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{"id":959450513455,"title":"4 Gluten-Free Pasta Swaps (That Can Also Help With Weight Loss)","handle":"4-gluten-free-pasta-swaps-that-can-also-help-with-weight-loss","description":"\u003ch2\u003eby Heather DiBiasi MS, RDN\u003c\/h2\u003e\n\u003cp\u003eThe transition from authentic pasta to gluten-free pasta can be one that raises many concerns over taste. However, you don't need to be afraid, because there are so many pasta options out there now, that you won't miss the real thing! Not only that, but these new types of pasta are more nutritious for you, and can help with weight loss. And if that wasn't great enough, you can indulge in a more substantial portion than that of regular pasta, and it will keep you fuller, longer. What a lot of people don't understand is that pasta is just a vehicle for the delicious sauces that we want to taste, so if you keep that in mind, you'll find that there are all kinds of noodles for you to nosh on! These simple swaps are a no-brainer next time you want to have a pasta night!\u003c\/p\u003e\n\u003cp\u003e \u003c\/p\u003e\n\u003cp\u003e\u003cspan style=\"color: #666666;\"\u003e\u003cstrong\u003eMiracle Noodles\u003c\/strong\u003e\u003c\/span\u003e\u003c\/p\u003e\n\u003cp\u003e\u003cspan\u003eMiracles noodles are a great smart option for replacing a more noodle-like texture, closer to lo mein. They are super low in calories, high in fiber and perfect for Asian-style dishes. Also, their mild taste is super versatile, allowing for a wide variety of flavor combinations. Miracle noodles come in a bag of water, so when you open it, rinse them very thoroughly in a strainer. Just a warning: you may need to cut these with a scissor since the noodles tend to be very long. No need to cook these like pasta; heat them for a few minutes over a skillet with a seasoning of your choice and enjoy! Some of my favorite ways to eat these are in garlic, oil, Parmesan, and shrimp or alongside veggies with coconut aminos and toasted sesame oil.\u003c\/span\u003e\u003c\/p\u003e\n\u003cp\u003e\u003cspan\u003e\u003cimg src=\"\/\/cdn.shopify.com\/s\/files\/1\/0027\/9796\/1263\/files\/kelp_noodle_yaki_large.jpeg?v=1535863613\" alt=\"\"\u003e\u003c\/span\u003e\u003c\/p\u003e\n\u003cp\u003e\u003cspan\u003eMiracle Noodle Yaki Soba\u003c\/span\u003e\u003c\/p\u003e\n\u003cp\u003e \u003c\/p\u003e\n\u003cp\u003e\u003cstrong\u003e\u003cspan style=\"color: #666666;\"\u003eSpiralized Veggie Noodles\u003c\/span\u003e\u003c\/strong\u003e\u003cbr\u003e\u003cbr\u003eThese are noodles you can spiralize by yourself at home or buy them pre-made (fresh or frozen). They are the perfect low calorie, nutrient-dense swap of an all-time favorite food. Some foods you can find spiralized are beets, carrots, butternut squash, and zucchini. Zucchini is the most popular veggie-based noodle, and with its mild flavor, you can make this dish taste like whatever flavors you like depending on the sauce you choose. Plus, you can eat a considerable portion of these veggies compared to what a serving of pasta would be! Non-starchy vegetables like zucchini allow you to eat almost as much as you want; however, be careful of how much of the sauce you are putting on top if you are trying to manage your weight.\u003c\/p\u003e\n\u003cp\u003e\u003cimg src=\"\/\/cdn.shopify.com\/s\/files\/1\/0027\/9796\/1263\/files\/zoodprimavera_effbf1e6-a692-493b-b14d-06dc9d25783f_large.jpg?v=1535861847\" alt=\"\"\u003e\u003c\/p\u003e\n\u003cp\u003e\u003cstrong\u003e\u003ca href=\"https:\/\/glutenfreeglobalicious.com\/products\/zoodle-primavera\" target=\"_blank\" rel=\"noopener noreferrer\"\u003eGet the Recipe for Chef Lori Miller's Zoodle Primavera...\u003c\/a\u003e\u003c\/strong\u003e\u003c\/p\u003e\n\u003cp\u003e \u003c\/p\u003e\n\u003cp\u003e\u003cspan style=\"color: #666666;\"\u003e\u003cstrong\u003eBean-Based Pasta\u003c\/strong\u003e\u003c\/span\u003e\u003c\/p\u003e\n\u003cp\u003eThese you can find at a lot of supermarkets now, typically in their “healthy” aisle. These kinds of pasta are loaded with fiber and protein, so not only will there be a more similar texture compared to pasta than the other options, but they will also keep you very full. This is important for weight management. Bean-based kinds of pasta have a mild flavor making them good with any sauce. These are also great for vegans and vegetarians with over 20g of protein per serving. That said, be careful and try to look for brands with one only one ingredient: beans! My favorite brand is Explore Cuisine.