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Review: Healthy Choice Portabella Marsala Pasta

Last night, I was about to order my usual Four Cheese Pesto Pizza from Wolfgang Puck Express, and thank goodness my husband, Sam, called me in to look at the menu online. When I saw that it was 1050 (gasp!) calories for the entire pizza—yes, I have been known to eat the whole thing in one sitting—I just could not allow myself to go ahead with it!

I decided to go with this Healthy Choice Portabella Marsala Pasta from my freezer instead. (Only 6 Weight Watchers PointsPlus values for the whole thing.)

Healthy Choice Portabella Pasta


100% natural, 9 grain pasta with baby portabella (crimini) mushrooms and marsala wine sauce, topped with fontina cheese.

The night before we had gone to the very popular, always-packed Cafe Bizou in Sherman Oaks, CA, with Sam’s family, and I ate WAY too much!

Escargot (first—and last—time), Baked Mushrooms with Ground Chicken (yum!) and Lobster, Shrimp & Scallop Pasta. (Cleaned the plate except for the tomatoes.)

Too high on the points scale to even consider!!

It’s so easy to follow a night like that with another not-so-good night, especially when it’s a Sunday. But seeing the calorie count on that pizza gave me pause, and I thought about how bad I would feel in the morning. Just not worth it.

That’s why you have to have what I call level 2 and 3 foods in the house—because sometimes chicken just won’t cut it! Most of my diet consists of Weight Watchers Power Foods, which I consider Level 1 foods.

I sprinkled a little parmesan cheese on my pasta, and supplemented the not-so-huge-portion with a side salad, dressed with my favorite pomegranate balsamic vinegar and olive oil for a very tasty and satisfying dinner.

Side salad w balsamic and olive oil


I sure felt better about myself this morning than I would have if I had eaten an entire pizza.

Yay me!

Nutritional info for one package

Calories 250

Fat 6g

Fiber 5g

Carbohydrate 38g

Protein 11g

6 Weight Watchers PointsPlus

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