For the past year, I’ve been making a conscious effort to eat healthier. Not that I ever ate poorly, per say, but there was definitely room for improvement. On my mission to incorporate more vegetables into my diet and cut out “empty” calories, I came across one of the trendiest health foods: veggie noodles (or “zoodles,” if you will).
I’ve come to truly adore this alternative to traditional pasta (despite my Italian roots) and now use them quite often for quick week-night meals or bring-to-work lunches. This is how easy they are to make:
- Sauté the noodles in a pan for 5 minutes
- Add your favorite sauce
- Top with additional vegetables or protein, if desired
My favorite variation has been finishing the noodles with pesto and topping with lean protein, such as chicken.
You can also enjoy shopping for these noodles in a variety of vegetables (which equates to lots of color!) and can find them made from zucchini, sweet potatoes or, as pictured above, beets!
Whether you’re a health-nut or not, I encourage you to give zoodles a try. I think you may be pleasantly surprised!