Low-carb pasta seems like an oxymoron, but it exists!
Here’s the Deal: To sustain healthy blood sugar levels you must consume an adequate amount of carbohydrates. However, cutting back on overall carb consumption can work wonders in the way of achieving a slimmer waistline. Consult, make use, and refer those around you to these five low-carb pasta recipes.
1. Roasted Shrimp Over Butternut Squash
Satisfy a seafood craving by incorporating high-protein, low calorie shrimp into this simple, healthful recipe. It calls for the addition of squash, which studies indicate is a primary food source of alphacarotene and beta-carotine, both molecules the body easily converts into vitamin A.
And as long as you tend to the shrimp so they’re roasted adequately, you’re in for an engaging contrast in consistency between the crunch of the shrimp and the smooth and silkiness of the pasta.
2. Spaghetti Squash Mac and Cheese
Mac and cheese has probably been a meal of glorious joy since you were a child. But your metabolism slows down as you grow older, and the days you could consume whatever food presented itself without ramifications are a burning memory of the past.
Be sad no more, heartbroken pasta loving, foodie; we’ve tracked down a special spaghetti squash mac and cheese. The dish boasts a significant cut back on calories from the standard mac and cheese, and the squash delivers a hearty wave of nutrients.
3. Broccoli Slaw Pasta
The broccoli slaw pasta dish melds together the slew of nutritional health benefits inherent in the green stalked, leafy veggie with the tasty, zesty cheesy, garlic-toned pasta; it’s a healthful force of cheesy goodness. Additionally a completely filled bag of broccoli slaw consists of just 100 calories, and five grams of carbs.
Whoever said we had to sacrifice good, cheesy tastes for healthful meals couldn’t have been more miserably wrong!
4. Zucchini Pasta
Continual, healthful cooking innovation has brought to fruition pasta entirely consistent of finely shredded zucchini slices! One cup of zucchini clocks in at just 19 calories, which is almost 50% lower than say broccoli, which is already an elite cream of the healthy crop.
5. Low Carb Turkey or Chicken Tetrazzini
This is a comfort food recipe you’ll likely try, love, and use – especially around the holidays. That turkey you’ll toss in the pasta brings with it a few serious health benefits, such as low levels of saturated fat, high protein and an abundance of riboflavin (key for body growth and red cell production).