Body Politic: Only People Are People Public Profile Edit Profile Sign Out >Are veggie substitutes for carbs the worst? Updated December 16, 2018 at 8:01 AM; Posted December 16, 2018 at 8:00 AM By The Tylt Zucchini noodles. Cauliflower pizza crust. Broccoli rice. Is this a trick, or is this the future? Some people love these new-age carb substitutes, saying they allow healthy eaters to still enjoy their favorite meals and flavors. But most people say that the veggie-subs are just not the same; pasta isn't pasta if it's made out of squash. What do you think? PERSPECTIVES As the world becomes more health-conscious, more people are opting for veggies instead of bread. But when you're addicted to pizza or can't live without rice, sacrificing your favorite meals is a high price to pay for cutting calories. Thankfully, you now have some healthy alternatives in the form of vegetable-based ingredients. Greatist's Rebecca Rirkser outlines some of these creative and mouth-watering recipes. Parsnip fries, radish chips, and sesame-ginger carrot noodle stir-fry are just some of the highlights. 14 Brilliant Ideas for Replacing Carb-Heavy Foods With (Just as Tasty) Vegetables For many, no matter how hard they try, vegetables will never taste like the real thing. Replacing a burger bun with mushrooms is a crime-pizza crust made from cauliflower, an abomination. Welcome to your 30's. A cauliflower substitute has replaced all the carbs you love and the only joy you get is watching shows about murder. -- dizzle_saint_james (@Ummhowaboutno_) January 16, 2018 It's all about treating your body right. Carbs aren't the enemy; you just have to monitor your intake of them. If you want Subway for lunch and pizza for dinner-do it! But if you can replace some of those starchy carbs with vegetable alternatives, why not? As Emily Lunardo points out for Bel Marra Health: ...our bodies need carbs, but the good ones-like whole grains-not processed white bread and pastas. The problem is, we are so used to eating junk that we think it's all or nothing-remove carbohydrates or stay heavy forever! But aside from the fact that we eat the wrong types of carbs, we also eat too many of them. So instead of eliminating carbohydrates completely, I am offering you a solution: Start picking the good carbohydrates and swap the bad ones out with vegetables. Take advantage of the many nutrients in vegetables and enjoy your pizza. When all else fails, reduce your intake of starchy carbs, & replace with fibrous carbs like fruits and vegetables with high fiber -- Denny Santoso (@DennySantoso) January 3, 2012 Knowing exactly which carbs to eliminate from your diet is exactly why there is no reason to replace them with vegetables. Opt for brown rice instead of fried. Go for sweet potato fries instead of french fries (y'know they taste better anyway!). Simple, daily decisions like these can make a huge difference in your overall health. Good Carbs, Bad Carbs -- How to Make the Right Choices The Tylt is focused on debates and conversations around news, current events and pop culture. We provide our community with the opportunity to share their opinions and vote on topics that matter most to them. We actively engage the community and present meaningful data on the debates and conversations as they progress. The Tylt is a place where your opinion counts, literally. The Tylt is an Advance Local Media, LLC property. Join us on Twitter >@TheTylt, on Instagram @TheTylt or on >Facebook, we'd love to hear what you have to say.