3-Ingredient Low-Carb Pasta Dinner

Asparagus Zucchini Noodles
By: Isabel Smith, MS, RD, CDN

Noodles are an all-time favorite, but they often get a negative look because of their high carb content and likelihood to contain tons of (less-healthy in most cases) calories and fat. However, none of that is the case with noodles like these because they’re plant-based, lower in calories, carbs and the best part is that they’re loaded with nutrients. Zucchini squash is a great source of heart-healthy potassium as well as vitamins like A and C as well as some cancer-protective beta carotene. Additionally, the asparagus in the recipe is also a source of gut-healthy prebiotics that help to promote healthy bacteria that lives in our guts (important for so many things!).

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  • 1 garlic clove, chopped
  • 7-8 asparagus, chopped into 1-2” cubes
  • 4 zucchini squash cut into noodles or by using a spiralizer
  • 1 tbsp olive oil
  • sea salt and pepper, to taste


  1. Wash and prepare the produce.
  2. Using a knife or spiralizer, form the zucchini squash into noodles (either straight and thin with a knife or curly with a spiralizer)
  3. Heat a medium to large skillet over medium heat and add olive oil
  4. After 1-2 minutes heating on medium, add the garlic and allow to cook for 1-2 minutes, then add the zucchini noodles and asparagus and continue to cook for 10-15 minutes, stirring every 3-4 minutes.
  5. Add salt, pepper and herbs and continue to cook for 1-2 minutes.
  6. Remove from heat, then serve and enjoy.

Prep time: 5 minutes

Cook time: 25 minutes

Total time: 30 minutes

Servings: 2

  • Nutrition per serving:
  • Calories100
  • Fat7g
  • Saturated Fat1g
  • Cholesterol0mg
  • Sodium290mg
  • Carbohydrates7g
  • Fiber3g
  • Sugars2g
  • Protein 4g

Yields and nutritional information are estimated and will vary depending on produce size and equipment used.

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Isabel Smith, MS, RD, CDN

Isabel is a Registered Dietitian, wellness expert and fitness coach. Isabel has her own nutrition and wellness practice based in New York City, Isabel Smith Nutrition, but she works with clients and corporations both nationwide and worldwide in a variety of areas including skin health, weight loss, gastrointestinal issues and allergies, sports nutrition, general wellness and more. As a Guided Reboot coach, Isabel has helped hundreds juice their way to better health. When she isn’t helping clients achieve optimal nutrition and wellness, she can be found trying and creating new juices and making other healthy recipes, running, cooking, spinning, practicing yoga, and enjoying time with her two Yorkshire terriers. Isabel is also one of the nutritionists who runs our Guided Reboot programs.

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