One thing I can’t (or don’t really want to) give up while I’m trying to lose weight is Spaghetti. I love it. It’s one of my all time favorite dinners and since I’m on a weight loss journey I didn’t think I could really have it until I thought of another way to make it. Have you guys seen those Pins on Pinterest for “Zoodles“? They’re zucchini that you make into noodles. Sounds funny, right? Well they are actually genius and they are so easy to make! I picked up a spiral slicer off of Amazon after seeing a few healthy recipes that called for “zucchini zoodle noodles” and other vegetables that were spiralized. I didn’t know how well it was going to work and I was really surprised that it worked perfectly! Did just what I needed it to!
I’m not one of those kinds of people that usually picks up extra kitchen gadgets but this one was definitely worth it. It took all of about 60 seconds to turn my zucchini’s into zoodles and it wasn’t hard at all. I looked everywhere for the best price on one of these bad boys and found one for a great price on Amazon for you guys!
As far as the sauce goes…. since I’m on a “low carb” diet I can’t have regular spaghetti sauce, and who has time to make everything from scratch? I definitely don’t with 2 little boys 3 and under running around. So I asked around and found Rao’s Marniara Sauce only had 4 grams of carbs per serving compared to other store bought brands that had 16-20 grams of carbs per serving
Now, I can enjoy my healthier spaghetti recipe no problem and I still stay in line with my weight loss goals and have good food too! If you haven’t already checked out the weight loss program that I’m on you can check it out here >>> it’s called Medifast. For those of you who are on the program and found this recipe on the internet this sauce was suggested by Nutritional Support and it is DELICIOUS!
- 2 medium zucchini’s
- 1/2 – 1 cup Rao’s Homemade Marinara Sauce
- 5 oz of lean hamburger
- 2 garlic cloves, minced
- 1/4 teaspoon onion powder
- Cook and crumble your hamburger until it is browned. Drain the grease and place in a bowl and set aside.
- After the grease is drained wipe most of it out of your skillet with a paper towel, leaving just a little bit to saute your garlic and zucchini.
- Use your spiralizer to turn your zucchini into zoodles.
- Cook garlic and zucchini over medium heat for about 3-5 minutes or until your zucchini zoodles are starting to get soft.
- Add your marinara sauce and hamburger to your zoodle mixture and cook until everything is hot and bubbling, about 3-4 minutes.
- Serve and enjoy!
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