homemade low carb pasta

Fancy a homemade low carb pasta? – learn this simple trick

Homemade low carb pasta

Pasta lovers may be put off from embracing the low carb lifestyle due to restrictions on the kind of carbs that are allowed. While you cannot eat flour-made pasta on the low carb diet, there are still some low carb swaps that you can adopt so as not to feel deprived.  You can still enjoy pizza, crunchy snacks, French-Fry alternatives, and of course, PASTA!  Making a low carb pasta substitute is as simple, and straightforward as cooking the real thing.

=======>This kitchen gadget is the key to a delicious homemade low carb pasta.

Spiral cut vegetables into homemade low carb pasta

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Owning a vegetable spiralizer is, in my opinion, the best and simplest way to enjoy homemade low carb pasta. These nifty gadgets have become as essential as knives and spoons, especially for people on the low carb diet.

Because spiral vegetable cutters allow you to make veggies more interesting, they help any family or individual to introduce healthier eating habits – while still enjoying their favorite meals.

For a homemade low carb pasta, a stir-fried, spiralized zucchini will suffice as a low carb pasta substitute.

Spiral vegetable cutters come in various sizes and price ranges. You can get a handheld spiral cutter or a mechanized one that you just feed vegetables into, and it proceeds to automate the job.

The veggies you choose to spiralize must be very stableZucchini and cucumber are the best candidates. Although higher in carbs, carrots are also perfect for a spiral vegetable cutter. The straighter the shape of the veggie, the better and easier it is to cut.

The vegetable of choice for a low carb pasta substitute

Zucchini is the best plant for making the low carb pasta substitute.  Once you cut the zucchini, simply steam the spirals to soften them. Do this before adding other ingredients like sauces.

Low carb pasta recipes

OK…now that you have your spiral vegetable cutter, you may need some inspiration. I’ve collected a few low carb pasta recipes to get you started. Personally, I cook my homemade low carb pasta using the same recipes I use for “regular” pasta.

My basic low carb pasta recipes follow this simple method:

 

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For 3-4 servings:

Ingredients

4 medium sized zucchini
Salt and pepper to taste
2 tins of Tuna fish
1 Onion
1 teaspoon of coconut oil

Spiral cut the zucchini and steam to soften.
Sprinkle a dash of salt and pepper to taste
Using the coconut oil, fry the onions until brown – and add the tuna fish to fry a bit
Mix the fried tuna with your steamed zucchini and serve

Mine is the most basic homemade low carb pasta and can be made more exciting by using low carb sauces.

With the discovery of the spiral vegetable cutter, skimping on my low carb lifestyle is not an option anymore.  I hope you found the recommendation and recipe suggestions useful.  If so, please do share with others who maybe be interested in a homemade low carb pasta.

homemade low carb pasta
This nifty tool gadget is just a perfect way to enjoy a homemade low carb pasta – without ingesting any of the flour fond in regular pasta! #lowcarbrecipes #lowcarbpasta


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2 comments

    1. Hey Darlene,

      You decide if you want it to be veggies only – or mix with some “real” pasta. Of course, it will depend on your diet and lifestyle goals.

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