Everyone loves adding noodles to their dishes, but unfortunately the classic ones are not very healthy! Luckily, there’s a great alternative in “zoodles” — noodles that are made out of zucchini rather than typical starchy pastas.
While pasta-based noodles are generally high in carbohydrates and low in nutrients, zucchini noodles are the opposite. They are very low in calories (just 17 calories per 100 grams), and also have lots of nutrients including folate, potassium and vitamin A.
You can easily substitute zucchini noodles into any dish that you’d normally use pasta or starch-based noodles. Stir fries taste great when mixed with zucchini noodles, and you can even fry them in a wok as per usual. Or, you can make delicious salads and sides with your raw-sliced zoodles.
It’s such a great way to add additional vegetables to your diet, without hardly noticing.
Although noodles are easy to cook and prepare (especially with the right tools), you do need to put in a little bit of work up-front to make sure they’re ready to use.