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Meatless Monday: Zucchini Noodles

Meatless Monday: Zucchini Noodles

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Prep Time: 15 minutes

Cook Time: 5 minutes

Total Time: 20 minutes

Yield: 4

Serving Size: 1 zucchini



Just when I think you can’t get much better than spaghetti squash, Zucchini Noodles come and blow me away. They might be the most amazing invention since sliced bread (Ezekiel bread that is). All you need is a spiralizer, a few zucchinis, and a topping of your choice. I enjoyed them this weekend with homemade tomato sauce and a small serving of organic chicken breast. I really didn’t eat the chicken though because I was so full and satisfied from the heaping portion of zucchini.

This meal is a win win. The taste is, personally, just as satisfying as an indulgent Italian pasta dinner, and the nutritional benefits are vast. It’s loaded with vitamin C, folate, potassium, vitamin A, lutein, and zucchinis contain a high water content making them super low in calories. There are only about 45 calories in one zucchini which will give you one serving of your Zucchini Noodles. Now that is something to celebrate!

My favorite toppings for Zucchini Noodles are:
Home Tomato Sauce
Avocado Cream Sauce
Cashew Cream Sauce

You can get as creative as you would like. In fact, any recipe that calls for pasta noodles can be made with Zucchini Noodles.

Ingredients:
4 zucchinis
2 Tbsp. olive oil
Kitchen Tool: Spiralizer

Directions:
1.) Wash the zucchinis well.

2.) Slice the zucchinis in half and assemble one half at a time on spiralizer.

3.) Push through and allow noodles to fall into a bowl.

4.) Cut the noodles into sizes that you prefer (optional — but be aware that some can get very long!)

5.) Warm in a large pan over medium-low with olive oil until soft – about 5-10 minutes. (You can also use a microwave but I prefer the stove). You don’t have to heat them but they will soften after heated.

6.) If needed, drain the noodles before adding your desired toppings.

Jamie Schneider

Jamie Schneider

Jamie is the Editorial Content Manager at Reboot Your Life. As a Certified Holistic Health Coach, she is passionate about a healthy lifestyle and encouraging others to live happy and healthy by consuming more fruits and vegetables. She was one of the first members to join the Reboot community and has been juicing ever since. Jamie uses her juicer and blender everyday and loves experimenting with new recipes, especially guilt-free sweets to fulfill her sweet tooth. Follow her on twitter @JamiesHealthTip and www.getyourglow.com.

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