3 Gluten-Free Pasta Alternatives By Fabletics

BY The Blog Team

There is no arguing that pasta is the ultimate comfort food, but filling up on empty carbs certainly isn’t great for fitting into our new outfits. Making a simple swap to veggie noodles not only cuts down on calories, but also creates a nutrient-packed meal that leaves you satiated and guilt-free. Using a spiral slicer and a food processor, you will be making pasta-like strands of vegetables, such as courgettes, sweet potato and carrots, and homemade sauces that are sure to satisfy that comfort food craving. Here are 3 different recipes to help get you started.

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Courgette Noodles with Creamy Avocado Pesto

Courgette PastaIngredients:

• 1 large courgette or 2 small ones
• 125 g pine nuts
• ½ lemon
• about 10 basil leaves
• 45 g Parmesan cheese
• 120 ml olive oil
• 1 medium sized avocado
• 1 clove of garlic
• Salt to taste

Instructions:

Using the spiral slicer, spiral the courgette into pasta-like noodles and set aside. Combine the rest of the ingredients in a food processor to make your creamy pesto. Heat your noodles in a saucepan on low to medium heat with olive oil and a touch of salt. Add your pesto to the noodles and stir well for 5-8 minutes. Try not to over cook the noodles, as they will become mushy. Top with fresh basil and Parmesan. Enjoy!

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Squashetti (Spaghetti Squash)

Spaghetti and SquashIngredients:

• 1 spaghetti squash
• 500 ml marinara sauce
• 30 g shredded mozzarella (optional)
• Fresh basil leaves
• Salt, pepper, garlic powder to taste

Instructions:

Wash and cut spaghetti squash lengthwise; remove seeds and string. Season with salt, pepper, and garlic powder to taste. Place on a baking sheet face down in the oven for 35 minutes at 180 degrees. Cool and use a fork to scrape flesh from top to bottom into strands of “spaghetti”. Add pasta sauce, cheese, and basil. Bon Appetit!

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Style Cucumbers with Healthy Peanut Sauce

Cucumber spiralsIngredients:

• 1 large cucumber
• 180 g creamy peanut butter
• 120 ml full fat coconut milk
• 3 tablespoons water
• 3 tablespoons fresh lime juice
• 3 tablespoons soy sauce
• 1 tablespoon of minced ginger root
• 2 cloves of garlic, minced
• 1 tsp sea salt

Instructions:

Using a spiral slicer, spiral the cucumber into noodles. On low heat, sauté the cucumbers with salt for 5 minutes. Meanwhile, in a food processor, combine the rest of the ingredients to make your sauce and blend until smooth. Add the sauce to the cucumbers; turn up the heat to medium and sauté for about 3-5 minutes. Optional: top with fresh cilantro or green onion. Enjoy!

-Jillian Shagrin, Guest Contributor

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