3 Delicious and Healthy Pasta Alternatives

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[tps_header]There is no arguing that pasta is among the ultimate of comfort foods, but filling up on empty carbs certainly isn’t great for our waistlines. Making a simple swap of veggie noodles not only cuts the calories, but also provides a nutrient-packed meal leaving you satiated and guilt-free. Using a spiralizer and a food processor, you will be making pasta-like strands out of vegetables like zucchini, sweet potato, and carrots and homemade sauces that are sure to satisfy that comfort food craving. Here are 3 different recipes to help get you started: [/tps_header]

[tps_title]Zucchini Noodles with Creamy Avocado Pesto [/tps_title]

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Ingredients:

• 1 large zucchini or 2 small ones
• 1 cup of pine nuts
• ½ lemon
• about 10 basil leaves
• ¼ cup of Parmesan cheese
• ½ cup of olive oil
• 1 medium sized avocado
• 1 clove of garlic
• Salt to taste

Instructions:

Using the spiralizer, spiral the zucchini into pasta-like noodles and set aside. Combine the rest of the ingredients in a food processor to make your creamy pesto. Heat your noodles in a saucepan on low to medium heat with olive oil and a touch of salt. Add your pesto to the noodles and stir well for 5-8 minutes. Try not to over cook the noodles, as they will become mushy. Top with fresh basil and Parmesan. Enjoy!

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  • Tiffani Stoklosa
    January 11, 2015

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  • Tiffani Stoklosa
    January 11, 2015

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  • Stefani Rae
    January 18, 2015

    Karen I want to try some of these recipes