Come Alive Fitness - Home
Checkmark Search: GO
Come Alive Fitness

October 28, 2015

Four Gluten-Free Noodle Options

Noodles are a staple in many of the comfort foods we crave during the colder months of the year. What's better on a cool November evening that a steaming bowl of soup, or spaghetti simmering on the stove? This year, though, consider exploring some gluten-free noodle options. Gluten is the protein found in traditional, wheat-based pasta. Many of us are sensitive to high doses of it. Even if you aren't, it's always beneficial to try new foods and add variety to your diet! Here are some novel noodles to add to your repertoire:

 

Soba Noodles

 

Soba is a Japanese noodle with unique health properties. The main ingredient in soba is buckwheat. The name 'buckwheat' brings grains to mind, but it's actually a fruit seed from the same family as rhubarb - soba noodles are gluten-free. This noodle offers high-energy fuel, among other benefits. Look for it in the foreign foods aisle at your supermarket, or check a grocer that specializes in Asian ingredients.

 

Spaghetti Squash Noodles

 

Spaghetti Squash are packed with essential fatty acids and antioxidents, including some linked to healthy vision and eyes. They're also fun to cook! Cut the squash in half lengthwise, remove the seeds, and bake or steam it until tender. Remove it from the heat (protect your hands!) and use a fork to seperate the fibers into 'noodles'. These strands have a mildly sweet taste and are strong enough to substitute for noodles in any recipe. They're also delicious on their own with olive oil, salt, and herbs. 

 

Sweet Potato Noodles

 

It may have 'sweet' in its name, but the Sweet Potato is one of the most nutritious vegetables out there. In fact, it's considered a low-glycemic index food because it helps stabilize blood sugar levels. Sweet Potatoes are in season in November and December, so right now their concentration of nutrients and flavour is at its peak! But how do you enjoy one as a noodle subsitute? A vegetable peeler or Spiralizer will achieve the desired shape, and then your 'noodles' can be steamed, sauteed, or enjoyed raw.

 

Zucchini Noodles

 

Zucchini noodles are a refreshing additional to any noodle-based meal. A zucchini's many nutrients are soothing to the intestinal tract and easy to digest. It's a prime candidate for the Spiralizer, or it can be cut into long, flat pieces to substitute for the noodle layers in your favourite lasagna recipe. The zucchini is neutral enough to carry a variety of flavours (like rich pesto or garlicky tomato sauce).

 

**If you don't like raw zucchini noodles, you can achieve a 'cooked noodle' consistency by lightly salting the zucchini noodles and letting them sit for 30 minutes. This will draw out excess water. Rinse with water to remove the salt and blot with a cloth or paper towel.**

 

 

(Adapted from Chopra.com.)

 

 


Posted by:
Claire Casher at 7:46 AM
Subscribe to this Blog Like on Facebook Tweet this! Share on Google+ Share on LinkedIn
view all comments (0)

