Wednesday, August 25, 2021

Zucchini Noodles, Spinach, and Salsa - an easy side dish



zucchini noodles and spinach

Looking for ways to eat more healthy green vegetables?
 

Chow down on this easy vegetable side dish. made with zucchini and baby spinach. It is low in calories and tastes spicy and amazing. 

It's one of the easiest tasty vegetable recipes that I make and very low in calories and carbs!

vegan low carb zucchini noodles

I simply spiral-ize zucchini using my spiralizer (I use this one) which takes about 1 minute. 

zucchini spirals on a plate

I then add the zucchini to a skillet, add 1 cup of organic chunky salsa, 3/4 cup of water, and begin to cook down over a medium heat. After about 3 minutes, I cover the zucchini with fresh baby spinach leaves (about 2 cups) and cook down until all is soft and wilted. 

Spinach, Healthy, Green, Dieting, Greens

That's it and it tastes great, is filling, and satisfying. 

I always love eating regular spaghetti and this reminds me of eating a bowl of pasta. It's a healthy vegetable dish, and I enjoy every bite. 

zucchini spirals with sauce

Although I love all vegetables, I try to make sure I get enough alkalizing detoxifying dark leafy greens in my diet such as spinach.

What's so special about dark leafy greens such as spinach, kale, collards, escarole, watercress, swiss chard, beet greens, etc? 

Dark green leafy vegetables are loaded with antioxidants that help reduce oxidative stress in the body which may lead to disease. These type of greens provide plant-based calcium, lutein and zeaxanthin which are protective of the eyes, helps the body detox, and offers lots of nutrients as well. 
 
What is your favorite dark green leafy vegetable? 
How often do you eat green vegetables?  

NOTES: 
1. I bought this serializer and have had it for years and am very happy with it.  Spiralizer By Palermo- Voted the Best Vegetable Maker 

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3 comments:

  1. I need to get a spirializer too. It makes beautiful zoodles. I love your blue bowl.

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  2. We have increased our veggie consumption and decreased our red meat consumption. Really enjoying it too. You have inspired me! Thank you.

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  3. Lovely and healthy! The curly zucchini makes me think of mermaid hair. :)

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