When you think a recipe looks good, but feel the nutrition info is prohibitive for you add more vegetables and use less fat by cutting the amount used and using a slightly different product when necessary. For instance the oil can be cut back on this one, although of the amount of saturated fat in EVOO is low which is what matters most. Then use less cheese and even switch to a regular mozzarella instead of bocconcini because it's easier to find lower fat versions of that. Use whole wheat pasta, gluten-free if you need that, cutting back on it and make up for less pasta by using much more of the tomatoes and onions and I would also add mushrooms and maybe some lightly sauteed zucchini and any other veg you like. Recipes should be a rough idea or suggestion, not something to follow to the letter. As a rule, bulk up on vegetables, cut back on animal products but don't cut them out because they have vitamins (like K1) that aren't found in plants.
very delicious! I used bocconcini that was marinated in different herbs and used that olive oil instead of regular olive oil. Of course, I had to add some garlic as well. I let the ingredients marinate and then heat them up over the stove just to make the mozzarella slightly melted. It was great!
It is a GREAT summer recipe. The tomatoes are in season and this is a perfect way to enjoy them. I too added the jar garlic to the marinade, and I used medium shells instead of the fettuccine and the entire family loved it. Even the kids who will not eat anything "healthy".
This is great! We used more tomatoes and much less oil, marinated it overnight, and added lots of torn fresh basil before we served it. And gluten-free pasta. (I'm celiac.) Amazing that a good-for-you recipe could taste so good. (Our health-concious daughter was impressed.)
Great meal. We split off the pasta before adding other ingredients for our 3 yo. Added both fresh and dried basil. Will try with garlic the next time.
This recipe is wonderful - I did make some adjustments and they worked fine - I used low sodium mozzarella balls, added fresh garlic to the marinade and also used some fresh basil when serving - it was delicious!
I get so excited about the recipes. They look tasty and easy. Bit then I see the calorie data and would like to try something else. Could you please work on lower fat, calorie, sodium, carb recipes for those of us who are trying to eat well.
We just tried this tonite and it was wonderful!! I agree with Jillian about adding garlic, but it tastes light and delicious!
I LOVE this recipe! I of course add extra tomato and a little bit of garlic. But it makes perfect lunches to take to work with a little bit of chicken or shrimp.