Pasta salad too starchy for you? Make it half whole grain pasta + half fresh greens (& things). Try lemon + evoo dressed whole-wheat orzo with fresh arugula & fresh herbs. Accent with dried fruit and crumbled feta.
How to avoid over-sized portions but want a piece of #pie? "Special-size it!" Bake individual pies in muffin tin. Photo: Petite #Pumpkin Pie (hint: the crust is just graham cracker crumbs & topping is Greek yogurt based)
Try bruschetta w/any veggie & on any bread. For instance, saute peas & scallion in evoo; puree with cilantro, lemon jc, pinch of garam masala & sea salt; serve on whole-wheat naan chips, etc. Photo of: Masala Pea Bruschetta