Healthy alternatives to Pasta

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I have gathered six good options for healthy alternatives to pasta what I can happily recommend!

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  1. Spaghetti squash
    Heat oven to 375 degrees.
    Brush the inside of each half with olive oil and sprinkle with coarse salt.
    Place cut sides down on a rimmed baking sheet and put sheet into the oven.
    Bake for about 40 minutes, or until you can easily pierce the squash with a fork.spagetti-quash
    2.  Zucchini

    Cut lengthwise slices from zucchini using a vegetable peeler, stopping when the seeds are reached.
    Turn zucchini over and continue ‘peeling’ until all the zucchini is in long strips; discard seeds. Slice the zucchini into thinner strips resembling spaghetti.
    Heat olive oil in a skillet over medium heat; cook and stir zucchini in the hot oil for 1 minute. Add water and cook until zucchini is softened, 5 to 7 minutes. Season with salt and pepper.
    ( Alternatively you can also use a special Zucchini slicer what is my favorite tool for making Zucchini spaghetti, check it here: 

    Oh so best zucchini spaghetti slicer !

    3.  Shirataki noodles
    Shirataki noodles were originally developed in Asia, but they have recently brought the attention of people from around the world. Because these noodles are almost totally a beneficial type of fiber, they have almost no “bad” carbohydrates. They not only will not cause blood sugar to rise, they may actually help control blood glucose. There are a number of brands of shirataki noodles, including Miracle Noodle, House Foods Tofu Shirataki, and quite a few more.
    shirataki-noodles


    4. Black bean spaghetti

    Don’t let its black hue scare you off.
    This pasta is a nutritional winner. In addition to being lower in calories than traditional pastas, one two-ounce serving is packed with more than half a day’s fiber and as much protein as a three-ounce serving of chicken!
    Bean pasta’s are made from 100% organic beans and water. That’s it! In 7 minutes you can enjoy a delicious, satisfying and healthy meal high in protein and fibre.
    You can buy it online for $5 a pack, or $8 for two. Also available at your local grocery store.

    black-bean-pasta-marinara

    5. Quinoa pasta

    This South American grain is extremely high in protein and iron and boasts a low glycemic index, resulting in a slower rates of digestion (you’ll stay full longer and absorb more of the food’s nutrients).
    You can buy it online for $5 a pack, or $8 for two. Also available at your local grocery store.

    quinoa

    6. Kelp noodles

    Kelp noodles are made from a type of seaweed called kombu and are a great source of calcium, iron, and vitamin K. They are glassy and neutral in taste, with a bit of a crunch. Kelp noodles are best used for cold or chilled pasta dishes, and no cooking is required. Look for them in health food stores such as Whole Foods or Asian specialty grocery stores.

    kelpp

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