\u003c\/p\u003e\n\u003cp\u003e\u003cimg src=\"\/\/cdn.shopify.com\/s\/files\/1\/0027\/9796\/1263\/files\/24_large.jpg?v=1528613273\" alt=\"\"\u003e\u003c\/p\u003e\n\u003cp\u003eMung Bean Shrimp Japchae \u003c\/p\u003e\n\u003cp\u003e \u003c\/p\u003e\n\u003cp\u003e\u003cspan style=\"color: #666666;\"\u003e\u003cstrong\u003eTrader Joe's Cauliflower Gnocchi\u003c\/strong\u003e\u003c\/span\u003e\u003c\/p\u003e\n\u003cp\u003eThe hype around this cauliflower gnocchi is no joke! And thankfully, the hype is real. This delicious alternative to a decadent food has a very similar taste and texture to the real thing. With 6 grams of fiber per serving, you can't go wrong with this one. Pair it with some marinara sauce, spinach, and parmesan cheese, and you have Italian night.\u003c\/p\u003e\n\u003cp\u003e \u003c\/p\u003e\n\u003cp\u003e\u003cimg src=\"\/\/cdn.shopify.com\/s\/files\/1\/0027\/9796\/1263\/files\/heather1_large.jpg?v=1535861241\" alt=\"\"\u003e\u003c\/p\u003e\n\u003cp\u003e\u003cstrong\u003e\u003ca href=\"http:\/\/intuition4nutrition.com\/cauliflower-gnocchi-bolognese\/\" target=\"_blank\" rel=\"noopener noreferrer\"\u003eGet Heather's Recipe for Cauliflower Gnocchi Bolognese\u003c\/a\u003e...\u003c\/strong\u003e\u003c\/p\u003e\n\u003cp\u003e \u003c\/p\u003e\n\u003cp\u003e\u003cspan style=\"color: #666666;\"\u003e\u003cstrong\u003eAbout the Author \u003c\/strong\u003e\u003c\/span\u003e\u003c\/p\u003e\n\u003cp\u003eHeather DiBiasi, MS RDN, is a Registered Dietitian Nutritionist in New York who works with clients one-on-one and also in a clinical setting to help them achieve their health goals. 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However, you don't need to be afraid, because there are so many pasta options out there now, that you won't miss the real thing! Not only that, but these new types of pasta are more nutritious for you, and can help with weight loss. And if that wasn't great enough, you can indulge in a more substantial portion than that of regular pasta, and it will keep you fuller, longer. What a lot of people don't understand is that pasta is just a vehicle for the delicious sauces that we want to taste, so if you keep that in mind, you'll find that there are all kinds of noodles for you to nosh on! These simple swaps are a no-brainer next time you want to have a pasta night!\u003c\/p\u003e\n\u003cp\u003e \u003c\/p\u003e\n\u003cp\u003e\u003cspan style=\"color: #666666;\"\u003e\u003cstrong\u003eMiracle Noodles\u003c\/strong\u003e\u003c\/span\u003e\u003c\/p\u003e\n\u003cp\u003e\u003cspan\u003eMiracles noodles are a great smart option for replacing a more noodle-like texture, closer to lo mein. They are super low in calories, high in fiber and perfect for Asian-style dishes. Also, their mild taste is super versatile, allowing for a wide variety of flavor combinations. Miracle noodles come in a bag of water, so when you open it, rinse them very thoroughly in a strainer. Just a warning: you may need to cut these with a scissor since the noodles tend to be very long. No need to cook these like pasta; heat them for a few minutes over a skillet with a seasoning of your choice and enjoy! Some of my favorite ways to eat these are in garlic, oil, Parmesan, and shrimp or alongside veggies with coconut aminos and toasted sesame oil.\u003c\/span\u003e\u003c\/p\u003e\n\u003cp\u003e\u003cspan\u003e\u003cimg src=\"\/\/cdn.shopify.com\/s\/files\/1\/0027\/9796\/1263\/files\/kelp_noodle_yaki_large.jpeg?v=1535863613\" alt=\"\"\u003e\u003c\/span\u003e\u003c\/p\u003e\n\u003cp\u003e\u003cspan\u003eMiracle Noodle Yaki Soba\u003c\/span\u003e\u003c\/p\u003e\n\u003cp\u003e \u003c\/p\u003e\n\u003cp\u003e\u003cstrong\u003e\u003cspan style=\"color: #666666;\"\u003eSpiralized Veggie Noodles\u003c\/span\u003e\u003c\/strong\u003e\u003cbr\u003e\u003cbr\u003eThese are noodles you can spiralize by yourself at home or buy them pre-made (fresh or frozen). They are the perfect low calorie, nutrient-dense swap of an all-time favorite food. Some foods you can find spiralized are beets, carrots, butternut squash, and zucchini. Zucchini is the most popular veggie-based noodle, and with its mild flavor, you can make this dish taste like whatever flavors you like depending on the sauce you choose. Plus, you can eat a considerable portion of these veggies compared to what a serving of pasta would be! Non-starchy vegetables like zucchini allow you to eat almost as much as you want; however, be careful of how much of the sauce you are putting on top if you are trying to manage your weight.