Pasta is one of everyone’s favorite comfort foods, but unfortunately is usually one of the most high calorie and high carbohydrate menu options. The good news is, there are some great substitutes for pasta that fit into your low carb diet plan! You can purchase a vegetable spiralizer online or at a cooking supply store for under 20 dollars and spiralize your own vegetables at home or check out the vegetarian cooler at your local supermarket for a few other fun alternatives. Here are a few great ways to get the texture and look of wheat based pastas without the calories and carbohydrates.
Cucumber noodles – crisp and refreshing, these noodles make great summer salads, no cooking required!
Zucchini noodles- great raw, steamed or sauteed with your favorite spices or low carbohydrate sauces.
Tofu shirataki noodles– an excellent source of protein and you can eat the whole bag for under 20 calories! Look for them with the tofu and make sure to rinse before warming with your favorite sauce.
Broccoli Slaw– simply microwave or saute to soften the firmness of the broccoli stalks and serve with your favorite sauce.
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