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Can’t do pasta? Think again! Easy homemade zucchini noodles

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Easy homemade zucchini noodles
Editor’s note: Jennifer of Predominantly Paleo is back again, this time with a basic recipe to get your kids (and you!) to eat more vegetables! Who doesn’t need more veggies right? If you’ve been following along on Facebook, or through my email newsletter, you’ll know that I recently purchased a spiralizer after seeing all the cool food blogger kids making delicious creations with theirs. Now if you don’t have a spiralizer, you can still make zucchini noodles with a julienne peeler (for skinny strips), a regular vegetable peeler (for wider fettuccine-like strips), or a box grater with shredded zucchini.

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“I despise noodles”, said nobody ever. From toddlers to teens to retirement homes, people love pasta. Some love it with marinara, some love it with butter, some love it plain. Anyway you boil it, noodles are a favorite. Now what happens when pasta begins to make you sick? Game. Over. There is just no replacement for those little loves — or is there?

Spiralizing vegetables has become a rather popular way of taking away overprocessed nutrient-void junk and replacing it with highly nourishing, vitamin-packed goodness. Think its too time consuming to make your own “noodles”? Think again – these can be made in mere minutes and will leave your body feeling the love you are feeding it.

Nothing to it! these “noodles” can be ready in 5 minutes, maybe less if you have super human spiralizing powers. Want to use your powers for good, instead of evil? Check these recipes out too.


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Easy zucchini noodles

Ingredients

  • 1-2 large zucchini squash
  • 2 tbsp olive oil
  • Finely chopped garlic to taste (1-2 cloves)
  • sea salt to taste

Instructions

  1. Spiralize zucchini, according to the directions of your spiralizer.
  2. In a saucepan, preheat olive oil on medium heat.
  3. Place “noodles” into heated olive oil and season.
  4. Continue to toss until heated through.
  5. Serve as a side, or top with your favorite pasta sauce and serve as a veggie-rich pasta dish!
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Jennifer is a wife and mother of 3 in pursuit of better health for her family. After being gluten free for 4 years, and having a multitude of chronic health issues, she realized there was still too much processed “food” in her pantry and change was needed. Jennifer began feeding her family more meals from WHOLE foods and less from boxes. Her recipes are predominantly paleo, meaning they are free of grain, gluten, dairy, and refined sugar, but make allowances for a few treats and sweets. She believes food can be medicine when used appropriately and that a few changes now can equate to huge benefits later. Healthy food does not need to be flavorless and void of personality, which she aims to accomplish through her many recipes.

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June 7 |

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