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Zucchini & Beet Noodles with Egg

01.20.15

beetnoodles5Have you ever noticed that the most simple foods often taste the best? I sometimes wonder if people don’t cook because they think it involves buying 20 ingredients and spending hours in the kitchen; when in reality, you just have to use a couple quality ingredients and cook them with love. If you can do this, your food has no choice but to taste beautiful. This meal contains 5 gorgeous ingredients and can be made in as little as 15 minutes. Even more surprising, it costs less one dollar to make!

beetnoodles4Saying no to sugar involves more than just willpower. Eating a well-balanced diet is the key to curbing your cravings for the sweet stuff. The balance of complex carbohydrates. fiber, and protein in this dish will allow you to feel full and satisfied. With less than 200 calories, only 13g of carbohydrates and 10 grams of sugar, this comfort food-inspired noodle dish is a winner.

beetnoodles2In order to create the spiralized noodles, I use the Paderno World Cuisine Tri-Blade Spiralizer. It works well and can be taken apart to store easily. It also comes with three different blades so you can choose what style noodles you want to create. It costs about $40 including shipping. If you need some help with rationalizing this purchase (something that I personally excel at), type “spiralized noodles” into Pinterest. You will find that you could literally make a different spiralized noodle recipe for every single day this year. It’s also a great way to impress people at parties and trick yourself into eating healthy food. Hey, whatever works, right?

Zucchini & Beet Noodles with Egg
 
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Recipe type: Main
Cuisine: Gluten-Free
Ingredients
  • 1 golden beet, peeled and spiralized
  • ½ zucchini, spiralized
  • 1 egg, soft boiled
  • 1 tsp. olive oil
  • salt & pepper to taste
Instructions
  1. Spiralize the zucchini and beet and place in a steamer.
  2. Steam for 3-5 minutes or until just tender.
  3. Meanwhile, place an egg in a small saucepan and bring to a boil for 4-5 minutes.
  4. Remove egg from heat and place in ice water to cool.
  5. Peel the egg and slice in half lengthwise. Place atop the noodles.
  6. Place noodles in a bowl and top with the egg.
  7. Drizzle noodles and egg with olive oil.
  8. Season with salt and pepper to taste.
Nutrition Information
Serving size: 1 Calories: 193 Fat: 10 Carbohydrates: 13 Sugar: 10 Sodium: 145 Protein: 10

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So, just remember, if you eat a well-balanced diet, you will crave less sugar. Wishing you strength and perseverance on day 6 of the 30 Day Refined Sugar-Free Challenge!

As always, we send you LOVE and PEACE without grease!

XO, The Glisten Girls

 

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