Want to eat a lower carb meal, but don't want to sacrifice flavor or take the time to learn how to make a fancy recipe? I feel you! The good news is, you can turn almost any vegetable into a noodle! (A very satisfying one, I might add). the best way to do this is to buy a veggie spiralizer. You can get one for $10-$30, and you can find an example here. I personally recommend one that suctions gently to the counter top, rather than a handheld one. Handhelds are difficult to use with hearty veggies such as beets.
When you need a quick dinner, it's easy to think: Mac and cheese. Pizza. Not anymore! This recipe takes 10 minutes TOTAL, making it great for those with busy lives who want to manage blood sugar and weight.
This recipe contains lots of fiber and protein, with very few carbs and calories. It pairs well with a baked sweet potato for a balanced meal.
Here’s how to make it!
1. Spiralize 2 zucchini (1 whole zucchini is a serving size). Place on a plate with a paper towel, and cover with a second paper towel.
2. Heat 1 Tbsp oil in a skillet. Add 2 cloves minced garlic and 1 tsp red pepper flakes, cook for 1 min. Add 8 ounces raw, peeled shrimp and cook for 3-4 mins each side, until pink.
3. Meanwhile, heat 1 tsp oil in a second skillet and sauté zucchini noodles with a little salt and pepper for about 3-4 mins total. Do not overcook, or the noodles will be soggy.
4. Split the zucchini noodles into 2 bowls and add half the shrimp and oil to each.