I am SO excited about my new toy! Spiralizers are all the rage on healthy food blogs right now, and I finally got one. This kitchen gadget is great on so many levels! It opens up a world of possibilities for serving fruits and veggies in creative, healthy ways! My kids had a lot of fun helping to make these Zoodles with Avocado Sauce, and if children are engaged in helping to make healthy food, they are more likely to want to eat it! JJ’s excited to try spiralizing some apples. Mine came with attachments for a few different shapes of “noodles.”
I’m not a big fan of raw zucchini, but I actually really liked the flavor and texture of this dish. I think the avocado sauce helped to cover up some of that raw flavor, and the thin texture made these “noodles” more fun to chew. Zucchini is high in phosphorus and potassium, so this dish will do more than just make your taste buds happy!
Noodles are normally made with refined grain flour, which is high on the Glycemic Index. If you have diabetes or need to watch your carbs, noodles should be a very small portion of your diet…actually, I think most people would benefit from eating less carbs, but it’s especially important for diabetics! I eat quinoa or brown rice noodles once or twice a week usually, and make sure to cook them al dente. Slightly undercooked noodles take longer for your system to process, which means that the carbs aren’t dumped into your system as quickly. Zoodles, though, are the best option for low carb pasta dishes. They’re very low in calories, too, which will help you lose weight…another important factor in dealing with diabetes naturally.
Before we get to the recipe for the Zoodles with Avocado Sauce, I want to invite you to join with others who are making healthy changes. I’d love to walk alongside you in your journey towards wholeness and health! Jesus said, “I have come that they may have life, and have it to the full!” Freedom from food addictions is part of having a truly full life.