With organic and whole foods becoming more of a trend in the American diet as of late, it is no wonder that many people want to make the switch to eat a more holistic diet. However, this change to clean eating can be made difficult due to cravings of certain food staples that would typically not be deemed as healthy. One of these foods, that is a signature addition to many American meals, is none other than the highly famed, carb-loaded, pasta.
Pasta is a food that is not only delicious to pair with a variety of sauces and dishes, but it is also relatively cheap to purchase. If money is the issue that you have to switch to healthier options, your local grocery store will typically carry a variety of whole wheat pasta that is more nutritious than standard white pasta.
Another alternative is to purchase a Veggetti appliance. For around $10, this little appliance will allow you to shave your zucchini and squash into noodle-like strings. Using zucchini in place of pasta is a great alternative to the traditional past if you are looking to reduce your carb intake. You will also be surprised by the amount of volume that one zucchini worth of noodles will provide you with. Plus, there is no guilty feeling if you go for another helping of zucchini noodles because the veggies are low in calorie and nutritious.
Lastly, if you are willing to pay a prettier penny to get some of the tasty pasta alternatives, visit the organic section of your local supermarket. There, they will have a variety of red and green lentil pasta, black bean pasta, and even edamame pasta. With minimal ingredients and delicious taste, these options will definitely satisfy your cravings for traditional white, less-healthy pasta.