Let’s face it, everyone loves a stacked plate of spaghetti and meatballs or a couple of thick slices of lasagna once in awhile. As harsh as they may seem to your midsection, carbs can only do some serious damage if you’re not eating good ones, or consuming them during the right time of day. The truth is, carbs are not entirely kryptonite and don’t have to be avoided at all cost.

Let’s get back to pasta. Here, we’ve compiled a few white pasta alternatives that obviously still contain carbs—but less of them—and other nutritional value.