At an Italian Restaurant

Compare PointsPlus™ values for common Italian foods.
Picture of spaghetti with meatballs

Fried entrees and creamy pasta dishes are obvious nutrition offenders, but if nothing but grease will satisfy, it's great to know that a serving of eggplant parmigiana has a higher PointsPlus value than either veal or chicken variations.

And how about the fact that 1/2 cup of fried clams has a PointsPlus value of 6 versus a PointsPlus value of 11 for the same amount of fried calamari.

Find out which Italian foods have the most and least PointsPlus values:

One serving of: Has a PointsPlus value of:
Fried calamari (1/2 cup) 11
Fried mozzarella sticks (2 sticks) 6
Fried clams (1/2 cup) 6
One cup of: Has a PointsPlus value of:
Fettucini alfredo 17
Baked ziti with meat 10
Lasanga with meat 7
One serving of: Has a PointsPlus value of:
Spaghetti bolognese (1 cup pasta; ½ cup sauce) 12
Linguine with white clam sauce (1 cup pasta; ½ cup sauce) 10
Penne a la vodka (1 cup pasta; ½ cup sauce) 9
One serving of: Has a PointsPlus value of:
Eggplant parmigiana with sauce (3- X 4-inches with ½ cup sauce) 14
Veal parmigiana with sauce (5 oz veal with ½ cup sauce) 13
Chicken parmigiana with sauce (5 oz chicken with ½ cup sauce 11
Half cup of: Has a PointsPlus value of:
Puttanesca sauce 12
Bolognese meat sauce 6
White clam sauce 5
One serving of: Has a PointsPlus value of:
Tiramisu (2 ¼-inches square) 12
Cannoli (3 ½-inches long) 10
Zeppole (4-inches wide) 7

Want more? Get thousands more articles, tips and recipes when you subscribe to WeightWatchers.com.
Learn more

ADVERTISEMENT
Free Newsletter Get it now
ADVERTISEMENT