Eating processed, white-carb heavy pasta may not fit into your dietary lifestyle very well. But, who doesn't get a hankering for an Italian dish? I'm not one to spend the money on processed, wheat-free pastas, and although the following alternatives may be just as expensive in some cases, they're healthier.
Quinoa - just make sure you soak it in water and whey, lemon juice, or vinegar.
Buckwheat (not the flour, of course, the whole buckwheat)
A vegetable variety, stir fried or steamed
Do you have any other pasta substitute ideas?
Do you make your own pasta?