I’m sure I’m not alone when I say I love quick and simple meals. After a long day of work it’s not unusual for me to arrive home with a growling belly and limited interest in spending more than 5 minutes in the kitchen. One of my go-to meals is oatmeal but I’ve noticed I have more energy at night if my dinner is loaded with veggies. And even though I do add veggies to my oatmeal sometimes, I’m definitely more likely to add fruit. Obviously I was in need of another go-to 5-minute dinner and boy does this recipe ever do the trick!
Raw zucchini noodles are what make this spaghetti so quick to throw together. Some people think that pasta is a quick dinner but boiling water takes far too long for my liking. This entire meal could actually be raw, but I prefer my broccoli gently steamed. In this recipe I also used jarred tomato sauce, but feel free to use homemade tomato sauce (raw or cooked, whatever you prefer).
So, what are zucchini noodles?
It’s raw zucchini that has been spiralled into noodle shape. To do this I use this vegetable spiral slicer. I’ve only had it for a few months but so far I love it. It does a great job with little effort and is easy to clean. It also has suction cup legs, which adds to the ease of its use. You can spiral cut basically any veggie you want. I haven’t ventured out yet, but I’ve seen many recipes that call for spiral cutting carrots, beets, sweet potatoes and parsnips.
Healthy 5-Minute Veggie Spaghetti (with raw option)
Veggies, veggies and more veggies! This dish will fill you up and give you a boost of energy AND fibre!
- 1 medium zucchini (a wider zucchini works best)
- 2 cups broccoli florets, steamed or raw
- 2 tbsp hemp seeds
- 2 tbsp nutritional yeast
- tomato sauce (as much, or as little, as you’d like)
- Spiral cut zucchini and place in a medium sized bowl.
- Add broccoli to bowl and then tomato sauce. Stir until the veggies are coated with sauce.
- Sprinkle with hemp seeds and nutritional yeast and dig in!
Yes, it’s that easy 🙂
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I haven’t tried zucchini noodles, but love spaghetti squash. Don’t have a way to cut the “noodles” now — might have to invest in a spiral cutter.
Spaghetti squash is one of my favourites too! It’s especially good in the fall and winter when you want a warm meal 🙂
This looks so good, I’m going to have to invest in a spirulizer 🙂
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