Why didn’t anyone tell me about how delicious zucchini noodles were sooner?
I was taking a class on nutrition provided by my healthcare provider and she recommended that I try zucchini noodles as they would help me increase my vegetable intake easily. So, I was determined to try it out.
Let me confess, I LOVE, LOVE, LOVE PASTA. So I was thinking that this would be a hard sell. I really love spaghetti and meatballs, made with angel hair pasta or thin spaghetti so that I don’t feel so bulky when I eat it.
I was very apprehensive about the idea of trading my beloved pasta, but I figured it can’t hurt and I knew that zucchini noodles have become more and more popular over the past couple of years. My usual self would go out and buy the tools needed to make the noodles and then probably never use them again. So this time I decided to take the easy way out.
I found out that Harris Teeter had fresh cut zucchini noodles for a couple dollars, so I decided to try them out.
This was my moment of truth. I got out the olive oil, some garlic, crushed red peppers, Italian seasoning and a little salt and pepper. Turned on the stove, put the olive oil in the pan and started my adventure. I made sure that I seasoned them to my liking. I sauteed them up in a pan for 5 minutes and they were done, with a light crisp.
Then I took some store bought spicy tomato and basil sauce heated it up in a pan, seasoned it to my liking and dropped in some turkey meatballs. Tossed the zucchini noodles in the sauce and I had some “spaghetti and meatballs”.
Got a bowl ready, dropped the noodles, sauce and meatballs in topped with a three cheese blend and was ready to try my special veggie spaghetti. It turns out that it was delicious. I don’t know why I hadn’t tried this sooner, but now I am hooked.
Have you tried zucchini noodles before? Let me know what you think about them. Leave a comment. Let’s chat.