Love pasta, but trying to eat lean or limit your sugar and carbs? Need more veggies in your life? Then it just might be time for you to try making veggie noodles! Veggie noodles (or Voodles, as we’ve heard them called) are a great way to increase the nutritional content of your pasta dishes, while reducing calories and glycemic load. You can use them with your favorite pasta sauces and salad dressings, and if you want to try new flavors, a quick Google search will reveal all kinds of creative and tasty recipes that call for veggie noodles.
All you’ll need to make voodles is a veggie spiralizer. (We’ve tried this Oxo’s Good Grips spiralizer and it works wonderfully, but there are all kinds of options out there, some of which are covered in the infographics below.)
Check out these infographics to get the 411 on veggie noodles. Then try your hand at a few of the recipes included below! And here’s a special shout-out to Fix.com, who created these infographics for Food & Wine Magazine and kindly let us share them with our readers.
Recipes to Try
Need ideas? Here are some veggie noodle recipes to get you started! Bon appetit!
Lightened Up Chicken Alfredo with Zucchini Noodles – Parsnips & Pastries
Shrimp Scampi Zoodles for Two – Skinnytaste
Sweet Potato Carbonara with Spinach & Mushrooms – Eating Well
Southwestern Sweet Potato Noodles – Food Network
Baked Lemon Salmon with Broccoli Noodles – Inspiralized
Spiralized Lemon Garlic Broccoli with Bacon – Food Republic
Asian Cucumber Noodle Salad – Two Peas & Their Pod
Cucumber Noodles with Peanut Sauce – Two Peas & Their Pod
Parsnip Spaghetti Al Amatriciana – Inspiralized
Broccoli and Sausage Parsnip Pasta – Skinnytaste
Turnip Pesto Pasta with Artichoke Hearts – The Roasted Root
BBQ Pork Turnip Noodle “Ramen” – Inspiralized
Honey Garlic Chicken Carrot Noodle Bowls – No Spoon Necessary
Stir-Fried Carrot Noodles with Chicken – The Woks of Life
Beet Noodle & Goat Cheese Salad – My Life Cookbook
Beet Noodles with Parsley Pesto & Parmesan – Martha Stewart
Disclaimer: This article is not intended to replace medical advice. If you have questions or concerns about your dietary needs, we encourage you to contact a nutrition professional.