Confession: Here at BeyondFit Physiques we are PASTA lovers.
But we know that pasta isn’t always physique friendly.
In our pre-BeyondFit days, it was a main dish loaded with carbs, but now that we’re living the fat loss lifestyle, we’ve come up with some great pasta alternatives that serve a go-to ingredient when creating low-carb, fat loss friendly “noodle” dishes.
Here are some of our favorite pasta swaps, perfect for changing things up to turn traditional pasta recipes into fat loss friendly, healthy recipes.
3 Healthy “Noodle” Alternatives:
1. Zucchini Noodles: Zucchini noodles are a phenomenal fettuccine swap, and they work great in lasagna as well.
Start by peeling zucchini into super-thin strips; rotate the zucchini as you slice it. Cook in a covered skillet with 1/3 cup water until tender but al dente (about 5 minutes).
2. Broccoli Slaw
The trick here is to cook the slaw until it’s super-duper soft. Cook it in a covered skillet with 1/2 cup water (10 minutes or so) or in a covered dish in the microwave with 2 tbsp. water (about 3 minutes).
3. Spaghetti Squash: Spahgetti squash is a healthy noodle alternative that’s really versatile. It’s great in almost every recipe we’ve tried!
Here are a few of our favorite recipes using this healthy noodle alternative:
– Taco Squash Bake (in the picture above)
– Italian Chicken Pasta
– It’s even great with fat loss friendly chili!
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By Contributing Author: Kate Horney, BeyondFit Physiques