[vc_row][vc_column][vc_column_text]These days, it seems like everyone is trying to eat clean and make better food choices. As someone who has experienced the life-changing effects of the right diet first-hand, I’m all for it!
In fact, helping you find a healthier way to enjoy food is why I’m here. I want to feed your mind with tips and feed your belly with delicious recipes that are good for you too.
Zucchini noodles have been one of those lifesaver recipe hacks for me. It’s true – as an Italian foodie, I’ll never stop loving traditional pasta. But, these zucchini noodles are a fun swap when you want to eat lighter, boost your veggie intake, or simply try something new.
This keto shrimp and zucchini noodle recipe is so simple and so full of flavor that you’ll never miss the “real” noodles. Let’s get cooking!
First things first – why zucchini noodles?
For anyone on a ketogenic diet or gluten-free diet, veggie-based noodles are the perfect pasta replacement and an easy way to enjoy dishes like pasta without carbs or gluten.
Plus, zucchini is packed with nutrients. It is low in calories, and high in water and fiber. It’s full of vitamins and minerals, especially vitamin A. Zucchini is also rich in antioxidants and carotenoids like lutein and beta carotene.
There’s a long list of zucchini health benefits, too. It has been shown to keep blood sugar levels balanced, improve heart health, strengthen bones, and may even protect against cancers.
Lastly, I love these zucchini noodles because they are a homegrown Italian favorite! While squashes are typically native to America, the zucchini originated in Italy in the 1800s. They are not only an extremely healthy choice but are so simple to cook and taste great with nearly any topping – especially Italian pasta sauces.
When I first noticed zucchini noodles pop up on the scene, I ordered a cheap spiralizer online and decided to make them myself. It’s easy to do, taking as much effort as grating cheese.
Don’t have a spiralizer? You can use a vegetable peeler to make wider pappardelle-shaped strips or cut those in half to make a Fettucine style.
But now that they’ve become so trendy, most grocery stores have a precut version ready to go. No prep work needed!
Whether you are making them yourself or buying pre-cut noodles, this recipe can be thrown together in about 15 minutes.