9 Reasons You Should Familiarize Yourself With Zoodles, Stat

 In Diet and Nutrition

By Tara Fuller

9 Healthy Zucchini Noodle Recipes
9 Healthy Zucchini Noodle Recipes

We’ve all heard of noodles. The pieces of carb-rich heaven that serve as a vehicle for sauce and cheese… Yes, those noodles. Served in the form of fettuccini, linguini, spaghetti, orecchiette, and more, pasta is one of those easy, comforting dishes that pleases almost every palate.

But have you heard of zoodles? Not to be confused with doodles, the latest is noodle trends are actually vegetables. In this case, in the modest zucchini. Spiralized, soup-ed, sometimes sautéed, and always mixed with amazing and healthy add-ins, zucchini noodles are a great alternative to pasta when you’re looking for something lighter.

Though special spiralizers are the easiest way to get your zoodle on, you don’t need fancy kitchen tools to create veggies noodles. Simply use a veggie or julienne peeler or finely slice the squash, and you’re good to go.

Pistachio Kale Pesto with Zucchini Noodles and Cherries

Photo: Edible Perspective

1. Pistachio Kale Pesto With Zucchini Noodles and Cherries

Talk about a tasty way to get those greens. Made with homemade pesto, antioxidant-rich cherries, lemon zest, and raw zoodles, this simple dish brings summer flavors back to your mouth any time of year. Tip: Use dried cherries in place of fresh if the fruit isn’t in season.

2. Thai Peanut Zucchini Noodles

Instead of turning to takeout, try this simple recipe. With the best of Thai flavors (peanut butter, cashews, chili, and cashews) and a refreshing touch of basil, mint, and cilantro, you may break up with delivery for good. Though the dish is awesome as is, it also tastes great with an added protein like chicken or tofu.

3. Healthy Zucchini Pasta Carbonara

The recipe creator isn’t kidding when she says the flavor will “make your heart swoon.” Full of all the amazing ingredients that make carbonara so decadent (and delicious), the zucchini is a perfect way to lighten up the rich classic. To make it even healthier, try turkey bacon or chicken sausage in place of the pancetta.

Zucchini Noodles with Figs, Arugula, and Pancetta

Photo: Tasty Yummies

4. Zucchini Noodles With Fig, Arugula, and Pancetta

Though this recipe is relatively low-carb, it’s as filling and satisfying as a dish with actual pasta. Made with fresh figs, arugula, basil, pancetta, and pecorino Romano cheese, it’ll be hard not to demolish the entire bowl. (And it’s totally fine if you do.)

5. Zucchini Noodles With Pesto

This recipe just might be the easiest meal you’ll ever make. Though it …read more

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