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Healthy Pasta Recipes Perfect for Lunch

Asparagus and Arugula Pasta Salad

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Pasta is the perfect clean-out-the-fridge dish. This Asparagus and Arugula Pasta Salad uses spring produce, but you can adapt it with whatever you have on hand. (Good news! You can eat pasta and still lose weight.)

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Sweet and Sour Thai Carrot And Cucumber Noodle Salad

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Spiralized vegetables tossed in a sweet and sour dressing take the place of pasta in this Carrot and Cucumber Noodle Salad, but it's just as satisfying as a bowl of noodles. Now, check out these 7 Creative Combinations for Spiralized Vegetables.

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Chinese Chicken Pasta Salad

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Tons of bright, colorful veggies make this Chinese Chicken Pasta Salad healthy and Instagram-worthy. And since it tastes great warm or cold, you can make it for a party and then pack the leftovers for lunch all week.

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Crazy Good Peanut Noodles

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You'd never guess that these indulgent-looking Crazy Good Peanut Noodles are actually Paleo. And since the dish comes together in just 15 minutes, it's perfect for a quick and easy lunch.

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Creamy White Bean Pesto Pasta

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The vegan sauce on this Creamy White Bean Pesto Pasta gets a luscious texture—as well as extra hits of fiber and protein—from beans. Add pesto and you've got a meal that's filling and super flavorful. (Check out these 9 Foods That Could Be Made Vegan.)

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Garlic Chili Pasta with Roasted Cauliflower

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With just 10 ingredients (and only 30 minutes of prep/cook time) this spicy, vegan Garlic Chili Pasta with Roasted Cauliflower will be your new go-to. Just zap it in the microwave to reheat it at work.

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Pasta Salad with Strawberries, Zucchini, and Balsamic Vinaigrette

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This fruit-and-veggie filled Healthy Pasta Salad is made with noodles that are actually made from tofu (they're one of the 7 Types of Pasta More Nutritious Than Plain Noodles). An entire package has just 20 calories, so you can add lots of delicious toppings and still keep the meal low-cal.

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Israeli Pasta Salad

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This veggie-packed Israeli Pasta Salad actually tastes better after a day or two in the fridge. That means that if you make a batch on the weekend, you'll have delicious healthy lunches for days.

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The Butt Exercise Hilary Duff Swears By

If you still associate Hilary Duff with Lizzie Mcguire, you're selling the actress seriously short. The 28-year-old is redefining triple threat by shooting the third season of Younger, raising her toddler son as a single mom, and exercising like a pro. Here, she shares how she balances it all—and manages to sneak some fun in the mix too. 

Israeli Pasta Salad

This veggie-packed Israeli Pasta Salad actually tastes better after a day or two in the fridge. That means that if you make a batch on the weekend, you'll have delicious healthy lunches for days.

Photo: The View From Great Island

Pasta Salad with Strawberries, Zucchini, and Balsamic Vinaigrette

This fruit-and-veggie filled Healthy Pasta Salad is made with noodles that are actually made from tofu (they're one of the 7 Types of Pasta More Nutritious Than Plain Noodles). An entire package has just 20 calories, so you can add lots of delicious toppings and still keep the meal low-cal.

Photo: Food Faith Fitness