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Hungryroot: The Healthy Answer to Your Carb Addiction

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They say perception is reality and if you can convince yourself of that you might just be able to swap your pasta craving with a veggie one thanks to Hungryroot. The recently-launched brand offers up a variety of farm fresh, 7-minute meals designed by Bravo Top Chef Masters’ Franklin Becker (read: they’re pretty high-brow as far as pre-packaged meals go). The kicker is that the all-natural dishes all have spiralized vegetables as their base – think zucchini or beet or carrot or turnip noodles. All you have to do is sauté the faux pasta with a bit of olive oil and the pre-cooked ingredients that come with each package (think sweet potato noodles with creamy cashew alfredo or rutabaga noodles with roasted mushroom pistou). The downside is that a bowl of vegetables is a lot less filling than a bowl of pasta so you might have to throw a piece of lean protein into the mix, but hey, that will all be well worth it tomorrow when you can cut your treadmill time in half…

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