“Everything you see I owe to spaghetti” ~ Sophia Loren
One thing we may miss about clean eating is a good ‘ol plate of spaghetti. Good news! Just like any other meal, there are nutritious and delicious alternatives to this classic comfort food! Try these upgrades and feel good knowing that these pasta dishes are just as good for the body as they are for the soul! First, just sub half of your normal pasta, you will learn to love it!
- zucchini (make ribbon-like noodles with a julienne peeler or knife – just be careful!)
- spaghetti squash
- shiratake noodles
- Miracle noodles
- broccoli slaw
- cabbage/cabbage slaw
- whole wheat pasta
- eggplant slices (great sub in lasagna!)
- black bean noodles
- rice noodles
- quinoa pasta
- spelt pasta
- soba noodles
- udon noodles
Throw in your favorite veggies to add fiber and volume! And the sauce? TOMATOES!!! Yes, just tomatoes and spices! (Who woulda thought that tomatoes make up tomato sauce?!) Just cook tomatoes in a pot with a teaspoon of olive oil, oregano, basil, garlic, and a pinch of salt and pepper! And if you’re really feeling brave, try nutritional yeast instead of cheese, it’s tasty and packed with nutrients! Voilà!
One Healthy Breakdown: Just like anything, pasta can be super healthy! Buon appetito!