Keto Recipes - Created Date : 3.12.2019
Zoodles! How to Shred Zucchini Pasta
The big question is How to Shred Zucchini Pasta easily for fun low-carb meals and side dishes. There are two easy ways!
The easiest, safest and most popular option is to use a Paderno Spiral Vegetable Slicer which ranks #1 on Amazon in Kitchen & Housewares. It’s only #34.81 with FREE shipping.
This handy little gadget makes the coolest looking Zucchini Pasta ever – as you can see from Kim and Emily’s photos.
You can also shred cabbage, make beautiful garnishments, create cucumber swirls to jazz up your salads, and… well, the ideas are endless!
Kim (also a member of our Facebook Group) said:
“Shred Zucchini Pasta in SECONDS!!!! You really will think you are eating a big bowl of pasta except you feel totally healthy and good after!
So you have super cool “Zoodles” aka Zucchini Pasta… now what?
Kim said: “I saute them in olive oil, garlic powder, salt & pepper until they get a little cooked down, then I use Rao’s marinara and simmer it down for about 15 minutes. A little parm and YUM! I have also made a homemade meat sauce with my zoodles. So many possibilities….”
Emily said: “My favorite so far is a Scampi White Wine Sauce with Low Carb Wine. You only need a 1/4 cup wine for the whole dish which serves six. I also like the idea of trying it with pesto and a cream sauce.”
Those are just a couple of ideas I’ve seen in our Low Carb Group lately. Obviously you can replace the pasta in any recipe with your new “Zoodles!”
Oh, and I mentioned a second option… Personally I would prefer to use the inexpensive spiral slicer, because it has SO many uses and creates such a beautiful end result – and we do want our dishes to be gorgeous, right?! I love food art. ??
So now you know how to shred zucchini pasta, and have a few delicious ideas for using “Zoodles” in your low carb recipes. If you have a favorite method for shredding zucchini, or a fun Zoodle recipe, share it with us in the comments below!
About Lynn Terry
I love making the low carb diet EASY for people with a busy lifestyle (like me!) with my KISS / Keep It Simple method. :) About Lynn Terry: Host of the Low Carb Challenge
I use the Paderna model, too. It is awesome! The pic above is what I was in the process of getting from just one zucchini. I need things to be easy, quick and of course delic! If I am using this tool several times a week, then anyone can easily do this!
In our quest to a healthier lifestyle, we’ve been eating a lot of veggies, including zuchinni (the kids love it). I think zoodles will be a big hit in our house and the Paderno will sure help save my knuckles from the perils of the cheese grater! ??
We recently tried zoodles and LOVE them! But, they seem watery. How do you get the excess moisture out before cooking? I have salted and let my egglplant “sweat” before cooking. Anybody have an a tried and true method they use? TIA ??
Have you guys tried Mexican Gray Squash? Just called Mexican Squash in some stores. I’ve seen it at Winco a lot. It looks a bit like zucchini, but lighter green and a little speckled. It has a milder flavor than zucchini. As much as I like zucchini, I prefer this! But most importantly for making “noodles” is the texture. It has a lower water content so it stays more firm and holds up better when frying, steaming, etc…I haven’t tried it as noodles yet, but I’ve had a lot of success with other dishes and can’t wait to try this! ??
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The Best Healthy Fast Food Options
Fast-food stores are plentiful and fast food has the reputation of being unhealthy, while an increasing number of large chains are adding more nutritious options to their menus.
Sockets that allow more customization of orders tend to have lower calorie or more feeder selections. However, there are currently healthy options on the menu of the largest fast-food chains.
In this article, we'll look at the overall calorie, fat and saturated fat content to find some of the healthiest options that seven big fast-food chains have to offer.
Note, however, that calories and fat are only two aspects of how healthy a meal is fed. If a person eats only fast food, it is not possible to get the necessary nutrients such as vitamins and fiber.
Sandwich with cheese and vegetables
One person can customize Subway sandwiches to choose healthy fillings.
Metro specialize in deli style sandwiches or "sub". As a person can customize every "sub", Subway can be one of the healthiest healthy fast-food chains.
Some of the best sandwich options are on the Subway's Fresh Fit menu. The 6-inch Turkey Breast sandwich with nine wheat bread contains 250 calories and 3 grams of fat, including 0.5 g of saturated fat.
A healthy vegetarian option, Veggie Delite in nine wheat bread. This "bottom" contains only 2 g calories, does not contain 2 g total fat and saturated fat. It also has one of the lowest sodium levels (salt) compared to other sandwiches.
Subway also offers salads that can be a low-calorie alternative to a sandwich. All salads include lettuce, tomatoes, spinach, onions, cucumbers, green peppers and olives.
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2. Taco Bell
Taco Bell is another great fast-food chain with a variety of healthy options. The ability to personalize each order allows people to choose more vegetable-like nutrients.
According to Taco Bell's website, three-quarters of its menus are under 500 calories. Some of the lowest calorie options are the Fresco menu, which uses regular sauce and cheese instead of vegetable based salsa.
One of the healthiest options is Chicken Soft Taco. Each taco contains about 170 calories, 8 g fat, containing only 3 g of saturated fat.
Bean Burrito is a vegetarian option containing 11 g fat, 380 calories, including 4 g of saturated fat.
Vegetarian options are lower in fat than meat options.
Chipotle is a Mexican-style chain that specializes in tacos and burritos. Similar to Subway and Taco Bell, Chipotle allows people to customize their meals to include healthy choices.
Healthy options are burritos or white rice instead of white rice. In a chicken bowl bowl containing fresh tomato salsa and brown rice, there are 415 calories, 13 g fat and 4 g saturated fat.
For a lower calorie, vegetarian option, people can choose a plate of bean curd, brown rice and a sofritas patty with lettuce. It contains 365 calories, 10 g fat and 1.5 g saturated fat. Adding sauce will increase the number of calories.
McDonald's had the reputation of being unhealthy, but they recently reaffirmed themselves to offer a variety of fresh and nutritious ingredients. Some of these changes may be cosmetics, while McDonald's has better options.
Fillet-O-Fish contains 390 calories and 4 g of saturated fat from 19 g of total fat. Bacon Ranch Grilled Chicken Salad contains only 320 calories and 6 g of saturated fat from a total of 14 g.
5. Burger King
Burger King is one of the largest burger chains in the United States, but has a limited number of healthy options. But some choices are a little healthier than others.
It contains a normal, simple hamburger, 10 g total fat, 3.5 g saturated fat, and 240 calories. Grilled Chicken Sandwich contains 470 calories, 3.5 g saturated fat and 19 g fat.
BK Veggie Burger can be a healthier option among these examples. Contains 2,5 g of saturated fat, 390 calories and 17 g of fat.
Baked potato with knife, sour cream and cheese filling on plate
Baked potatoes can be a healthy fast-food option.
Wendy is another common fast-food chain that allows people to personalize their orders to make their choices healthier.
The menu of the chain is not abundant in healthy options, but some meals are able to customize to lower the calorie content.
Salads are also available, and if a person chooses some of the half-size salad choices, they can stay below 500 calories.
With a few vegetarian options at Wendy's, Sour Cream and Chive Baked Potatoes