Lighten up your dinner and sneak in more veggies by swapping out traditional pasta noodles with spiralized zucchini (a.k.a zoodles). Top them off with this flavor-packed Creamy Avocado Cilantro Sauce and you’re set for a super supper that will lift you up rather than slow you down.
Here’s how to create this nutrient-dense dish:
Serves: 4 Servings
2 large zucchini
1 cup cherry tomatoes, halved
For the avocado sauce:
1 clove garlic crushed or minced
2 ripe avocados pitted, and peeled
large handful of cilantro about ⅓ cup loosely packed
2 tablespoon lemon juice
2 tablespoons olive oil
½ teaspoon salt or to taste
¼ teaspoon black pepper
water as needed
4 scoops Regular Girl
1. Slice the ends of your zucchini off. Use a spiralizer to make your zucchini noodles
2. Add avocado, herbs (cilantro, parsley or basil), lemon juice, olive oil, salt, pepper and Regular Girl. Blend until mixture is creamy, (optional, add 2-3 tablespoons water or until mixture reaches a pourable consistency).
3, Pour sauce on zucchini noodles. Toss and serve. Garnish with parmesan or additional chopped cilantro. Enjoy warm or at room temperature.
Because this recipe substitutes regular noodles with vegetable noodles, you’re getting the goodness of zucchini and the rich flavor and nutrients of the avocado. Healthy and delicious? We’ll take it!
Probiotics & Fiber
Each scoop of Regular Girl gives you 5 grams of prebiotic fiber and 8 billion active probiotics. It moves through your system at just the right pace without the excess gas or bloating.
Zucchini noodles are very low in calories, especially compared to noodles made with wheat flour, rice or other grains. In fact, you can eat approximately five cups of zucchini noodles for the same number of calories that you’d get from one cup of regular wheat-based noodles.
Zucchini is also packed with vitamins A, C, B6 and potassium and also brings fiber to the party. In addition, they are low in carbs, starches and natural sugars, perfect for that keto diet or if you’re just trying to cut down on carbs.
Avocado is a unique fruit (yep, it really is a fruit) known for being very nutritious and for its yellowish-green flesh color. It is loaded with healthy fats, fiber and various important nutrients like vitamins K, C, B5 and B6. They are higher in potassium than bananas, and also high in folate.