Hot diggity! All the damage from Labor Day Weekend is gone! I am back down 2 pounds. And, I feel much better. It’s hard to believe I only have one week left in the Challenge. Now that I’m back from the edge of ruin, I do feel like this whole clean eating thing is pretty neat.
I have been eyeing a spiral veggie slicer for months. But for some reason I just never pulled the trigger. I always felt like they were cheap looking and wouldn’t be worth the $36. Boy was I WRONG! Tonight’s dinner was so much fun because my Paderno Spiral Vegetable Slicer was delivered!
I have tried to make noodles out of zucchini before by using a mandoline to create ribbons and then slicing the ribbons into long strips. It worked, but the “noodle” is straight and doesn’t bend like pasta on a plate. It does taste good though. 🙂
This one came with three blades. You can make ribbons, large linguini-like noodles and smaller spaghetti-like noodles.
Tonight, I went for the larger noodles.
Seriously, how cool is this???
I dropped them in boiling water for a minute or two, then strained them. They were slightly cooked with a little crunch. B said they were al dente, which is his favorite way to eat pasta.
Tonight we had zucchini noodles, Pizza Inspired Lean Meatballs from Clean Food Crush (I know, I’m totally addicted to this website right now) and marinara. Quick side note: I always buy marinara with no added sugar in the ingredients. It is not easy to find but worth it for me to avoid the extra sugar.