Zucchini Spaghetti Recipe
This healthy zucchini spaghetti recipe is made with homemade zucchini noodles. I made the zucchini noodles in this spiralizer, which is quite easy to do. With four zucchini plants in the garden, I have enough to make dinner for my family (and then some). Local produce tastes fresher and contains more nutrients, so I suggest trying to get some locally grown zucchini for this zucchini spaghetti recipe.
Speaking of the spiralizer, you can make noodles from many different vegetables, as well as fruits. Carrots, zucchini, yellow squash, bell pepper, cucumber and apples can make noodles. Two types of noodles can be made with spiralizer that I own. These two types of spaghetti and fettucini (as seen in the picture above). My spicy noodle bowl is another recipe that you can use to maximize your intake of vegetables without actually eating high glycemic pasta.
- 4 medium zucchini
- 1 tbsp. coconut oil
- 3 cloves garlic, chopped
- ½ cup onion, chopped
- 1 lb. grass-fed beef
- 3 cups tomato sauce
- ⅓ cup tomato paste (or one 4oz can)
- ¼ tsp. Himalayan salt (to taste)
- ⅛ cup fresh basil
- ⅛ cup fresh oregano
- Heat 1 tbsp. of coconut oil in a large skillet on the stove on medium-high heat.
- Add chopped garlic and onion to the skillet and cook until soft and fragrant (about 5 minutes).
- Add beef and cook thoroughly.
- Drain the fat from the beef and set aside.
- Meanwhile, combine tomato sauce, tomato paste, salt and spices in a sauce pan.
- Simmer sauce for 10 minutes on low, stirring occasionally.
- Add beef mixture and simmer for another 10-15 minutes, or until ready to serve.
- Spiralize zucchini and serve.
Zucchini spaghetti is just one of the many recipes I will be sharing on my sweet free kick that’s happening this month. Are you doing it? It’s starting to feel a lot better after meals now. I no longer “need” a dessert to round out a meal. I simply have some herbal tea and/or (usually and) an ounce of unsweetened chocolate. If you are on the “sweet free challenge” with me, please let me know what your experiences are and how you have been feeling. I’d love for you to share!
Until next time, this is The Healthy Advocate.