By Kate Horney
Confession: Here at BeyondFit Mom, 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 noodle alternatives that serve as 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:
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).
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).
Spaghetti 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:
1. Taco Squash Bake (in the picture above)
3. It’s even great with fat-loss friendly chili!
Need some more quick & easy dinner ideas?
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