Zucchini “Noodles” and Tomato Meat Sauce

Zucchini “Noodles” and Tomato Meat Sauce

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Do you want a low-calorie yet hearty “spaghetti” dish that’s not packed with carbohydrates or grains? Try this super easy-to-make Zucchini Noodles and Tomato Meat Sauce recipe for a paleo, gluten-free and healthy meal that won’t make your stomach feel heavy after eating it. Zucchini Noodles or “Zoodles” are a great substitute for pasta as they are simple to prepare, and you can eat them raw or cooked to get more veggies in your diet.

Ingredients

Tomato Meat Sauce:

  • 12 ripe tomatoes (chopped)
  • 2 onions (chopped or diced)
  • 1/2 jalepeno (optional)
  • 1 handful (if fresh) (if dried, 2 tbsp) of each: parsley, basil, oregano
  • salt & pepper to taste
  • 2 tbsp olive oil
  • 1 lb grass fed ground beef

Zucchini Noodles:

  • 1 large zucchini

Optional

  • raw shredded mozzarella cheese

Directions

  1. Add tomatoes, onions, peppers, spices and garlic to a large pot then heat to medium-high and simmer to make sauce.
  2. In a separate pot, brown the ground beef, then add to tomato sauce.
  3. To create wider zucchini noodles, peel the zucchini down to the seeds using a regular peeler and discard the seed part. If you like thin noodles, you can use a spiralizer.
  4. Cook noodles in a pot of boiling water until almost clear.
  5. Strain noodles, top with sauce and raw shredded mozzarella cheese (optional), and serve.

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Dr. B.J. