiber and iron, as well as a lot of other nutrients. This super healthy pasta salad is also only 390 calories per serving.

                8. Pasta Salad With Parsley Pesto And Two Squashes

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                  This colorful pasta salad is only 159 calories per serving. It is also suitable for vegans and full of healthy vegetables.

                  9. Creamy Pasta Salad With Shrimp And Tomatoes

                    It can be tricky to find a shrimp pasta salad that is low in calories, especially a creamy one. However, this pasta salad is only 259 calories per serving.

                    10. BLT Pasta Salad

                      This salad is a lovely twist on the classic BLT sandwich, and at an astonishing 72 calories per serving, it’s probably healthier too.

                      11. Chicken Caesar Pasta Salad

                        If you’re a fan of the classic chicken caesar salad, then here it with a slight addition. The pasta also makes the salad more filling while only being 375 calories per serving.

                        12. Spinach Pasta Salad

                          Spinach is well known for its health benefits. It is high in iron and low in fat and cholesterol amongst many other benefits. This pasta salad is also only 230 calories per serving.

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                          13. Sweet And Tangy Pasta Salad

                            This vegetarian pasta salad is light yet packed with protein, perfect for a light lunch. It is also only 90 calories per serving.

                            14. Quorn Sausage, Rocket And Roasted Pepper Pasta Salad

                              Quorn sausage is a great alternative if you are vegetarian, or even if you just want a healthier alternative to meat sausage. This pasta salad is only 379 calories per serving.

                              15. Lemony Salmon And Dill Pasta Salad

                                Salmon is rich in omega-3 fatty acids, high in vitamins and is a great source of protein amongst many other health benefits. This pasta salad is also only 414 calories per serving.

                                16. Mandarin Pasta Spinach Salad With Teriyaki Dressing

                                  An Asian inspired pasta salad that is only 377 calories per serving. The cashew nuts in this salad are full of vitamins, minerals and antioxidants.

                                  17. Penne With Brussels Sprouts And Bok Choy

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                                    Brussels sprouts are a great source of nutrients and vitamins, including vitamin C and potassium. This healthy pasta salad is only 127 calories per serving.

                                    18. Beefy Pasta Salad

                                      This filling pasta salad is a great way to use up some leftover beef. Plus, it is only 322 calories per serving.

                                      19. Pasta Salad With Walnuts And Peppers

                                        This colorful salad is only 268 calories per serving. Walnuts are also a great source of omega-3 essential fatty acids and antioxidants.

                                        20. Ginger Shrimp And Vermicelli Salad

                                          An Asian inspired pasta salad that is a slight alternative to the traditional pastas usually found in pasta salads. It is only 356 calories per serving.

                                          21. Caribbean Couscous Salad

                                            At only 156 calories per serving, this colorful couscous salad is perfect for a summer day. The mango in the salad is full of vitamin C and fiber, while the black beans are rich in potassium and other nutrients.

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                                            With the versatility of pasta salads and how quick and easy they are to make, why don’t you use some of these recipe ideas to invent your own? You will be the go-to person at summer picnics!

                                            Featured photo credit: Jamie Oliver via jamieoliver.com

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                                            Last Updated on July 12, 2021

                                            100 Incredible Life Hacks That Make Life So Much Easier

                                            100 Incredible Life Hacks That Make Life So Much Easier
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                                            Want to learn some quick and easy life hacks that are easy to do, low cost and saves you time?

                                            By tweaking little things in your daily life, it can make your life much more convenient!

                                            Here’re 100 of the most practical life hacks so you can just pick up any of them right away!

                                            83 tie a small piece of bright colored fabric

                                              84 write random letter

                                                85 use a rubberband

                                                  86 dorm smell bad

                                                    87 lean your phone on your sunglassess

                                                      89 how to waterproof your shoes

                                                        90 take a picture of the name card

                                                          91 iron inside out

                                                            92 old newspaper

                                                              93 tumble try shoes

                                                                keep a card like this

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                                                                    94 soap bar

                                                                      95 make a hole

                                                                        96 drop the battery

                                                                          97 use a coozie

                                                                            98 when taking a picture

                                                                              use a clean dust pan

                                                                                try a pants hanger

                                                                                  use your cellphone light

                                                                                    use a spring from an old pen

                                                                                      quick and easy iphone speaker

                                                                                        user binder clips

                                                                                          wrap a wet paper towel around your beverage

                                                                                            put pancake mix in a ketchup bottle

                                                                                              clean out an old lotion bottle for your beach

                                                                                                use a muffin tin to serve condiments at a bbq

                                                                                                  doritos are great for kindling

                                                                                                    use nail polish to identify different keys

                                                                                                      use a hanging shoe rack to store cleaning supplies

                                                                                                        freeze grapes to chill white wine without

                                                                                                          use paper clips to organize your cables

                                                                                                            almost finished your jar of nutella

                                                                                                              sick of having a box full of tangled

                                                                                                                unroll the rim to increase the capacity

                                                                                                                  cut open toilet paper rolls and use as a cuff

                                                                                                                    remove the stem from strawberries

                                                                                                                      turn an old bottle into a simple little cord holder

                                                                                                                        for iced coffee and iced cappuccino, use frozen coffee cubes

                                                                                                                          how to fold a fitted bed sheet

                                                                                                                            tired of snoozing past your alarm

                                                                                                                              place a rubber band around an open paint can to wipe your brush on

                                                                                                                                ut a wooden spoon across a boiling pot

                                                                                                                                  use bread clips to save flip-flops

                                                                                                                                    take pictures of friends holding items

                                                                                                                                      how i always know which headphone is the left one

                                                                                                                                        put a stocking over the end of a vacuum

                                                                                                                                          How to make sure you drink enough water

                                                                                                                                            user a can opener to open blister

                                                                                                                                              good sandwich guide

                                                                                                                                                turn your muffin pans upside down

                                                                                                                                                  50 pounds of groceries and living on the 5th floor

                                                                                                                                                    the right way to make a blt

                                                                                                                                                      add one teaspoon of baking soda

                                                                                                                                                        38

                                                                                                                                                          hair straighteners equals to collar irons

                                                                                                                                                            stack your clothes vertically to see them all

                                                                                                                                                              the right way to make cookies in the summer

                                                                                                                                                                how to clean a blender

                                                                                                                                                                  the right way to eat a popsicle

                                                                                                                                                                    use bread clips to label and organize power cords

                                                                                                                                                                      to get the built up residue off of your shower head

                                                                                                                                                                        user a hair clip to orgainize long wires

                                                                                                                                                                          a frozen saturated sponge in a bag

                                                                                                                                                                            rub stuck zipper teeth with a graphite pencil

                                                                                                                                                                              use a soda pop tab

                                                                                                                                                                                50

                                                                                                                                                                                  51 How to multiply large numbers in your head.

                                                                                                                                                                                    52 How to open a bottle if you dont have a corkscrew.

                                                                                                                                                                                      rub a walnut on damaged wooden furniture

                                                                                                                                                                                        kids fall out of bed

                                                                                                                                                                                          use toothpaste to clear up hazy car

                                                                                                                                                                                            58

                                                                                                                                                                                              59 keep pizza out while driving home

                                                                                                                                                                                                60 put your straw through the tab to keep it from rising

                                                                                                                                                                                                  hold oreos with a fork so your fingers

                                                                                                                                                                                                    Never lose your remotes again

                                                                                                                                                                                                      hiding your emergency money

                                                                                                                                                                                                        use a bread tab to hold your spot on a roll

                                                                                                                                                                                                          if you are at a hotel and run out of chargers

                                                                                                                                                                                                            keep a square of cardboard in a ziplock bag

                                                                                                                                                                                                              If you need to pee or smoke at a bar

                                                                                                                                                                                                                drill holes in the bottom of your garbage

                                                                                                                                                                                                                  use an accented letter as your passcode

                                                                                                                                                                                                                    use a squeeze ketchup bottle top with your shopvac

                                                                                                                                                                                                                      do something unusual when locking the door

                                                                                                                                                                                                                        when heating leftovers space out a circle in the middle

                                                                                                                                                                                                                          dont burn yourself in those hard to reach candles

                                                                                                                                                                                                                            put a small amount of water in a glass when you microwave your pizza

                                                                                                                                                                                                                              75 use a piece of paper to organize

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                use half a pool noodle

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                  pencil case to store cables

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                    78 clothespin to hold nail

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                      79 make blts

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                        80 take a picture of your fridge

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                          81 fill plastic water bottles

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                            82 right ways to eat chips

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                              99 if your plug keeps failing

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                100 put the banana on the wire

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                  88 before you throw away a post it

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                    Source: Reddit LifeProTips

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                    There you go, 100 awesome life hacks that you can try right now to make your life a lot easier!

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