For dinner tonight I used my vegetable spiralizer (just google it and you will see there are hand held kind and counter top kind in different price ranges) and made zucchini "noodles" (1 1/2 smallish zucchini). I sauteed them in a pan sprayed with canola spray until they were a little golden and softer but still with a bite.
Then I put on 1/2 cup of pasta sauce (I used Newman's Own Sockarooni...it's got a little kick) and 1/4 c real shredded parmesan.
It was the bomb
. After I ate my BIG
plate of vegetable "pasta" (a whole 165 calories
and 12.5 carbs for a large plate) I took one bite of the regular pasta and man it was blah
! The zucchini had so
much more flavor. I'm so glad I bought that spiralizer and tried this. But if you don't have a spiralizer, I'm sure if you julienned the zucchini very fine that it would work just the same. It will just take more prep time. I left the skin on too.
All the carbs were in the sauce, so just read labels and find one that works for you. I just really like the flavor of the Sockarooni. Try the zucchini...it's scrumptious! And just compare regular pasta with the veggie version...one serving of thin pasta (which a serving is very small, btw) has about 38g carbs
in the pasta alone. The zucchini has .5
I hope you try it...enjoy!!!