Taking Zucchini For A Spin: Our Favorite Zoodle Recipes

Zucchini is one of our favorite vegetables because of how versatile it is. Peel it into ribbons, hollow it out to make taco shells, blend it into hummus, or spiralize it to make zucchini noodles, also known as zoodles. Zucchini noodles are the healthier, low-calorie, gluten-free alternative to pasta. While the texture isn’t the same as noodles made from semolina wheat or enriched flour, zoodles open your world to more meal possibilities, especially if you are cleansing.

 

People who begin cleansing often don’t explore the many recipes they can make with zucchini noodles. They think the menu is limited to smoothies and salads, which do comprise a good portion of the diet, but those options are not the only things you can eat. A zucchini noodle entrée could be the meal that prevents you from cheating and makes you realize that you have the will and knowledge of food to make it through to the end of your cleanse.

 

Zoodle Facts:

  • They are naturally gluten-free
  • They are rich in nutrients like vitamin C, phosphorus, zinc, iron, vitamin B6, potassium, riboflavin, and water.
  • They are affordable and easy to work with.
  • They are a great pasta alternative
  • One cup of zoodles contains 25 calories, 4.6 grams of carbs, vitamins, minerals, and antioxidants; while one cup of cooked pasta contains 221 calories and 43 grams of carbs.

 

Sauce them however you please because they easily absorb a variety of flavors. Just make sure that your seasoning is on point! If you don’t have a spiralizer, you can purchase zucchini noodles in most grocery stores because this health trend is spiraling out of control (pause for laughter). Try some of the following recipes and let us know what you think of them in the comments below. We’ve got oodles of more zoodle recipes; all you have to do is click her to explore.

 

Carrot And Zucchini Noodle Salad With An Avocado Dressing:

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Vegetable noodle salad is the new, creative approach to salads and you’ll love the dressing, especially if you’re a fan of avocados. Don’t let yourself get bored with the same salad. Put down the lettuce and get to spiralizing!

Click here to make the recipe.

 

Zucchini Pasta With A Hemp Seed Alfredo:

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Heaps of zoodles are tossed with lemon-soaked veggies and everything is coated with one of the best raw vegan Alfredo sauces ever.

Click here to make the recipe.

 

Zucchini Noodles Tossed In A Cheesy Sunflower Seed Sauce:

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You won’t want to stop eating this low-carb, dairy-free entree, even though it is extremely filling! This is great for raw and nut-free diets.

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Pumpkin Seed & Garlic Zucchini Pasta:

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Don’t think that all zucchini pastas are created equal. The garlic pumpkin seed sauce sets this zoodle dish apart from the rest.

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Zoodles With Veggies In A Raw-Mato Sauce:

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Fill up for dinner on this raw take on an iconic Italian dish. You’ll forget that you are on a raw diet when you treat yourself to this entree.

Click here to make the recipe.

 

Sources:

https://www.organicfacts.net/health-benefits/vegetable/health-benefits-of-zucchini.html

https://www.ditchthecarbs.com/what-are-zoodles/

https://www.huffpost.com/entry/zucchini-noodle-recipes_n_58f6b14be4b029063d350627

2019-07-22T12:47:28-07:00