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Single Serving Garlic Zoodles

January 24, 2018

A long time ago we got a handheld veggie spiralizer as a gift.  I love discovering new recipes so as you can imagine I was excited to finally make Zoodles!  However, the first time I made them was an absolute fail - I overcooked the Zoodles into a giant pile of mush that tasted as bad as it looked!  Long story short, I wrote off Zoodles and retired the spiralizer until a couple weeks ago when a friend convinced me to give it another try and I am so happy I did!!  Here is my basic recipe for garlic Zoodles that I have been feasting on the last week.  My biggest tip to prepare Zoodles is do not overcook them!  Just sauté them until they are tender and hot!

 

Ingredients

1 large Zucchini (or buy precut zoodles)

1 large Yellow Squash

1 TB Olive Oil

1 Clove of Garlic (Minced)

¼ tsp Onion Powder

Salt & Pepper

Sprinkle Parmesan Cheese

 

Directions:

  1. Spiralize Zucchini and yellow squash into thin noodles (aka zoodles).  For a single serving ideally you would like 1 ½ to 2 cups of Zoodles.  To sprialize my zoodles I use a very inexpensive handheld spiralizer that is surprisingly easy to use.

  2. Mince 1 clove of garlic.  If you prefer a strong garlic taste you may add garlic powder to step 4 until you reach desired flavor.

  3. Heat medium size skillet on medium high and add olive oil.  Add minced garlic and sauté for 2-3 minutes.

  4. Add the zucchini noodles, ¼ tsp of onion powder a pinch of salt and pepper to taste.  Toss zoodles and sauté until tender 3-4 minutes. Do not overcook! 

  5. Sprinkle lightly with Parmesan cheese and Enjoy!

     

     

     

     

     

     

     

     

     

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DISCLAIMER: James Thompson is a sports nutritionist with over 25 year of hands-on practical experience.  He is not a registered nutritionist or a dietitian.  THIS INFORMATION AND ALL RECOMMENDATIONS MADE ARE NOT INTENDED TO BE A SUBSTITUTE FOR PROFESSIONAL MEDICAL ADVICE OR DESIGNED TO SERVE AS A DIAGNOSIS, TREATMENT OR PREVENTION OF ANY ILLNESS OR DISEASE. ALWAYS SEEK THE ADVICE OF YOUR PHYSICIAN OR OTHER QUALIFIED MEDICAL, HEALTH CARE PROVIDER BEFORE YOU START ANY NUTRITION OR EXERCISE PROGRAM. BY BEGINNING THIS OR ANY OTHER PROGRAM, YOU AGREE THAT YOU HAVE HAD CLEARANCE FROM YOUR MEDICAL PROFESSIONAL TO DO SO.