Zucchini spaghetti

Food & Recipes door lisa FG

From now on I will post every Wednesday a healthy version of all my personal guilty pleasures. Would you like to see the healthy version of your personal guilty pleasure? Please leave a moment below and maybe I will pick yours and post it on the website! 

I have an absolute delicious dish for you to introduce this new weekly post: zucchini-spaghetti! Before I changed my entire lifestyle I could eat plates full of spaghetti. As a result, I ate way too many calories and ended up feeling bloated. I’m still hooked on Italian food and only thinking about it makes my mouth water…Unfortunately it’s not really clean, obviously. That’s why I came up with this great healthy alternative so you can enjoy without feeling guilty! These green strings are in fact super healthy and are packed with vitamins, minerals and fiber. In addition, it contains way fewer calories, which is a good thing!

p.s. for my beloved man I used whole wheat spaghetti instead of the zucchini-spaghetti. Obviously still very healthy because of all the fresh ingredients.

Recipe for 4 portions:

- 800 gr fresh canned tomatoes (pay attention on food labels. You only want to go for 100% tomatoes, no added salt or sugar)
- 1 large can of tomato paste
- 2 onions
- 500 gr extra skinny minced beef
- fresh basil (the more the better)
- Use half zucchini per person OR whole-wheat spaghetti: 100 grams per person
- Salt (Himalaya salt), pepper and oregano
Here's how it's done: 

- Cut the zucchini into thin long strips with a julienne slicer, grater, mandolin, spiralizer or just with a cheese slicer. I used the spiralizer

- Sprinkle the grated zucchini with salt. (this will let the zucchini ‘’sweat’’) Now let it stand for 2 hours

- Mix the minced beef with chopped onions, salt and pepper in a bowl. Divide the meat mixture into small balls and set aside on a plate

- If your kids or partner prefer whole-wheat spaghetti? Boil the spaghetti

- Heat a frying pan and fry the meatballs until golden brown

- Add the tomatoes, basil and oregano. Heat until the mixture just boils and then allow to simmer until thickened

- Serve the meatballs with tomato sauce over the zucchini spaghetti or whole-wheat spaghetti. Top with some chopped basil.

See you next week sweeties!

Lisa, Inlovewithhealth.nl