Parmesan Zoodles with Bacon

March 8th 2016

Trying to work more veggies into your daily diet? Time to spiralize. Spiralized veggies are simply more fun to eat. It’s as if they're not veggies anymore. Their spiral transformation makes them noodle-like. Noodles make us think of pasta. Mmmmm… pasta. We loooove pasta. Delicious pasta & all of its glory. Where were we... 

Good news pasta lovers, noodles made out of one of our favorite & versatile vegetable, zucchini, are the answer to our pasta problems. That's right. Zoodles for the win. This is not the same as ordering a hamburger without the bun and feeling cheated or sad because something is clearly missing. This is a replacement noodle, a beautifully green and tender gift from the produce section that offers nutrition, and satisfaction. Still not sold? Our favorite reasons to zoodle: 

-Zucchini have a mild flavor which makes it easy for them to take on almost any flavor profile in various recipes.

-You can eat a whole zucchini for for around 40 calories, they are low in carbohydrates and fat free.

-Zucchini are a leading vegetable for weight loss.

-Full of antioxidants and a good source of potassium.

-Zucchini are reasonably priced and and coming into prime season.

-Zucchini and resilient and easy to grow for you urban gardeners out there :)

Time to train your brain to see zoodles as the new noodles for your spring and summer eating adventures. Eating your veggies will take on a whole new meaning! You’ll even feel like you’re making pasta when you spiralize your zucchini and have a bountiful bowl of deliciousness that you can eat without the carb overload. No guilt here. Check out the recipe and let us know what you think. 

Parmesan Zoodles with Bacon
Spiralized zucchini noodles lightly sauteed and topped with Parmesan, bacon and red pepper flakes

Servings: 4
Prep Time: 20 mins.
Cook Time: 5 mins.

What you need:
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4 medium zucchini, spiralized
½ to 1 lb. bacon cooked and chopped
2 cloves garlic, minced
1 tsp crushed red pepper flakes (optional)
¼ cup Parmesan cheese, shredded or grated
salt & pepper to taste
1 Tbsp. olive oil

What to do:
Spiralize your zucchini.
Mince garlic and chop cooked bacon into bite size pieces.
Heat oil in pan over medium heat.
Cook garlic & red pepper flakes until fragrant (about 1–2 min.).
Add zoodles and cook for 3 min. until warmed through. Zoodles should still be crunchy.
Sprinkle with Parmesan & bacon pieces.
Serve and enjoy!

Watch our video for more sprializing tips and full recipe. 

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