You can’t look anywhere on Pinterest these days without seeing something about Zoodles. Noodles made from zucchini are growing in popularity as a healthy alternative to pasta, and with good reason. With zero carbs and being gluten free, zoodles are a great option for vegetarians and those of us just trying to eat healthier. Oh, and they are so fun to make! If you don’t have a spiralizer, you should check out this affordable option on Amazon (affiliate link), which we’ve heard rave reviews about. Once you’ve got your zoodles, it’s time to put them to work with these delicious dinner recipes.
1. Zucchini Noodles with Creamy Avocado Pesto
Pesto makes everything better in my opinion, especially when you’re foregoing traditional pasta. You’ll hardly recognize the zoodles in exchange for your carby favorite in this creamy avocado pesto dish. It’s healthy, has minimal ingredients and will make you feel great about eating such a healthy meal!
Head over to Eat-Yourself-Skinny.com for this simple recipe, and you’ll also find other great tips on living the skinny life.
2. Chicken Zoodle Soup
Nothing is as comforting as a big bowl of chicken noodle soup on a cold day, or when you’re feeling under the weather. You can make an even healthier option by tossing the egg noodles and adding some zoodles! This healthy soup is packed with veggies and herbs, and will get you feeling in tip top shape in no time!
DamnDelicious.net brings us this tasty recipe. You will find tons of other inspiring meals when you visit!
3. Chicken & Zucchini Noodle Caprese
Caprese ANYTHING is a winner in my book. You simply can’t go wrong with big hunks of mozzarella, tomatoes and basil, am I right? This version packs some extra protein by adding chicken, and you’ll be sitting down to the table to devour it in just 15 minutes!
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4. Zoodles Marinara
Sometimes you just want a big bowl of spaghetti and that’s that. If you’re going for a carb and gluten-free version, nothing is more simple than this Zoodles Marinara recipe. The best part is that zoodles take about 2 (TWO!) minutes to cook! No waiting for that big pot to boil, my friends. Combine with this thick and hearty marinara and you’ll be fooling your belly in no time.
Grab this recipe over at GimmeSomeOven.com. We guarantee you’ll find other tantalizing meal ideas too!
5. 15 Minute Spicy Shrimp With Pesto Noodles
Need some protein, but are a vegetarian? This 15 minute spicy shrimp meal will make you happy. Pretty much the hardest part is waiting for the shrimp to cook (which won’t take long, because it’s shrimp!), because then you’ll just be adding them on top of raw zoodles and coating with pesto. Winner!
PinchOfYum.com has this recipe and a few other great ideas for using your zoodles!
6. Spicy Thai Zoodles
Need a little kick in your dinner? This Spicy Thai Zoodle recipe will get your taste buds talking. Red pepper, sriracha and ginger give this recipe a burst of flavor, along with some awesome veggies. It’s a healthy dinner that will send you to bed happy!
You can snag this recipe over at DomesticSuperHero.com!
7. Baked “Ziti” Zucchini Zoodles
Pasta dishes are a pesonal fav of mine and that’s why this healthy option is so appealing. Cheese and hearty sauce is enough to distract me from the missing white pasta! Cooking both on the stovetop and then sealing the deal in the oven makes this recipe just plain delicious.
Visit FoodEFile.com to get this recipe for yourself, as well as many more!
8. Creamy Roasted Red Pepper Zucchini Noodles
Can this meal look any more delicious? The creamy roasted red pepper sauce is homemade and worth every ounce of effort. It’s packed full of flavor and coupled with the zoodles, will help you meet your veggie quota for the day!
You’ll find this recipe at GetInspiredEveryday.com, along with Adventure and other Lifestyle tips!