Healthy Meals with Pasta
Whole grain pasta dishes can be part of a healthy eating pattern.
Americans consume 6 billion pounds of pasta each year, according to the National Pasta Association. Pasta dishes can fit into a healthy eating pattern. It depends in part on portion size. The type of pasta—regular vs. whole-grain—could also be important, although the evidence for it is not definitive. It’s also relevant what sauces and other topping you use to make a pasta dish.