Contributors

Name: Annika Beech
Posts: 126
Last Post: December 3, 2017

Name: Claire Casher
Posts: 11
Last Post: October 28, 2015

Name: Nicolette Whitney
Posts: 1
Last Post: July 1, 2013


Archive

Current
    Show Latest Posts
2017
  December
    Christmas Newsletter 2 ...
  November
    Yoga Sculpt is a hit!
    November Newsletter!
  October
    Spinclasses start Nov ...
    Sunday Bootcamp is bac ...
    October Newsletter..Su ...
  September
    September 2017 Newslet ...
  July
    New Trainer - Jen Syma ...
  June
    Happy Canada Day!
    Just Breathe - new loc ...
    June Newsletter 2017
  May
    May Newsletter!
  April
    April 2017 Newsletter!
  March
    Live Music Yoga March ...
    March Newsletter: 4th ...
  February
    February 2017 Newslett ...
  January
    Mountain Mania with Ka ...
    January 2017 Newslette ...
2016
  December
    Candlelight Yoga!
    Christmas 2016 Newslet ...
  November
    November Newsletter
  October
    Spinclasses are back!
    Sunday Bootcamp is bac ...
    October Newsletter
    New Mond Yoga class!
    New Wed Bootcamp class ...
  September
    September 2016 Newslet ...
  August
    New trainer..welcome C ...
    New Bootcamp for Sept!
  June
    Summer Yoga Tue & Thur ...
    Summer promo - 2 days ...
    June Newsletter..Oatme ...
  May
    Live Music Yoga was a ...
    May Newsletter!
  April
    Heathly Granola Recipe ...
    Live Music Yoga event!
    Quinoa Spring Salad re ...
    April Newsletter!
  March
    New Bootcamp Tuesday's ...
    Spring Spinclass sched ...
    Ride Don't Hide Launch
    Exciting partnership w ...
    Yummy Avocado Salad Re ...
    March Newsletter!
  February
    February Newsletter!
  January
    Our Winter class sched ...
2015
  December
    Fun pics from 2015!
  November
    Christmas Party Dec 4t ...
  October
    Triathlon Spin class t ...
    Four Gluten-Free Noodl ...
    Fall Spin classes comi ...
    Transitioning into fal ...
    Swap These Phrases Out ...
    Thanksgiving Promo thi ...
    New Functional Strengt ...
  September
    Live Music Yoga event!
    Tips for a Restful Sle ...
  August
    How to Turn Your Run i ...
    Three Ways to Eat Avoc ...
  July
    Is Your Diet Dehydrati ...
    Low-Glycemic Breakfast ...
  June
    Summer Promo 2 Days on ...
    Father's Day - Come Al ...
    Volunteer at TriGator ...
  May
    Start Your Morning Wit ...
    Mother's Day gift idea ...
  April
    Live Music Yoga Evenin ...
  March
    Spring Core Challenge!
    Green Smoothies for mo ...
  February
    February Workshop!
  January
    Partnering with Ride t ...
    2015 Mountain Mania Pr ...
2014
  November
    12 Days of Christmas S ...
    Free Fit Friday Nov 28 ...
    Live Music Yoga...what ...
    Calling all skiers!
    Free Friday Bootcamp N ...
  October
    Octoberfest Bootcamp & ...
    New Early morning Boot ...
  September
    The Record Reader Awar ...
    The Grand Ride was a h ...
    Are you Ready to make ...
  August
    Tasty Treat Recipe!!
    August is Time to Get ...
  July
    What's your Summer Fit ...
  June
    Thank you and Farewell ...
    Book Massage online!
    Yoga Tune Up class Sat ...
    Father's Day gift idea ...
    Help us support The Em ...
  May
    25% off Massage!
    New classes to get You ...
    Mother's Day gift idea ...
  April
    21-Day online Cleanse ...
    Easter Classes!
    Green smoothie recipes ...
    Pics from Anniversary ...
  March
    Anniversary Bootcamp . ...
    Anniversary Celebratio ...
    The March CORE Challen ...
  February
    HYDRATE - TOP WATER-RI ...
    Kool-FM's Angie Hill i ...
    Spin 12 was a huge suc ...
    Olympian Michael Lambe ...
    NEW TIME FOR SATURDAY ...
    Jenna's tips to Beat t ...
    Spin12 Sat Feb 8th!
  January
    Angie Hill training at ...
    Jenna's Salsa Crockpot ...
    Warm Hearts of Africa ...
    Finding Balance..tips ...
    Come Alive Fitness in ...
2013
  December
    Christmas Greetings!
    Karrie's back..Bootcam ...
    Top Holiday Workout! b ...
  November
    Christmas Party Friday ...
    Partner Yoga Nov 29th ...
    Donation to the Philip ...
    Kelly's blog for Cycli ...
    Looking for Karma peop ...
    Free YOGA Challenge in ...
    Welcome KELLY ELLIS!
  October
    Saturday Yoga Flow..
    Thur 12noon Pilates/Yo ...
    Wed Spin & Yoga starts ...
    Octoberfest Fundraiser ...
    Octoberfest Bootcamp & ...
  August
    Fall class schedule - ...
    Use Yoga to fight stre ...
  July
    Energy Bars
  June
    Yoga Yoga YOGA!
    Saturday Yoga is Here! ...
  May
    Bootcamp Workout
    Free Demo Class
    First Month Special
    Check us out!!
    Meet Jenna
  April
    Goddess Meditation

© Copyright 2017 Come Alive Fitness. All Rights Reserved. Web Design and Content Management by REM Web Solutions.
Home About Us Services Class Schedule Gallery Pricing Contact Us