By Mary Perry

Zone Lifestyle Tips: 8 Pasta Meals You Can Mix and Match In No TimeHave you ever had one of those weeks where you fly by the seat of your pants and Friday can’t come soon enough? Maybe this is your every week; no judgement here!  When life gets chaotic, it doesn’t have to be an excuse for healthy eating to be back-burnered. Having a few staples in your pantry can make weekday meal planning nutritious and a breeze.

PastaRx Eliminates the Need for Take Out

Having a pantry stocked with Zone PastaRx, sauces, and canned vegetables (if fresh or frozen aren’t available) makes for endless options! Just remember that Zone PastaRx is balanced in both protein and carbohydrates giving you the flexibility to mix and match most everything.  Here we’ll show you how simple it can be. Pick and choose from each of the categories below for meals in a cinch!

Pasta Your Way in Just 4 Steps:

Step 1. Pick Your Pasta (pick one)

Pick Pick Zone PastaRx Fusilli or Orzo

Step 2. Choose Your Sauce (pick one)

  • Marinara (1/4 cup)
  • Meat sauce (1/4 cup)
  • Light Alfredo (1/4 cup)
  • Pesto (1 Tablespoon)
Add Marinara or Other Sauce to Zone PastaRx

Step 3. Choose Your Vegetables (pick two)

  • Artichoke Hearts (1/2 cup)
  • Asparagus (1/2 cup)
  • Green Beans (3/4 cup)
  • Broccoli (1 ½ cups)
  • Brussel Sprouts (3/4 cup)
  • Eggplant (3/4 cup)
  • Cauliflower (2 cups)
  • Kale (1 cup)
  • Mushrooms (1 cup)
  • Onions (3/4 cup)
  • Peppers (1 cup)
  • Spinach (1 ¾ cup)
  • Tomatoes  (3/4 cup)
Add Veggies to Zone PastaRx

Step 4: Add Some Protein (pick one)

Feel free to grab leftovers from a prior meal so you don’t need to cook these proteins from scratch:

  • Lean Beef (1 ½ oz)
  • Fish (1 ½ oz)
  • Shredded Cheese (1 oz)
  • Chicken (1 oz)
  • Pork (1 oz)
  • Turkey Sausage (1 oz)
Add a Little Protein to Zone PastaRx

Plus, Zone PastaRx is a patented protein-rich pasta replacement designed to stabilize blood sugar and curb hunger for hours. So not only will you be cooking great meals in a snap, you’ll be helping to increase your lean body mass while reducing your insulin resistance.

Want more inspiration? Check out more than 100 Zone pasta recipes. Or share your creations with us in the comments below!

Comments

  1. Sophia Tryant

    would dearly love to access to purchase the range of Zone pastas but unfortunately I live in Australia.
    Are , or can ,they be made available to Australians?

    Reply
    • Dr. Sears

      We ship all over the world. You may order online zonediet.com and enter the country you live in at checkout. Alternatively, email us at or call us at 1-978- 539-0095.

      Reply
  2. Justin C

    Would like to try this. I am unable to eat gluten. This pasta looks unusually high n gluten? Does zone make any gluten free pasta? If no then please do.

    Reply
    • Mary Perry

      Hi Justin, Thanks so much for your comment. You are correct that Zone PastaRx contains gluten. That being said typically gluten is only a concern to those with demonstrated celiac disease or about 1% of the population. Those that have “gluten-sensitivity” may really have “fodmap” sensitivity. Fodmaps (fermentable oligo-, di-, mono-carbohydrates and polyols) are the poorly absorbed carbohydrates found in wheat products that can generate gastric distress upon their fermentation in the colon. Careful studies have indicated “gluten-sensitive” individuals put on a low fodmap diet demonstrate no gastric distress when challenged with high levels of gluten. Zone PastaRx is a low-fodmap food
      product.

      Reply
  3. Barb Gores

    I love the Zone PastaRx and often like to cook the entire package and then use it to make individual meals throughout the week as described above. I would like to know, though, what the serving size is when the pasta is cooked (as opposed to the dry serving size). In other words, if 1/4 cup of the dry orzo is one serving, roughly what does that become once cooked? Or if 1/2 cup of the dry fusilli is one serving then how much is one serving once it is cooked? I have been guessing that the serving size doubles once cooked (1/4 cup dry is equivalent to 1/2 cup cooked??) Is this a good guess?

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  4. Ana Maria Robles

    I love the convenience and easy steps to staying in the Zone. I appreciate the simplicity!!
    Thank you,
    Ana Maria Robles

    Reply

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