Ohhh noodles! Those heavenly carb-rich, make my day better with sauce and cheese…yep those noodles! We all know how comforting it is to sit down to a warm bowl of spaghetti but the reality is, you’re eating something low in nutritional value and something that lacks flavor. But have you heard of zoodles? The latest in noodle trends are actually vegetables. In this case, the incredible zucchini. Spiraled, sometimes sautéed, and always mixed with yummy and healthy add-ins, zucchini noodles are a great alternative to pasta when you’re looking for something lighter and healthier.
Let’s take a look at the facts first.
Each medium zucchini provides 33 calories, 6.1 grams of total carbohydrates and 2.0 grams of fiber, which works out to only 4.1 grams of net carbs. By comparison, a 2-cup serving of wheat pasta contains approximately 90 grams of carbohydrates. Yikes!
I have completely omitted pasta from my diet now and only make zoodles in my home. When I first started, I made sure to order the Veggetti to make my spiraling life easier. Not only can you use it for Zucchini, but you can also use it for carrots, potatoes and cucumbers too.
Not sure where to start?
Here are my 4 favorite Zoodle recipes:
At Camden we strive to maintain healthy life-styles. We challenge you to try Zoodles by replacing your boxed noodles. Live Camden healthy!
Are you ready for your first Zoodle experience? Crank up those stoves and get spiraling!