If you have ever wondered what are zoodles, how to cook zoodles and why zoodles are so healthy – read on.
So What Are Zoodles Anyway?
Zoodles = zucchini noodles
Zoodles are an incredibly fresh and heathy alternative to pasta. Zoodles are a fun way to increase the amount of vegetables we eat, especially children.
They just love the spiral shapes (and they love using the spiraliser). Give zoodles a try.
They are incredibly nutritious and a healthy alternative to highly processed gluten free pasta, the only processing is when you crank the handle. I have 2 ways to make my zoodles, a spiraliser or a hand held shredder. I let my children use the
I let my children use the spiraliser as the hand held shredder has incredibly sharp blades and you wouldn’t want their fingers to get shredded in the process.What are zoodles, how do you cook zoodles and why are zoodles so healthy? Watch and learn here.Click To Tweet
Zoodles are –
- a great way to increase vegetables in your diet
- a great alternative to pasta
- gluten free
- grain free
- wheat free
- low carb
- healthy and nutritious
- cheap and easy
Pasta vs Zoodles
Pasta 1 cup cooked = 221 calories – 43g carbs
Zucchini 1 cup = 25 calories – 4.6g carbs and additional vitamins, nutrients and antioxidants not found in processed pasta.
How To Make Zoodles
To make zoodles, just wash and trim the ends of your zucchini. Place the zucchini between the spiked handle end and the blade, then turn the handle and wonderful ribbons of zoodles will appear.
You can change the size of the zoodles with the 4 blade attachments. Zoodles can be eaten raw, or lightly steamed.
They can be used as a replacement for pasta or in salads. I love anything that makes vegetables more fun for children to eat. Watch this video to see how easy it is to use the spiraliser.
Tuscan meatballs with carrot pasta is one of my first recipes I added here because once I made vegetable pasta, it soon became our new go-to meal for the entire family. Quick and easy to make, ready in under half an hour.
I generally make the vegetable pasta with zucchini or carrots, depending which is in season. If you need to be incredibly strict with your carb intake, use zucchini which is far lower in carbs.
Tomorrow I will post an even easier recipe – low carb spaghetti bolognese with zoodles, now you know what noodles are and how to make them.
Update Click here to go to the new spaghetti bolognese post and see how to turn a 56g carb meal into a 13g one packed with nutrition and vegetables.
We generally use the spiraliser with the 3 blades and my children take it in turns to crank the handle. If you want a smaller device, but slightly trickier to use, go for the hand held one.
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