Have you tried zoodles? Zoodles are simply noodles made from zucchini. They are perfect for even those who don’t like zucchini typically love zoodles, as they really take on the flavor of whatever sauce or dish you serve them with. Zoodles can be substituted in any traditional pasta dish, making it super easy to get an extra serving of veggies in! Plus, they’re absolutely delicious!
Zoodles Or Zucchini Noodles While You are On Keto Diet
Zoodles are a wonderful gluten-free, low carb, low calorie, and healthier alternative to pasta. When compared with pasta:
- 2 cups of zucchini noodles have a mere 66 calories, 4 grams of fiber, and 12 grams of total carbs, and 8 net carbs
- 2 cups of pasta have around 480 calories, 2 grams of fiber, and 90 grams of carbs (88 net carbs)
With 8 net carbs per 2 cups, they make a perfect side dish or even a main dish option. Fry, boil, microwave, or even eat raw, there are many options that you can add to your keto diet.
How To Prepare Zoodles
Spiralizer – It comes with 3 different blade attachments to make different shapes, from thin or thick spaghetti “noodles,” to wide fettuccine-type noodles. This creates very long zoodles, which can easily be cut so they’re shorter if you prefer.
Vegetable Peeler – A regular vegetable peeler will create thin, wide noodles, which creates more of a fettuccine type “noodle.”
How To Store ?
- Refrigerator – Store your zoodles in the fridge in a covered container lined with paper towels. This is the best (and really only) way to store them. They’ll last about 4-5 days in the fridge.
- Freezer – Freeze them in a zip-top bag. Use them while frozen. Just dump them in boiling water while frozen. They take 2 minutes to cook and come out great.