Prepping Not Starving: Zucchini Pasta

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If you know me at all, you know that sometimes I am faced with
Monkey Macros.   Ever know this feeling?
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Do you need your macros done? I can help you

The zucchini pasta bowl above is a fantastic solution to my Monkey Macros situation. It’s also a great filler if you are just flat out hungry.

Zucchini is a volume food and I use green because it cooks very nicely.

The macros on this dish are
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Calories: 87
Fat: 1g
Carbs: 17g
Protein: 5g
Fiber : 5g

 

That is a big bowl of food for just 17 carbs!  It is very filling!

Spiralizers:
If you are prepping or cutting you must buy a spiralizer!
You can get this little one from Walgreens or Target.
This is the Vegetti. It’s just  $14.95 (AS SEEN ON TV)
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The Holtzies upgraded their spiralizer because PREP got real.
We got this badazz version from Amazon Prime for $20!
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It has 3 blades!    Click the pic to order!  $20 bucks. Easy to clean! Whoo hoo.

How to:
Raw Green Zucchini.
Boiling water with a  bit of salt.
Toss the zucchini in for only 30 seconds so it’s still firm.

The mister had sautéed the veggies in a pan with cooking spray and
then added the zucchini.

If you have fats you can add Parm or use your allotted fats for olive oil  or you can go a little crazy and add
butta
These are popcorn seasonings and the macros are
Serving: 1/4 teaspoon  .08 g
Calories: 2
F: 0g
C:0g
P:0g

You can find these on Amazon, Walmart or at your grocery store! There are so many flavors.

Remember: If you have protein available you can certainly add that to your pasta!

Guess what, moms.. your kids will eat this.  🙂

Note to competitors:  I frequently eat between 350-400g of broccoli each day to get my green veggies.  As I’m still in 13 weeks out and still have almost 200 carbs a day, that’s ok.   The carbs for that broc are about 22 and fiber is 12g .  It’s a lot!  However, if you are on a carb cycle or have come to the end of prep and you are lower on carbs, you can substitute zucchini for that green veggie.  It does have fiber but not as much as the broccoli so make sure you are still reaching your fiber  goals.

Happy Prepping!