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I am a pasta girl, through and through. Growing up Italian meant that pasta was pretty much at every meal, especially Sunday dinners. But in an effort to eat healthier and cut out a portion of the carbs I eat in a day, I decided it was time to re-try zucchini in the form of the oh so popular Zoodle.
If you're asking yourself right now, what the heck is a Zoodle? Well, it's basically a zucchini noodle. My family has been using this gadget called the Veggetti but it scared me (even though there is literally nothing to be afraid of) and it's a pretty cool thing to have.
Because 2015 has been the year of overcoming fears, mini and large,
I decided the time has come to try the Zoodle.
The beauty about Zoodles is not just that it's healthy, but they are super quick to make which is perfect since so many of us are constantly running around. If you don't have a Veggetti, you don't need one to make Zoodles! I've made these without the use of a gadget and they were perfect. Without a gadget, it does take some more time.
You're going to want to cut the zucchini in long, thin pieces to mimic spaghetti if you're not using the Veggetti. You don't want it too thick so it doesn't cook all the way through.
Once you're Zoodles are created, it's time to cook them!
My favorite way so far is to sauté them in whatever sauce I'm making. I've been substituting my pasta often when I make shrimp scampi or my fettuccine Alfredo. But you can add the Zoodles to any & all sauces you make! The other beauty of the Zoodle, is they only take a few minutes to cook. So when your sauce is almost ready, about 2-3 minutes left, throw your Zoodles in & wait! If you cut them a little thicker, you might need a few extra minutes. But after a quick sauté, they'll absorb the flavor & be cooked!
So give them a try! They taste delicious & are a great way to add some veggies into your day while taking away from any extra added crabs. Substitute these out once a week to start & it'll make a great improvement into your daily life!
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