...and you can make them ALL LOW CARB!
Everyone loves zoodles! They are simple to make, light and are great at taking the place of noodles in lots of recipes! Since they take the carb noodles out of the mix they are perfect for our low-carb lifestyle!
So what ARE zoodles? How do you make them? You will see in the recipe video that The Domestic Geek uses a julienne peeler to cut her zoodles. I personally prefer a vegetable spiral slicer. It’s makes the job go really fast! My grandkids (the oldest is only 7 so anyone can do it! Just be careful of the blades!) love to help! Here’s a quick video where Pinch of Yum shows you how simple it is:
I personally do NOT own the one that goes into the bottom cup, mine just spill all over my kitchen island and that’s just fine with me! The kids think it’s more fun!
Some of the members of my Low Carb Challenge Facebook group picked up the Veggetti Spiral Vegetable Slicer as it’s a little cheaper and still gets the job done. You can see Clean & Delicious put it into action here:
AND just because I want to be thorough here is a nice overview of 5 different ways you can make zoodles by FabLunch:
So now that you know just how easy it is to make zoodles what are you going to do with them? I have a great zoodle recipe roundup with over 3 dozen certified low-carb delicious recipes to choose from BUT since there are just never too many zoodle recipes you really need to check out The Domestic Geek‘s newest ideas!
- Greek Zoodle Salad
- Shrimp Scampi Zoodles
- Pad Thai Zoodles
ALL are low carb delicious! Just tweak that pad thai recipe to swap out the brown sugar for Sukrin Gold or another substitute of your choice to cut the carbs to a lower level.
Don’t have any Sukrin in the house but want to make the pad thai recipe? You can actually make a low-carb brown sugar substitute! Here’s how:
Use a sugar substitute that measures 1:1 and make 2 tablespoons of “brown sugar” by combining 1/8 TBSP of molasses with 1/8 cup sweetener. Just mash the two together with a fork for an easy brown sugar substitute in a pinch!
Stay light handed on the peanuts and you have a delicious low-carb Asian dish! Easy breezy and you’re going to love it! You will find the written recipes in the description box at the bottom of her video and you will find that each of them is very forgiving so you can tailor them to fit your tastes! I am not a tofu fan but shrimp or chicken is a great substitute in the pad thai.
Out of fish sauce (allergic to shellfish) or like me and hate to buy a full bottle for the little bit recipes usually call for? Try this:
Fish sauce (Nam Pla) is an Asian condiment made by fermenting fish and shellfish with salt. It has quite a salty, slightly sour but very savoury flavour and is particularly associated with Thai food which is known for its balance of sweet, salty, hot and sour.
If you are allergic to shellfish only then you could try using a few drops of Worcestershire sauce which is made with anchovies and tamarind (which adds some sourness). However Worcestershire sauce tends to be very strong so you need to use it carefully. Another alternative is soy sauce which will give a similar salty, savoury flavour. You could also add a squeeze of lime juice to help with the sour element. ~THE NIGELLA TEAM
So you see? Super simple! Have fun with zoodles and have fun with the recipes! Hardly a day goes by that I don’t tweak one or two and so should you!
So what do you say? Are you ready for some zoodles? I am making that pad thai for dinner tomorrow night. Tonight is Mexican to help celebrate a friend’s 60th birthday so it’ll have to wait… but cannot wait to dive in!
Which is your favorite? Let us know with your comment below and be sure to give The Domestic Geek and all the other gals a thumbs up and subscribe to their channels!
In the meantime, ciao for now!
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