Whatever they've done to improve frozen vegies is impressive.
There does seem to be a food snob attitude about frozen veg, but most of our top chefs & nutritionists here (who are pretty good, imho
) say it's an acceptable alternative if not using fresh. The freeze processing is much faster and happens at harvest site rather than later at factory.
Be careful with pasta generally. Theres nothing wrong with it at all, don't get me wrong, but watch your portions - pasta is very calorie dense and it's really easy to overeat with it. Check the portion size on the packet and measure it out until you're used to the right amount. It was definitely a source of 'hidden carbs' for me for years, I never realised how much I was eating!
This. Especially US-size portions, from my experience. A little pasta is good and goes a long way. Plus those creamy sauces just overkill. Plain, with garlic, a little olive oil...