\u003c\/p\u003e\n\u003cp\u003e\u003cimg src=\"\/\/cdn.shopify.com\/s\/files\/1\/0027\/9796\/1263\/files\/zoodprimavera_effbf1e6-a692-493b-b14d-06dc9d25783f_large.jpg?v=1535861847\" alt=\"\"\u003e\u003c\/p\u003e\n\u003cp\u003e\u003cstrong\u003e\u003ca href=\"https:\/\/glutenfreeglobalicious.com\/products\/zoodle-primavera\" target=\"_blank\" rel=\"noopener noreferrer\"\u003eGet the Recipe for Chef Lori Miller's Zoodle Primavera...\u003c\/a\u003e\u003c\/strong\u003e\u003c\/p\u003e\n\u003cp\u003e \u003c\/p\u003e\n\u003cp\u003e\u003cspan style=\"color: #666666;\"\u003e\u003cstrong\u003eBean-Based Pasta\u003c\/strong\u003e\u003c\/span\u003e\u003c\/p\u003e\n\u003cp\u003eThese you can find at a lot of supermarkets now, typically in their “healthy” aisle. These kinds of pasta are loaded with fiber and protein, so not only will there be a more similar texture compared to pasta than the other options, but they will also keep you very full. This is important for weight management. Bean-based kinds of pasta have a mild flavor making them good with any sauce. These are also great for vegans and vegetarians with over 20g of protein per serving. That said, be careful and try to look for brands with one only one ingredient: beans! My favorite brand is Explore Cuisine.\u003c\/p\u003e\n\u003cp\u003e\u003cimg src=\"\/\/cdn.shopify.com\/s\/files\/1\/0027\/9796\/1263\/files\/24_large.jpg?v=1528613273\" alt=\"\"\u003e\u003c\/p\u003e\n\u003cp\u003eMung Bean Shrimp Japchae \u003c\/p\u003e\n\u003cp\u003e \u003c\/p\u003e\n\u003cp\u003e\u003cspan style=\"color: #666666;\"\u003e\u003cstrong\u003eTrader Joe's Cauliflower Gnocchi\u003c\/strong\u003e\u003c\/span\u003e\u003c\/p\u003e\n\u003cp\u003eThe hype around this cauliflower gnocchi is no joke! And thankfully, the hype is real. This delicious alternative to a decadent food has a very similar taste and texture to the real thing. With 6 grams of fiber per serving, you can't go wrong with this one. Pair it with some marinara sauce, spinach, and parmesan cheese, and you have Italian night.\u003c\/p\u003e\n\u003cp\u003e \u003c\/p\u003e\n\u003cp\u003e\u003cimg src=\"\/\/cdn.shopify.com\/s\/files\/1\/0027\/9796\/1263\/files\/heather1_large.jpg?v=1535861241\" alt=\"\"\u003e\u003c\/p\u003e\n\u003cp\u003e\u003cstrong\u003e\u003ca href=\"http:\/\/intuition4nutrition.com\/cauliflower-gnocchi-bolognese\/\" target=\"_blank\" rel=\"noopener noreferrer\"\u003eGet Heather's Recipe for Cauliflower Gnocchi Bolognese\u003c\/a\u003e...\u003c\/strong\u003e\u003c\/p\u003e\n\u003cp\u003e \u003c\/p\u003e\n\u003cp\u003e\u003cspan style=\"color: #666666;\"\u003e\u003cstrong\u003eAbout the Author \u003c\/strong\u003e\u003c\/span\u003e\u003c\/p\u003e\n\u003cp\u003eHeather DiBiasi, MS RDN, is a Registered Dietitian Nutritionist in New York who works with clients one-on-one and also in a clinical setting to help them achieve their health goals. She loves inspiring people to live a balanced lifestyle by providing healthy recipes and evidence-based nutrition information. Follow her\u003cspan\u003e \u003c\/span\u003e\u003cstrong\u003e\u003ca href=\"http:\/\/intuition4nutrition.com\/\" target=\"_blank\" rel=\"noopener noreferrer\"\u003ewebsite\u003c\/a\u003e\u003c\/strong\u003e\u003ca href=\"http:\/\/intuition4nutrition.com\/\" target=\"_blank\" rel=\"noopener noreferrer\"\u003e\u003c\/a\u003e and \u003cstrong\u003e\u003ca href=\"https:\/\/www.instagram.com\/intuition_4_nutrition\/\" target=\"_blank\" rel=\"noopener noreferrer\"\u003eInstagram\u003c\/a\u003e\u003c\/strong\u003e for more nutritional tips and information!\u003c\/p\u003e\n\u003cp\u003e\u003cimg src=\"\/\/cdn.shopify.com\/s\/files\/1\/0027\/9796\/1263\/files\/Heatherbioshot_a26a5eac-d622-4b30-92b9-f734054bba04_large.jpg?v=1535861112\" alt=\"\"\u003e\u003c\/p\u003e\n\u003cp\u003e \u003c\/p\u003e"}

