How to Make Your Guilty Pasta Dish into Something You Can Feel Good About

Add Roasted Veggies

Close up of a partial plate of baked ziti.

Cook ziti and add cubed, roasted eggplant, zucchini, and onion. Roast and then puree some tomatoes, using olive oil for all roasting. Add parsley, basil, pepper, salt, and a tablespoon of balsamic vinegar for flavor. If you prefer different veggies or a different style of noodle, substitute as you please. While you may be getting some unhealthy ingredients from the pasta, you will also be working to meet you veggie requirements for the day and getting a ton of healthy nutrients while satisfying hunger.