So, why am I searching for mock pasta dishes? For starters, I have never met anyone who doesn’t like pasta. Secondly, though real pasta does provide some minerals that are good for your health, it is not an ingredient anyone should be consuming in large amounts. Pasta is jam-packed with carbs and for those of us who are in the habit of purchasing refined pasta (which is most of us), it’s jam packed with calories. Meaning if you are consuming the average 2,000 calorie per day diet, one pasta dish will take a huge chunk out of what are are to eat for the day.
All of those refined carbs have health negative effects on your health. Studies suggest that a high carb diet is related to heart disease and is also associated with increased waist circumference, blood pressure, blood sugar, bad LDL cholesterol, blood triglycerides and insulin resistance, according to healthline.
If you’re a pasta lover and need a low carb version but are finding that spaghetti squash simply does not cut it, you’ve found your solution!
After scouring the web for what feels like an eternity, we are happy to present you with this amazing recipe for the ultimate low carb Zucchini pasta dish.
This 4 star low carb pasta dish has over 160 ratings with a vast majority of people saying they absolutely love it.
The recipe uses few ingredients, and takes only 15 minutes to prepare and cook. This dish not only saves you a few dollars, if saves you from having a huge mess to clean up after dinner.
Consider preparing it on a weekday to keep from straying from your frenzied and hectic schedule!
Nutrition Facts (based on 2,000 calorie diet)
- Servings Per Recipe: 1
- Calories: 157
- Total Fat: 13.9g
- 21 %
- Saturated Fat: 2.0g
- Cholesterol: 0mg
- Sodium: 181mg
- Potassium: 619mg
- Total Carbohydrates: 7.9g
- Dietary Fiber: 2.6g
- Protein: 2.9g
- Sugars: 4g
- Vitamin A: 472IU
- Vitamin C: 40mg
- Calcium: 37mg
- Iron: 1mg
- Thiamin: 0mg
- Niacin: 2mg
- Vitamin B6: 1mg
- Magnesium: 41mg
- 2 zucchinis, peeled
- 1 tablespoon olive oi
- 1/4 cup water
- Salt and ground black pepper to taste
- 1 clove garlic (optional)
- Use a vegetable peeler to cut full lengthwise slices from zucchini. Stop when you have reached the seeds. .
- Turn zucchini to other side and continue to peel until all of the zucchini is in long strips. Remove and discard any seeds.
- Slice the zucchini into thin spaghetti like strips.
- Heat olive oil in a skillet over medium heat.
- Cook and stir zucchini in the hot oil for 1 minute.
- Add water and cook until zucchini is softened (5 to 7 minutes).
- Season with salt and pepper.
It is that easy! How many of you are kicking yourselves for not trying this before? I know I did! This simple, yet delicious dish is sure to please your stomach and your taste buds without jeopardizing the diet and healthy eating lifestyle you’ve worked so hard to develop and maintain.