🥩 Linguine with meat sauce and salad. 9/19/19

In deference to my diet I made less pasta and filled half my bowl with salad. I made the spaghetti sauce in July and I do not know the exact amounts of the ingredients so I could not assign a WW value to my dinner. I figured that eating less would have to make it okay.

For a couple of years now I have been lamenting over the fact that Good Seasons no longer makes a fat-free version of their salad dressing packet. In order to remedy this I bought xanthan gum and emptied a regular packet and 1/4 teaspoon xanthan gum in a cylindrical container. I poured in a cups worth of 3:1 water and vinegar whilst running my plunge blender. The result was a viscous salad dressing. To this mixture I added 1 teaspoon of olive oil which improves its flavor and mouth-feel tremendously. It only adds 30 calories to the entire cups worth or less than 4  calories for 2 tablespoons. WW points=0!

You can make up your own spice blends and not even bother with the packet if you want. Or try flavored oils and vinegars!

Linguine with meat sauce and salad

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