It’s been a while, I hope that everyone is staying healthy!
One of the big changes our family made when when attempting to heal my son’s mouthful of cavities was the elimination of refined grains (we recently started sprouting….more on that in future posts). So no more commercial/organic flour or even pastas. It was one of the toughest diet changes we made, but one that we found made the most difference in healing his cavities.
Giving up something you eat regularly isn’t easy and so I was on a mission to try and find tasty alternatives to my love of pasta. It’s amazing what you can find on the internet….all you have to do is search. When it came to substituting pasta I found many recipes online that used various vegetables and then sliced/cut them to look like pasta. When you think about it, actual pasta doesn’t have much flavor, it’s the marinara, white sauce, etc. that you add to it that gives your meal the tastes we all have come to love. So even if you’re not interested in eliminating refined grains, you can actually add more flavor to your meal and make it healthier by using for example cucumbers (pictured) for your next pasta salad or zucchini with your favorite marinara. In order to make the pasta look like “spaghetti,” I purchased a spiral slicer, however investing in a slicer is not necessary. You can use a peeler to slice off ribbons that work just as well.
Another dish that is a family favorite is potatoes. Again, I slice using a spiral slicer to get the spaghetti look (hmmm, maybe I should try to see if I can get the company to do a giveaway for one of my lucky fans!). After slicing I cook the potatoes and add my favorite sauce. Simple. Delicious.
With the number of veggies out there the possibilities are endless. If you try out any other veggies be sure to let us know.
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Hoda Elkassem, RPh, BSc Pharmacy, BSc Allied Health Sciences