We are celebrating one of our favorite food holidays - National Noodle Day! In honor of this delicious occasion, we're putting a healthy spin on it by highlighting some popular and trendy types of noodles that are keto-friendly.
For those who are following a ketogenic diet, we know finding low-carb, high-fat options can be challenging, especially when it comes to pasta. But don't worry! The world of noodles has evolved, and there are plenty of great alternatives that will let you enjoy your favorite dishes while sticking to your diet.
One of the most popular keto-friendly noodles is Shirataki noodles. These noodles are made from the konjac yam and contain virtually no calories and carbs.
Shirataki noodles have a neutral taste, which makes them a versatile ingredient in your kitchen. They're excellent at absorbing flavors from the sauces or broths they're cooked with, so you can easily customize their taste to match your dish.
Spaghetti Squash Noodles
When cooked, the flesh of this squash separates into long strands that resemble spaghetti. It's a natural, plant-based option that's packed with vitamins and minerals.
Spaghetti squash noodles offer a slightly sweet, mild flavor. Their taste is quite distinct from traditional pasta but is delicious in its own right. They pair well with robust sauces, which complement their natural sweetness.
Kohlrabi is a type of cabbage that can be spiralized into a noodle shape. It's a great source of fiber and vitamin C and has a mild flavor that works well in a variety of dishes.
Kohlrabi noodles have a mild, slightly sweet taste reminiscent of broccoli stems or cabbage. They're crunchy when raw and become softer and sweeter when cooked.
Almond Flour Noodles
Made with almond flour, these noodles are high in protein and healthy fats.
Almond flour noodles have a nutty flavor due to the almond flour, which gives them a unique taste profile compared to other noodle alternatives. They pair exceptionally well with creamy or cheesy sauces.
Embrace the Adventure of New Flavors
While these noodles may not mimic the exact taste of traditional wheat-based pasta, they each bring their unique flavors and textures to the table, making them an exciting and delicious part of your ketogenic journey. Don't forget add to Hungry Squirrel sauces and dressings to your meals! So, here's to exploring, savoring, and celebrating the diversity of noodles this National Noodle Day. You've got this!