Zoodles & Meatballs
Replace your plain old spaghetti with zoodles! Zoodles = zucchini noodles!
2-3 zucchini spiralized into zoodles (or store bought zoodles)
1-2 small cloves of garlic - minced
1 small shallot - minced
avocado oil (or olive oil)
1 large jar of good quality marinara sauce*
*I personally love Rao's or Trader Joe's Traditional Marinara
In a large frying pan, heat oil over medium heat. Begin warming marinara sauce in a small sauce pan over medium-low heat.
Add the garlic and shallots to the pan and sautee for 1-2 minutes. Add zucchini noodles and continue to sautee until tender. Drain any extra liquid in the pan then season with a little salt & pepper. Add heated marinara sauce, stir and let simmer for 1-2 minutes for the flavors to meld. Serve with chicken meatballs.
Sweet Potato Noodle Pad Thai
I'm telling you, investing in a spiralizer is worth it! So many new and FUN things you can do with veggies. I LOVE this recipe for Sweet Potato Pad Thai by Pampered Chef.
Cauliflower "Fried" Rice
1 TBSP of sesame oil
1 TBSP of coconut oil
1 package of your favorite frozen stir-fry veggies - thawed
1 16 oz. bag of cauliflower rice
easy homemade teryaki sauce (recipe below)
optional: add cooked shrimp or chicken
easy homemade teryaki sauce
1/4 cup of low sodium soy sauce
3 TBSP of rice wine vinegar
2 TBSP of honey
1 tsp of ground ginger (feel free to use some fresh ginger if you have on hand)
1 large garlic clove - minced
*Place all ingredients in a small bowl and whisk together until well combined.
Heat both oils in a large frying pan over medium-high heat. Add veggies and let sautee for 1-2 minutes until they begin to get heated through. Add cauliflower rice and teryaki sauce, turn heat up to high. Cook and stir until the cauliflower rice is toasted and tender. If adding (cooked) shrimp or chicken, toss in at the end. Serve with from fresh chopped parsley or scallions.