The 100% Vegetable Noodle
When spaghetti night is your favorite family night and you want to eat a little healthier, try ZOODLES!
Zoodles are 100% vegetable noodles made out of zucchini.
No need to read lables and worry about the noodles being gluten free or not.
Zoodles are just zucchini noodles.
Zoodles are super easy to make, you can quickly saute your zoodles in about 5 minutes in ghee, garlic and salt or however you would like.
But, it’s not always easy to get your kids to eat zoodles.
Kids love Zoodles
When I first introduced my kids to zoodles, I mixed some into their favorite gluten free spaghetti with marinara sauce and meatballs.
Then I stopped adding the gluten free spaghetti and they adjusted to liking that.
Because zoodles are so healthy for you, I’m always looking for NEW and delicious ways to cook them so that that the kids will eat them.
Zucchini Zoodles are SO HEALTHY because zucchini lowers cholesterol, keeps tissue strong, increases immunity and is a powerful antioxidant because of its fiber, Vitamin C and Vitamin A.
Apart from being made into a delicious and savory dish, zucchini is beneficial for your health in a variety of ways, thanks to the vitamins and minerals contained in even a small serving of this vegetable. – 15 Amazing Benefits Of Zucchini For Skin Hair And Health
The Must Have Kitchen Gadget You WILL Use
To make your own zoodles, you just need an inexpensive spirilizer like this one in my picture above.
This is the spirilizer that is safe enough for your kids to help you use and have fun doing it.
It’s like a playdough spaghetti press that they are used to using, but they will just need a little supervision because there are blades they need to keep their fingers away from.
If you are going to be doing the spirilizing yourself and you just don’t have room for one more kitchen gadget, I do recommend this hand-held spirilizer , but please be careful not to spirilize your fingers.
I warn you just because I have come close!
The sundried tomatoes in this recipe give this dish full flavor so that you won’t even miss the high carb noodles.
Drying brings out the natural sweetness in tomatoes, and sun-dried tomatoes lend robust flavor to a variety of dishes. In addition to their aesthetic benefits, sun-dried tomatoes serve as an excellent source of several nutrients, and they offer a range of health.
OODLES of VEGGIES
The spinach in this recipe adds, even MORE, greens to an all green noodle dish.
You can never have too many veggies, especially when the dish is so good that your kids don’t even notice they are eating so many veggies.
Unlike carb loaded spaghetti, this noodle recipe is a well-balanced meal that is high in protein with clean and lean chicken breast.
The more zoodles the better!
If you have a big enough saute pan (I used my favorite All-Clad stainless steel paella pan pictured above) you can double the number of zoodles in this recipe.
I used 4 cups of zoodles instead of just 2.
You only see 2 cups of zoodles in this picture above, but I did squish and fit 4 cups and it was SO GOOD and I had SO MANY leftovers!
Left-Over Zoodles Made Fresh
When you have oodles of zoodles left over, pack them for lunch!
I just put some of this Sundried Tomato And Chicken Skillet zoodles on fresh spinach because I already bought organic spinach (Costco Size) for this recipe and only used 4 cups.
Left-overs on a bed of fresh green gives you and SUPER EASY and brand new meal!
This is a great time saving and money saving tip that works with practically all of our Healthy Family Meal Plan system recipes.
You don’t have to worry about reheating your zoodles because they are now part of a fresh and cool salad.
I thought this Sundried Tomato and Chicken Skillet zoodle recipe had enough left over sauce to act as a dressing for the salad.
But, if you think you need more dressing, I recommend using Primal Kitchen Greek Salad Dressing.
Remember to pack and store your food in chemical-free containers.
Yes, the toxins in plastic containers do leach into your food.
And most of these plastic toxins have been linked to disease like cancer.
Get ready to twirl those zoodles on your fork, and watch your family eat more veggies while having FUN!
Are you ready to have your family eating Oodles of Zoodles?
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