Carrot & Zucchini Spaghetti

Wrapping paper, bows, and ribbons. With beautiful decorations all around us and pretty paper under the tree we couldn’t help but get holiday inspired in the kitchen this week. We know how tough it is to eat healthy during the holidays, so we cooked up this colorful bowl full of ribbons to keep you healthy and happy over the holidays. The perfect dish for an evening spent wrapping gifts or trimming the tree. It is light and refreshing, so you’ll have plenty of room for dessert.

For many people, spaghetti is delicious, filling, and so easy to make that it has become a go-to meal in many a household. We absolutely love eating pasta, but it no longer fit into our diet when we decided to clean up our eating habits. As such, we decided to try a healthier version of this family favourite! Not only is it better for you than traditional pasta, but if you are handy with a vegetable peeler it is nearly as easy to make! This recipe can be halved and added to a regular spaghetti dish to cut down the carbs and increase the health benefits (or trick your kids into eating their vegetables). We enjoy the full recipe however, no pasta needed!

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Serves 2

4 medium carrots
2 medium zucchini
2 Tbsp olive oil
Pinch of cracked chili peppers
1/4 cup shaved Parmesan
1 lemon, zested and then cut in half
Pinch of salt
1 Tbsp fresh basil

Looks so healthy and delicious!

With a peeler, make ribbons from the carrots and zucchini. On medium-high heat, saute carrot and zucchini ribbons for 5 minutes in  2 tbsp olive oil, salt, and chili pepper. It is easiest to mix by tossing with two forks. Add 1/4 cup shaved Parmesan and the juice from 1 lemon. Garnish with fresh basil, lemon zest, Parmesan and salt. Serve.
Per Serving:
Calories 251
Fat 18g
Carbs 17.2g
Protein 8.6g
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Would definitely make an excellent take to work lunch, it won’t weigh you down like plain white pasta.


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