6 Healthy Alternatives to Pasta

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Spaghetti Squash

spaghettisquashvm2002/Shutterstock Scrape out the spaghetti-like strands from this squash and top with your favorite sauce. It looks and tastes just like the real deal! Plus: 5 Milk Alternatives    

Zucchini

zucchiniMagdanatka/Shutterstock Shredded, julienned, or cut into ribbons with a peeler, this low-cal alternative will give you a huge veggie boost when topped with tomato sauce. Plus: 5 Milk Alternatives

Soba Noodles

sobaNishihama/Shutterstock These Japanese noodles are packed with fiber and protein and have a nuttier taste than traditional pasta. Plus: 5 Milk Alternatives

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Shirataki Noodles

shiratakiMOHEJI/Shutterstock Made popular by Hungry Girl. These noodles are primarily made of fiber and contain virtually no fat or calories. They come in a package of liquid and are usually sold in the produce section alongside tofu. The only cooking required is draining the liquid and rinsing them off! Plus: 5 Milk Alternatives

Quinoa

quinoaSia James/Shutterstock Though it’s not shaped like pasta, this ancient grain can be a great pasta alternative, especially if you are looking to increase your protein — 1 cup has 32 grams! Plus: 5 Milk Alternatives

Brown Rice Pasta

brownriceStepan Popov/Shutterstock A great source of protein and magnesium, brown rice pasta is a way for people who are gluten-free to get their pasta fix. Plus: 5 Milk Alternatives

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