One thing that I love is eating pasta. So, when I try and lose some weight pasta is the thing that I miss the most. To replace this high-carb craving desire for pasta, I started to look for recipes that resembled my favorite meal but which I could enjoy guilt-free. Zucchini is a great pasta replacement. It has a similar texture, is gluten-free, low-carb and healthy! Take a look at some of my favorite recipes below. 


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Garlic and parmesan zucchini noodles

Ingredients: 

  • 4 medium zucchini
  • 3 tablespoons extra virgin olive oil
  • 1 tablespoon minced garlic
  • 1/4 to 1/2 teaspoon crushed red pepper flakes
  • 2 medium tomatoes
  • 1/2 cup shredded parmesan cheese
  • 1 cup basil leaves
  • 1 teaspoon cornstarch
  • 2 teaspoons cold water
  • salt

This classic noodle recipe is low in calories but oh so tasty! This is how to make it.

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Zucchini noodles with cashew cream

Ingredients:

  • 2 large zucchini
  • 1 cup raw cashews
  • 3 tablespoons nutritional yeast
  • 1 teaspoon smoked paprika
  • 1/2 teaspoon garlic powder
  • juice of 1/2 lemon
  • salt and pepper
  • 3 tablespoons sundried tomatoes
  • 6 ounces marinated artichoke hearts
  • 2 tablespoons fresh basil

This creamy pasta is the ultimate craving pleaser! Take a look at the instructions here.

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Zucchini noodles with lentils

Ingredients:

  • 2-3 large zucchini
  • 1/2 cup dried lentils
  • 1 14.5 oz can diced tomatoes
  • 6-7 tablespoons (bit less than ½ cup) tomato paste
  • 1/4 medium red onion
  • 2 small garlic cloves
  • 1 teaspoon dried basil
  • 1 teaspoon dried oregano
  • 3 teaspoons spaghetti seasoning
  • 1/8 teaspoon crushed red pepper
  • 2 tablespoons parmesan cheese

This lentil marinara gives the traditional bolognese a healthy and vegetarian twist. This is how you can make it yourself.

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Chicken parmesan zucchini noodles

Ingredients:

  • 1/4 cup whole wheat breadcrumbs
  • 1/4 cup panko bread crumbs
  • 1/4 cup Parmesan cheese
  • 1 teaspoon dried Italian herbs
  • salt and pepper
  • 2 tablespoons oil
  • 4 chicken breasts
  • 1 1/2 cups tomato sauce (this recipe uses DeLallo Creamy Vodka)
  • 4 slices fresh mozzarella cheese
  • 2 zucchinis

This healthy chicken parmesan is an all-time favorite! This is how you can make it at home.

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Zucchini noodles with roasted red peppers

Ingredients:

  • 2 roasted red peppers
  • 1 tablespoon extra virgin olive oil
  • 2 ounces soft goat cheese
  • 1 teaspoon sea salt
  • 1/4 cup extra virgin olive oil
  • 1/2 cup minced onion
  • 2 cloves garlic
  • 1 teaspoon sea salt
  • 2 pounds zucchini
  • Toppings: chopped fresh parsley, freshly grated parmesan, goat cheese, freshly ground black pepper

This veggie based sauce is healthy and creamy! This is how you ca make it.

There are so many different zucchini noodle recipes out there. These are some of my favorites, but what are yours? Let me know in the comments below! 

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