Looking for a Low-Carb Pasta Substitute? Here Are 7 of the Best

Switching to a low-carbohydrate diet doesn't necessarily require sacrificing flavorful Italian meals for bland alternatives. We already know that there are a ton of that use zucchini, squash, and other delicious veggies in place of the traditional flour-made staple. If, however, you don't have the time to chop and your main ingredients, fear not: There's a low-carb pasta substitute for every type of dish.

It's worth noting that many low-carb diets vary in their intake requirements. For instance, the recommends eating less than 100 grams of carbs a day, while the points out that any diet is considered low in carbs if it falls under the Dietary Guidelines for Americans' recommendation to consume 900 to 1300 calories of carbohydrates per day (or 45% to 65% of your total calories, based on a 2000 calorie diet).

In addition, not all carbs come in the form of white bread, fluffy pizza crusts, and other wheat products.  explains that beans and fruit are also sources of good carbohydrates, so keep that in mind before you decide to completely carve out carbs from your diet. With that in mind, we've rounded up some of the best pasta swaps that don't taste like cardboard—in fact, some even taste just as delicious (or better) than the real thing.

Below see seven low-carb pasta substitute brands worth trying.