Zucchini Pasta

Here is a super healthy,low calorie, filling food with all vegetables and no carbohydrates from grains.Eat this for dinner when you are trying to lose weight,or as a tasty side when you do not want too many calories and want to get a lot of vegetables in your diet.Add a poached egg on top for a complete protein.This dish is hardly a 100 calories but is super filling due to the fiber.If you have picky eaters that don’t like vegetables sneak some of these in regular spaghetti,you wont be able to tell.
Preparation time:20 minutes

2 zucchini
1/2 teaspoon pesto
1/3 cup marinara sauce(or any other pasta sauce of your choice)
1 cup mushrooms chopped
1 tablespoon olive oil
1 tablespoon grated parmesan(optional)
Salt to taste
Fresh ground black pepper a few dashes
1/4 cup diced onions
2 garlic cloves diced
Pinch red chili flakes

1.Julienne cut the zucchini.I have a julienne peeler,you can also slice them real thin and cut with knife,or you can cut them in the shape of flat rice noodles.

2.Heat olive oil in a pan and add garlic and onion and saute for 2 minutes.

3.Now add the mushrooms(or any other vegetable of your choice) and saute for 2-3 minutes.

4.Now add the marinara sauce and the pesto and salt and black pepper and red chili flakes and mix and let cook for 2 minutes.

5.Add the zucchini pasta and saute for 1 minute and turn off the stove.I like the zucchini to have a crunch to it,it you do not like partially cooked or uncooked vegetables cook the zucchini a bit longer(3-4 minutes).

Sprinkle a bit of grated Parmesan on top and serve.
You can use any vegetables of your choice instead of the mushrooms.


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