When I went paleo, one of the hardest things to give up was pasta. It’s scary to think about it now, but I used to eat that stuff about 4 times a week (and had the wheat belly and lethargy to prove it). Well, let me tell you that it was a very happy day when I started getting more creative in the kitchen and finding ways to substitute noodles with other healthier alternatives! Here is a roundup of delicious, healthy recipes using the best low carb noodle alternatives – So break out your spiralizer and have yourself a good time!
I’ve never been a huge fan of cucumbers (I find them so boring), but they’re downright amazing when garnished with a sweet and sour dressing. This recipe has just 6 ingredients, and is as simple as cutting the cucumber and adding the rest of the ingredients. The hardest part is letting it all marinate for 2 hours so the flavours jive – but that’s what Netflix is for.
This coconut dressing is spiked with ginger and cumin, so it’s sure to wake up anyone’s taste buds. Added bonus: it only takes a few minutes!
This cream sauce is basically like an orange-hued Alfredo sauce. Sweet potatoes, as we know, are extremely nutritious and offer up a hefty dose of fibre and vitamin A. They play double duty in this recipe as both the noodles and a crucial ingredient in the creamy sauce.
Nothing beats a curry on a cold winter evening, plus it’s loaded with green chilies which could maybe help you fight off a cold. A pop of sweet peas and crunch from cashews make this a recipe you’ll make again and again.
This recipe is so simple yet so delicious – and it’s ideal for weeknights because it takes just 20 minutes! Sweet potatoes with a bit of butter, cinnamon, sage, and sea salt combine for a dish that is so out of this world, it tastes like it came out of a high-end Italian restaurant.
The sweetness of carrots pairs particularly well with this gingery peanut sauce. The best part about this recipe is that it’s easy to customize with whatever leftovers are sitting in the fridge, like chicken, shrimp, or tofu to make this a satisfying Asian-inspired meal.
Beets aren’t necessarily in everyone’s weekly rotation, but they’re so darn healthy that they really should be! This recipe takes beets to a whole new level by tossing them with Brussels sprouts, mushrooms, balsamic vinegar, and a little bit of bacon. It’s sweet, savoury, and completely different.
When a craving for stir-fry hits, takeout becomes pretty appealing… but don’t give in! This sesame chicken couldn’t be easier to make at home. Using shiratake noodles instead of regular wheat-based ones gives you an extra boost of fiber because they’re made from a type of yam.
Kelp noodles are gluten free, and a good source of calcium and high in iodine, an essential mineral that helps maintain proper thyroid function. The kelp noodles in this recipe make this a healthier take on this classic takeout staple.