Posted by MRC Kitchen on November 1, 2014
Craving noodles? Create your own healthy version with zucchini! We love the Veggetti Spiral Vegetable Slicer/Cutter (we found ours at Target). Toss them in a marinara sauce, garlic and olive oil, a skinny cheese sauce, or anything else you would normally use with traditional pasta.
Zucchini is extremely versatile: enjoy it cooked or raw, diced or noodled - no matter how you consume it, it's tasty, low in calories and easy to prepare. With only 19 calories in one entire cup of sliced zucchini, it has about 50% less calories that other green vegetables like broccoli. And it has a fraction of the calories of pasta! This clever pasta swap helps keep your blood sugar balanced, boosts your nutrient intake, and is a smart choice for anyone watching their weight.
1. Cut off both ends of 8 oz. of zucchini.
2. Use Veggetti Vegtable Slicer to spiralize into noodles.
3. Toss in 1 tsp. olive oil & cook 3-5 minutes over a medium saucepan.
4. Season with your favorite Mrs.Dash and cook 1-2 more minutes until noodles reach desired firmness. Enjoy!
Makes one serving | Replaces: 8 oz. vegetables