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16 Low-Carb Alternatives To Pasta And Noodles
Zucchini noodles, or "zoodles" for short, are an excellent healthy alternative to pasta with only 33 calories and 6.9 grams of carbs per medium zucchini. To help them more resemble the real deal, remove any excess moisture by tossing them with salt and squeezing them into a paper towel before cooking.
Spaghetti Squash
This squash may appear bland, but once you cut it lengthwise, roast it, and scrape out its contents, you’ll realize that the insides will be a ringer for spaghetti noodles. With only 42 calories per cup and 10 grams of carbs, you can keep these noodles on the softer side, or roast for a few minutes less for al dente style.
Shirataki Noodles
Originating in Japan, you can find these low calorie, low carb noodles in your supermarket, in styles like fettuccine, angel hair, and spaghetti. Not only are they high in glucomannan, which aids your colon with healthy bacteria, but they’re also high in soluble fiber, which will make you feel full longer.
The beauty of eggplant is its versatility, and with its low carb content and chewy texture, many favor the eggplant pizza. Just pick up a couple large globe eggplants from the store, and don’t forget to add some salt when cooking to make the product even chewier and to avoid a potentially mushy consistency.
Kelp Noodles
These thin noodles made from either seaweed or kelp are filled with nutrients that aid in fighting certain forms of cancer, diabetes, and auto-immune diseases, and they only contain 6 calories and 1 gram of carbs per half cup. Just make sure to limit this meal to once a week, due its high amount of iodine.