7 Healthy Substitutions for White Pasta

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Pasta is one delicious comfort food. There’s nothing like a big bowl of macaroni and cheese or a hearty plate of spaghetti and meatballs, but for those who are trying to eat healthy, pasta can be a major downfall. White pasta is filled with refined carbohydrates, which means you’re essentially eating empty calories that convert into sugar.

While there’s no need to cut out carbohydrates completely — as they are an essential part of a balanced diet — it’s best to eat whole grains or carbs that come from vegetables or legumes. White carbs are stripped of their natural fibers, causing you to feel hungry more quickly and creating a spike in blood sugar.

You may have already switched to whole wheat pasta, but there are plenty of other options when it comes to white pasta substitutes. Whether you are gluten-free or just looking for a healthier way to enjoy your noodles, we’ve rounded up the tastiest and healthiest replacements for white pasta.

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