09/19/2012 03:02 pm ET Updated Nov 19, 2012

10 Healthy Whole Wheat Pasta Dishes

Transitioning to a healthier lifestyle can be hard, especially when it comes to food. You have to look out for bad fats, funky chemicals added for 'flavor', like THBQ, and harmful hormones and antibiotics sneaking their way into our food supply. With misleading food labels like "all natural," "made with whole grains," "0g Trans fats" and "rich in fiber" -- just to name a few -- it's no wonder people struggle to find a healthier diet. How about we make things easy on us for a change, sound good? Great. Switching to whole wheat pasta is a simple, taste equivalent change that won't double your food budget or leave you feeling hungry.

Not sure how to cook this fiberful, protein rich pasta? Afraid of gritty, whole wheat, healthy tasting dishes?

I've got you covered. Check out 10 delicious, flavor-packed whole wheat pasta recipes that will fool your taste buds and belly into becoming a full fledged whole wheat pasta eater.

Lauren's Whole-Wheat Pasta Dishes