6 Healthy “Noodle” Bowl Recipes for Carb-Counters

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Winter, with its low temps and dark days, fall has a way of making us reach for comfort foods that are often loaded with fat, sugar and calories. So, it’s good to have some healthy and hearty recipes on standby to keep you from cozying up to the wrong kind of food.

Look no further than these healthy noodle recipes. They are the perfect remedy for the winter blues and can be whipped up into many tasty variations. With the comfort and essential nutrients served up by enticing combinations of veggies, noodle bowls can be both satisfying and nourishing.

Here are some of our favorite healthy noodle bowl recipes to fill your belly and soul on cold winter days:

1. Ginger Soy Noodle Bowl

Healthy Noodle Recipes Ginger Soy Noodle Bowl

Get cozy on a cold day with this soothing, slightly spicy and fragrant Asian-inspired noodle bowl. Not only is this dish brimming with fiber and nutrition thanks to the addition of vibrant veggies, it also serves up vitamin C, magnesium and potassium from the ginger. All of these nutrients work to stave off winter colds and to keep your metabolism working at high performance.

2. Shrimp Scampi with Zucchini Pasta

Healthy Noodle Recipes Shrimp Scampi with Zucchini Pasta

Swap out traditional, carb-heavy pasta for zucchini noodles and whole wheat spaghetti for a healthier and heartier version of the classic. This easy make-at-home recipe has all the flavor and plump, delicious shrimp of your favorite scampi dish, without all the fat and calories. Bonus: Minimal prep needed!

3. Southwest Spaghetti Bowl

Southwest Spaghetti Squash Bowl

This recipe is a breeze to whip up in the kitchen and keeps you satisfied with its filling “noodle” base of spaghetti squash. Comfort food to the max, this spaghetti squash noodle bowl is packed with chicken, beans and vegetables for a dinner that’s low in fat and carbs, but high in vitamins, minerals and protein.

4. Zucchini Noodles with Roasted Vegetables and Pesto

Healthy Noodle Recipes Zucchini Noodles Roasted Vegetables Pesto

Stir zucchini noodles and flavorful veggies into a creamy and savory pesto sauce to get the classic Italian taste without the added carbs of conventional pasta. For a simple, quick dinner, multitask by baking the cherry tomatoes, artichokes and peppers while you’re prepping the pesto and cooking the zucchini.

5. Sweet Potato Noodles with Creamy Almond Butter Sauce

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Delicious, satiating and smooth beyond belief, this Sweet Potato Noodle Bowl with Creamy Almond Butter Sauce is so delightful you won’t mind eating healthy. Shrimp keeps this dish light, while the almond butter ensures you are still getting that wonderfully satisfying fat. Sweet potatoes up the nutrition of this meal and fill you up with complex carbs.

6. Asian Salmon Bowl with Cauliflower Rice

Asian Salmon Bowl

A delicious meld of flavors, and packed with satisfying texture, this mouthwatering meal is so tasty, you won’t even notice that you’re cutting carbs by subbing cauliflower rice for the traditional go-to grain.