Have you ever looked at the portion sizes for spaghetti. I promise you it’s not what you think it is…well, maybe it is..but it’s not what I thought it is. I’m the girl who loves to sit down to a plate full of spaghetti. I’m talking lots and lots and lots of noodles covered in a delicious meat sauce. Then covered in cheese, topped with Kraft Parmesan cheese. Spaghetti isn’t just a meal for me…it’s an event!
So when I learned what an actual portion of spaghetti was…I may have sobbed. I love my food, but I want to be healthy! I just couldn’t go on living life ignoring the reality that overloading on the pasta was ok. So instead I set out on a mission to find out what I could do to ramp up my most favorite dinner of all. And I think I’ve found the answer.
It grows in abundance where I live, and most often this time of year you can’t give it away…everyone had it growing in their garden and are trying to get it used up! FYI, zucchini relish is delicious as well. Actually, just about all if the zucchini recipes I’ve ever tried has been delicious. What’s even better… it’s good for you. VERY low in calories so you can essentially add as many zucchini noodles to your single portion of regular noodles as you want to boost up your plate.
So…here is how I make Zucchini noodles…or Zoodles.
First of all grab yourself a bunch of zucchinis. This is actully a great time to use those really big ones from the garden. Get yourself a tool that looks like this:
I’m going to be honest with you…I have no idea what this particular attachment to my grater is called. (If you know, please let me know in a comment!)
Then, you want to grate your zucchini lenthwise in long motions…this is what creates the zoodles.
You’ll want to stop when you reach the seeds. They’re not useful for this particular recipe.
WASTE NOT WANT NOT! – Throw those seed/cores into a freezer bag and keep them in the freezer for the next time you make homemade soup!
Cook your spaghetti as per the package directions…cook the zucchini noodles separately, I just put them in a large frying pan with a bit of salted water and cooked them for about 6 minutes until they were tender.
Mix the zucchini noodles with your pasta noodles and plate them!
Then top your noodle mixture with your favorite pasta sauce and protien! So yummy, and really good for you!
So, here is my quesiton for you… What kind of sauce would you top your noodle/zoodle mixture with?