10 Lower Carb, Good-for-You Pastas to Satisfy Your Noodle Craving

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Sometimes you want nothing more than to twirl a fork into a heaping bowl of carby, delicious spaghetti. We know the feeling all too well. But our New Year’s diets are begging us to resist that tempting bowl of noodles. Here, ten guilt-free pasta alternatives that will satisfy your stomach and your waistline.

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Zucchini Noodles

Throw some marinara sauce and fresh mozzarella on these spiralized veggie noodles and you might never turn back.

Black Bean Pasta

These magical noodles contain only one ingredient: Organic black bean flour. Aka they’re totally healthy (and tasty, too).

Chickpea Pasta

Garbanzo bean spaghetti is a thing, and you can make it at home with just a few ingredients.

Sweet Potato Noodles

Throw some brown butter and sage on these “swoodles” and call it a night.

Cauliflower Risotto

This ain’t arborio rice, people.

Carrot Gnocchi

Swap out your standard potato gnocchi for this lighter—yet stil decadent—alternative.

Eggplant Noodles

Quick: Go buy yourself a spiralizer, stat.

Spaghetti Squash

An oldie but a goody.

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Miracle Noodles

Also known as shirataki, these amazing noodles are carb-free, high in fiber and, get this, 10 calories per serving. Try them in pad Thai or as a filler in soups and stews.

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Ratatouille Pasta

Bet you didn’t realize you could do this with plain old vegetables.

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From 2015-2017 Hannah Loewentheil held the role of Editor covering entertainment, food, travel and all things nyc.