6 Healthy Alternatives to Pasta

If you are tired of pasta, try one of these healthy alternatives.

By Liz Kennedy

Spaghetti Squash

Scrape out the spaghetti-like strands from this squash and top with your favorite sauce. It looks and tastes just like the real deal!

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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.

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Soba Noodles

These Japanese noodles are packed with fiber and protein and have a nuttier taste than traditional pasta.

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Shirataki Noodles

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!

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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!

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Brown Rice Pasta

A great source of protein and magnesium, brown rice pasta is a way for people who are gluten-free to get their pasta fix.

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