Vegan Zoodle Bowl with Mango Peanut Sauce🥒🍝 This was actually my first time trying zucchini👽.Inspire by @heatherchristo on her Vegan Zoodle Fresh Rolls with Mango Tahini Sauce but I've changed some of the ingredients cuz i work what i have in my fridge and pantry.
*1/2 chopped & marinate mango with 2 tbs sushi rice vinegar about 12 hrs or overnight(Mango size was bigger than my face) 🙆♀️ *1 1/2 zucchini (spiralized into noddles then using cleaned tower soaked up all the moisture)
*1/2 diced red bell pepper *1 cutted green onion/scallion
*left over zoddle seeds
*1-2 tbs agave nectar *2 big spoonful of chunky peanutbutter *2-3 tbs rice vinegar *2 big spoonful instant traditional assam sauce
(Option: Add salt if not salty enough)
I was making these bad boys and my daughter yells, “What’s that smell? Those smell like fart balls.” 😂😂. I was dying. I said, “Yes, we are having fart balls for dinner.” 🌱
Seriously that might be true, they stink!! But when they are cooked right......YUMMY! That same girl ate them ALL with no complaints. 🌱
This is how our children work. They might immediately turn their nose and that’s when persistence kicks in. They usually end up liking “fart balls” and it’s a win for vegetables and Momma!! 🌱
Brussels sprouts contain small amounts of vitamin B6, potassium, iron, thiamine, magnesium and phosphorus. Brussels sprouts are low in calories but high in many nutrients, especially fiber, vitamin K and vitamin C. 🌱
I roast mine. Cut off the brown ends of the Brussels sprouts and pull off any yellow outer leaves. Mix them in a bowl with the olive oil, salt, pepper and sometimes garlic. Pour them on a sheet pan and roast for 35 to 40 minutes, until crisp on the outside and tender on the inside. Shake the pan from time to time to brown the sprouts evenly. EASEY!!
Focusing on #lowsodium intake! 🙌🏿 I’ve experienced #bloat and #waterretention in the last few weeks off and on but I’ve noticed it’s more present when my sodium intake is increased 😩 I’ve had #swollenankles as well as a direct result of too much sodium 😩
I know you can tell I love shrimp lol but naturally shrimp are already full of sodium so for this meal I used #mrsdash (salt free) original blend it was super yummy & perfectly salted without the added salt 🙌🏿 this is what I’ll practice from here on out! I’m fighting this bloat tooth and nail because today I look like I’m 5 months pregnant and I’m 19 months sober of pregnancy lol
Who loves spaghetti and meat sauce but hates the awful bloated feeling you get after eating a yuuuge bowl 🙋🏾♀️🙋🏾♀️🙋🏾♀️ well I’ve got a yummy solution for ya ;)
This week for lunch I’ll be having edamame fettuccine pasta + zoodles topped with ground chicken + tomato sauce. I love how light the edamame pasta is and zoodles are good for volume + nutrition bc yay more veggies🥒🥦 you can obviously add in as many veggies as ya want into your sauce but I decided to keep it simple and I’ll probably just eat a salad or a medley of other veggies on the side 😋
See recipe below:
🍜 Spiralize the zucchini - I use spiralife vegetable slicer - super cheap on amazon prime •
🍲Boil the edamame fettuccine pasta - it cooks super fast like 5 min so keep an eyes on it! I got it from Walmart for like $3!! Seapoint farms is the name of the brand I use •
🍗Ground chicken - these measurements are rough guestimations because I usually free hand when seasoning 🙈 ~ 1 tsp (salt, black pepper, red pepper, oregano, basil, thyme) ... mixed it all in a pot on the stove and stirred until it was no longer pink aka not raw and that’s it!
🍅Tomato sauce - 2 cans diced tomatoes (check the macros when buying to make sure there aren’t added sugars), olive oil, 2 garlic cloves, 2 medium onions, 1 tsp( thyme, basil, red & black pepper, salt, brown sugar) * sauté the onions for 5ish min or until they’re at desired texture * Add in the 2 cans of diced tomatoes then add in all of the seasonings (stir occasionally)
* Let it sit for about 25-30 min or until the sauce thickens
Add the ground chicken into the tomato sauce and stir it together ... then put it on top of your pasta mix and enjoy 🍝🍝🍝 let me know if you try this recipe!!! It’s easy and tasty 😋🤩
Zoodles!!! 🥒🍝 Aka zucchini noodles, are a nutrition packed, raw and veggie alternative to traditional pasta, which is highly processed, devoid of any nutrition except what is artificially added back to it and full of inflammatory gluten proteins .
When you choose zoodles over white or even wheat pasta, you are choosing a food that is essentially in it's natural state. Even whole wheat pasta is highly processed compared to a raw food such as zucchini. Processing food introduces unnatural food products into our bodies, and this shift from natural to processed food is the root cause of most chronic disease today ☠️ The processing itself also strips our planet of fertile farm lands and adds to the mounting greenhouse gasses accumulating in our atmosphere. Raw, whole foods support the natural state of our ecosystems and have a much smaller ecological footprint 🐾 than any type of processed food
Choosing vegetables 🌱 over grains 🌾 strengthens the body by supporting an alkaline internal environment ✅ versus the acidic environment ❌ that is created with a grain heavy diet. Furthermore, zucchini contains significant amounts of fiber, super important antioxidants like vitamin C, and electrolytes like potassium, which are all crucial for optimal health. On the other hand, gluten containing grains wreak havoc on our digestive systems, causing a cascade of inflammation, gut dysbiosis and overall poor health. With what we now know about the importance gut health and how integral it is for optimal wellbeing, avoiding gluten is a must
In light of this information, kind of a no brainer to make the switch isn't it? Support your health, support your body, and choose a diet that supports planetary wellbeing 🌱🌎💪🏼