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3-Ingredient Low-Carb Pasta Dinner

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!).

Ingredients

  • 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

Directions

  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

Calories: 100

Fat: 7g

Trans Fat: 1g

Cholesterol: 0mg

Sodium: 290mg

Carbohydrates: 7g

Fiber: 3g

Sugars: 2g

Protein: 4g