Everyone loves a warm and filling homemade pasta dish but the carbs and low nutritional value typically found in this comfort food doesn’t fit well with many diets. Even if you’re not on a diet but like to make sure you eat healthy, nutrient-rich foods, regular pasta is rarely going to be an option. But don’t worry – there seems to be an endless supply of recipes for healthy alternatives to pasta that offer a ton of flavor and are sure to be a crowd-pleaser. Everyone is bound to find at least a few pasta alternatives that get their mouth watering and taste buds craving more.
To eat healthier and cut out some unnecessary pasta carbs from your diet, read on for these 10 healthier pasta alternatives…
1. Zucchini Pasta
A personal favorite, zucchini pasta is a healthier and delicious alternative to pasta. There are a lot of different ways you can make this dish – as a cold pasta salad or a warm dish. Either way will satisfy your cravings for pasta without the heavy carbs. To start, slice the zucchini with a peeler. You can either then cut the strips into long, thin pieces or leave it as wide strips.
Heat some olive oil in a skillet and cook the zucchini like a stir fry. Add a bit of water to help soften the zucchini, and season with your favorite herbs, salt and pepper. This is a super easy, super fast version of zucchini pasta.