Wednesday, October 17, 2012


In honor of National Pasta Day, I thought I would give a shout out to some of my favorite pasta-swap ingredients. Even though, if eaten in moderation, pasta can be a part of a healthy diet (especially high fiber, whole wheat, low carb, etc. pasta!), there are still many pasta-swaps that exist that can easily kick the craving. Here are Tiny Tummy's top 3 swapsta ingredients:

1. Spaghetti Squash:

Spaghetti squash, if prepared correctly, is extremely spaghetti-like! With a little marinara, veggies, and even some mozzarella cheese, you could easily be delving into a giant bowl of carbalicious spaghetti (but you're not! ;)) (FYI: Click "spaghetti squash" above to learn how to prepare a spaghetti squash!)

2. Miracle Noodles:

Okay, so they are a little less like traditional pasta than your average noodle, but if its a little noodle-slurpin' satisfaction you're looking for, these are the way to go. Miracle noodles is only one brand- you can easily get Shirataki Noodles, Konjac noodles, Yam noodles, or any other version of this low-carb pasta-swap. Some even come in macaroni shapes or lasagna sheets!

3. Zucchini Ribbons:

Don't knock it til you've tried it! Julienned zucchini (or broccoli stems, carrots, or any other veggie you find works) can be a great replacement for pasta. Cook it down with some tomatoes, veggies, and cheese, and you won't even notice that it isn't real spaghetti! Use a mandolin to get really thin slices or a peeler if you want the "ribbon" shape. If you want tiny noodle-like strips, use a julienne peeler!

If it's real pasta you crave, there's no reason you can't indulge a little! Any of Tiny Tummy's top pasta picks are great ways to enjoy pasta guilt-free! Pin It

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