There’s nothing quite like digging into a warm bowl of spaghetti and meatballs after a long day at work. But if you’re low-carb or GF…that comforting option isn’t really on the table. Womp.
Luckily, there are a few healthy (and low-carb!) pasta alternatives on the market that pack in the veggies and protein. And they’re so damn good, you won’t miss traditional pasta one bit.
ORGANIC EDAMAME SPAGHETTI
“Explore Cuisine’s edamame pasta mimics the texture of white, but you’re getting the same amount of protein as in four ounces of chicken,” says Kelly R. Jones, R.D. It’s perfect for people who are gluten-free and need lower-carb pasta (net carbs is about seven grams). “It also provides more fiber and essential nutrients than many gluten-free options,” Jones says.
Per serving: 180 calories, 3.5 g fat, 20 g carbs, 3 g sugar, 13 g fiber, 24 g protein.
ORGANIC BLACK BEAN SPAGHETTI (PACK OF TWO)
“Made with the goodness of black beans, this pasta packs in an impressive amount of hunger-fighting protein and fiber,” says White. It’s a great alternative for those looking to increase protein and fiber—with a net carb count of only eight grams per serving.
Per serving: 180 calories, 3 g fat, 19 g carbs, 3 g sugar, 11g fiber, 25 g protein.