I really enjoy eating a big bowl of pasta but my healthy eating plan wants me to eat fewer carbs. What to do? First, select a whole grain pasta and second, make a sauce which is loaded with vegetables – your eyes will see a big bowl of pasta, your tummy will be satisfied, and your psyche will be happy. Our pasta contained about a 2 ounce penne portion for me with a load of onions, garlic, mushrooms, and broccolini stems and florets. The sauce was made with pasta water and a drizzle of olive oil. Win, win, win!