4 Gluten-Free Pasta Swaps (That Can Also Help With Weight Loss)

by Heather DiBiasi MS, RDN

The transition from authentic pasta to gluten-free pasta can be one that raises many concerns over taste. However, you don't need to be afraid, because there are so many pasta options out there now, that you won't miss the real thing! Not only that, but these new types of pasta are more nutritious for you, and can help with weight loss. And if that wasn't great enough, you can indulge in a more substantial portion than that of regular pasta, and it will keep you fuller, longer. What a lot of people don't understand is that pasta is just a vehicle for the delicious sauces that we want to taste, so if you keep that in mind, you'll find that there are all kinds of noodles for you to nosh on! These simple swaps are a no-brainer next time you want to have a pasta night!

 

Miracle Noodles

Miracles noodles are a great smart option for replacing a more noodle-like texture, closer to lo mein. They are super low in calories, high in fiber and perfect for Asian-style dishes. Also, their mild taste is super versatile, allowing for a wide variety of flavor combinations. Miracle noodles come in a bag of water, so when you open it, rinse them very thoroughly in a strainer. Just a warning: you may need to cut these with a scissor since the noodles tend to be very long. No need to cook these like pasta; heat them for a few minutes over a skillet with a seasoning of your choice and enjoy! Some of my favorite ways to eat these are in garlic, oil, Parmesan, and shrimp or alongside veggies with coconut aminos and toasted sesame oil.

Miracle Noodle Yaki Soba

 

Spiralized Veggie Noodles

These are noodles you can spiralize by yourself at home or buy them pre-made (fresh or frozen). They are the perfect low calorie, nutrient-dense swap of an all-time favorite food. Some foods you can find spiralized are beets, carrots, butternut squash, and zucchini. Zucchini is the most popular veggie-based noodle, and with its mild flavor, you can make this dish taste like whatever flavors you like depending on the sauce you choose. Plus, you can eat a considerable portion of these veggies compared to what a serving of pasta would be! Non-starchy vegetables like zucchini allow you to eat almost as much as you want; however, be careful of how much of the sauce you are putting on top if you are trying to manage your weight.

Get the Recipe for Chef Lori Miller's Zoodle Primavera...

 

Bean-Based Pasta

These you can find at a lot of supermarkets now, typically in their “healthy” aisle. These kinds of pasta are loaded with fiber and protein, so not only will there be a more similar texture compared to pasta than the other options, but they will also keep you very full. This is important for weight management. Bean-based kinds of pasta have a mild flavor making them good with any sauce. These are also great for vegans and vegetarians with over 20g of protein per serving. That said, be careful and try to look for brands with one only one ingredient: beans! My favorite brand is Explore Cuisine.

Mung Bean Shrimp Japchae 

 

Trader Joe's Cauliflower Gnocchi

The hype around this cauliflower gnocchi is no joke! And thankfully, the hype is real. This delicious alternative to a decadent food has a very similar taste and texture to the real thing. With 6 grams of fiber per serving, you can't go wrong with this one. Pair it with some marinara sauce, spinach, and parmesan cheese, and you have Italian night.

 

Get Heather's Recipe for Cauliflower Gnocchi Bolognese...

 

About the Author 

Heather DiBiasi, MS RDN, is a Registered Dietitian Nutritionist in New York who works with clients one-on-one and also in a clinical setting to help them achieve their health goals. She loves inspiring people to live a balanced lifestyle by providing healthy recipes and evidence-based nutrition information. Follow her website and Instagram for more nutritional tips and information!

 

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