Pesto Zoodles

Zoodles! AKA zucchini noodles are an amazing way to cut down carbs and add some green vegetables into your diet. This recipe is so simple, quick and refreshing after a workout!

CUTTING CARBS LIKE A BOSS


Servings: 1

Prep Time: 5 Minutes

Cook Time: 2 Minutes (Not even kidding!)


You’ll need:

  • 1 medium zucchini, spiraled (you can buy a simple spiralizer at any grocery store or I enjoy this one from Amazon.)
  • 1/2 cup of pesto
  • 1/2 cup sliced cherry tomatoes
  • 2 T Nutritional Yeast
  • Fresh basil to garnish

Let’s make it…

  • Spiralize zucchini and place in a bowl
  • Add pesto and nutritional yeast and mix together
  • Slice cherry tomatoes and place on top
  • Garnish with basil

WHAT IS NUTRITIONAL YEAST?

Nutritional yeast is a dried yeast that contains many essential vitamins and nutrients such as B-12, B-6, B-2, B-1, B-3, potassium, calcium and iron. Health benefits include healthy hair skin and nails, boost in energy, improving glucose sensitivity, and even supporting a healthy pregnancy.

It is very important on a plant based diet to consume this as vegetarians and vegans are typically low in B-12.

It is used as a cheese replacement in most vegan dishes due to its “cheese” like taste. I like to use it in place of parmesan cheese and sprinkle over pasta, salads, etc. It is fairly inexpensive and you can find it here.

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