By Stacy Kennedy, MPH, RD, CSO, LDN; Reboot Nutritionist
Light, fresh summery meals are perfect when the weather is hot and we are super busy and on the go. Zoodle dishes are increasingly popular as a lower calorie and carb alternative to traditional pasta. This was my first homemade zoodle recipe and it was fast, fun and delicious! I purchased an inexpensive spiralizer online for about $13, then grabbed a squash from our garden and in just a few minutes, dinner was ready!!
An entire medium zucchini only has 33 calories and 6 gm of carbs. With 2 gm of protein and fiber plus 15% of your daily needs for potassium, 12% for folate and 50% for Vitamin C, this summer veggie while watery and light in flavor is packed with good nutrition. There’s even magnesium, B vitamins and some calcium included.
Non-pasta noodle dishes can be made with zucchini or summer squash but carrots work well too. Here are some other zoodle recipes that are sure to please.
Prep Time: 10 minutes
Cook Time: 20 minutes
Total Time: 30 minutes
Trans Fat: 0g