Meghan Markle's healthy pasta sauce hack changes everything

People across the United States have a very soft spot for pasta. According to the National Pasta Association, Americans eat about 20 pounds of pasta a year, and that collectively the U.S. consumes close to 5.95 billion pounds a year. It's cited that the majority of Americans will eat pasta at least once a week — consuming about nine ounces a day. That's a lot of pasta, but with more and more Americans looking for more health-conscious options, it's no surprise that more people are looking for different ways to get the satisfaction of a plate of pasta with better nutritional benefits.

Market Research revealed that some of the top diet plans were ones that required participants to consume low-carb meals like that of the keto diet and ones that required higher protein-based meals. A Healthline report cites that those who followed a low-carb diet lost about seven percent of their total weight. But, what happens when you want to indulge on some delicious pasta and also want it to be on the healthier side? Meghan Markle, Duchess of Sussex, has just the pasta sauce hack that'll pack the nutrients and the taste.

Meghan Markle's sauce is made with a delicious veggie base

It's no secret that the Duchess of Sussex loves to cook foods that are not only great for you nutritionally, but also packed with flavor. Insider reports that Markle has been known to follow a very health-conscious lifestyle filled with foods that run more into the plant-based category. So it's no surprise that her pasta sauce hack would be both parts healthy and enticing. According to Buzzfeed, Markle's recipe for zucchini bolognese is almost as famous as she is. 

Markle tells Delish that to make her sauce she uses onions, water, bouillon cubes, and zucchini. The trick that makes the sauce turn really creamy is that it is cooked on low heat for four hours (yes, four hours). Buzzfeed notes that you must check on it every hour to ensure that the zucchini does not burn and the water does not dry up. Spoon University also says that, despite what many might think, the zucchini is completely broken down during the cooking process essentially transforming the vegetable altogether. With this recipe, you'll get a delicious pasta sauce with plenty of nutrients, too.