Day 8, Meal 16

Day 8, Meal 16

My Rating:

It’s combination time! I really like the idea of mixed sauces as it definitely makes things fun and more creative for flavors. While there are already a good variety of choices of 6 sauces available, including Creamy Mushroom, Traditional Marinara, Five Cheese Marinara, Traditional Meat Sauce, Alfredo & Asiago Garlic Alfredo, having the ability to combine 2 together turns 6 options into 36 options. I decided to Cavatappi with a 50/50 of Alfredo and Traditional Marinara, paired with a Meatball/Italian Sausage topping:

This meal was very good, and the only thing I didn’t realize was Alfredo mixed with Traditional Marinara is essentially the Five Cheese Marinara. I am not sure how it is officially made, but it at least tasted very similar (and delicious). A quick online search shows Five Cheese Marinara with the Olive Garden as being “Creamy Marinara Sauce with Mozzarella, Parmesan, Romano, Ricotta, and Fontina Cheeses” and Alfredo simply consisting of “Butter, Heavy Cream, Garlic, Black Pepper, and Parmesan Cheese” so perhaps not, but I will try and get an official word back.

I did like the Meatball/Italian Sausage combination with this option, and the Cavatappi is always good. My top 3 (of 7) pastas, in order, are are (1) Rigatoni, (2) Cavatappi and (3) Fettuccine. The other options, in order are (4) Spaghetti, (5) Whole Grain Linguine, (6) Gluten-Free Rotini & (7) Angel Hair. I need to give Angel Hair another try, but it is the ONLY pasta I did not like very much.

Overall, I rate this meal an 8/10.

My brother-in-law joined me for dinner tonight, and he also got the Never Ending Pasta Bowl.  Here is the Ziosk that shows my cost savings for my meal of $14.61:

Here is the nutritional information for this meal:

Day 9, Meal 17
Day 8, Meal 15


Meals(+60 Leftover)
Saved(w/Pasta Pass)
Calories Consumed(2-3 Meals/Day)
Carbs (g)(Energy)
Protein (g)(Repair)
Fat (g)(Yum)
Locations Visited(Across 5 States)
Ending Weight (lb)(Started 153)
Calories Expended(Including BMR)
Active Minutes(Avg 45 Min/Day)


After losing 70 pounds this year, I'm going on a journey of enjoying carbs and dining out twice a day for the next 8 weeks, for free, while still living a healthy lifestyle. I'll be at the gym daily, and my goal is to not put on a single pound. "Everything in moderation, including moderation" - Oscar Wilde

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