I'm giving you a preview from the soon-to-be released Shed for the Wed Cookbook today! There is a whole section dedicated just to spiraled veggie noodles. I love them! You get almost all of the satisfaction of a hearty pasta dinner without the refined carbs weighing you down. Do you want to know the secret behind why they are so great? It's the sauce! If you have a good sauce, you do not miss regular noodles. Don't believe me? Try it yourself!
They key here is finding the right marinara. You want to make sure its lower in sugar (the guideline I go off of is 4g or less of sugar per serving). My favorite is Trader Joe's Organic Tomato Basil. You most definitely can make your own, but it will add on a couple hours to the endeavor.
I hope you give this recipe a shot! It's a real winner. Scroll to the bottom for the recipe. :)
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Spicy Taco Zoodles
- 1 tbsp olive oil
- 1⁄2 lb ground turkey
- Fajita seasoning (Simply Organic is a good brand)
- 3 medium zucchini, spiraled*
- 1⁄2 jar marinara sauce**
- Optional: sprinkle of cheddar cheese
Heat olive oil in a medium pan. Add ground turkey. Lightly coat meat with fajita seasoning and stir. Cook until browned. Mix in spiraled noodles and marinara. Serve with an optional sprinkle of cheddar cheese.
*If you don’t have a spiralizer, never fear! A box grater also works as well as buying them pre-noodled.
**Jarred marinara shouldn’t have more than 4g of sugar/serving.