This is one of my ‘go to’ meals. Loved by children and adults alike.
Using turkey instead of beef meatballs significantly lowers the calorie and fat without compromising on protein. I use Dolmio low fat tomato sauce as a short cut, and usually add extra veg e.g. grated carrot. It’s odd that they call it ‘low fat’ as there’s not much fat in tomato sauce anyway, but this one is much lower in sugar than the original version. If you’ve more time then you can make Tomato & Lentil sauce instead of Dolmio.
Dolmio Low Fat Sauce (lower in sugar)
High Fibre Spaghetti
Cook the meatballs in a frying pan with a little olive/rapeseed oil until brown on the outside, add the Dolmio, simmer for 15 minutes or until meatballs cooked through. Cook the spaghetti as per instructions.
- weight loss: skip the pasta, serve with lots of veg (homemade coleslaw, lettuce, broccoli)
- weight gain: a plate full of pasta, a few extra meatballs and grated cheese
- low FODMAP: swap Dolmio for a carton of passatta with some basil added, use garlic infused oil to fry meatballs and use gluten/wheat free pasta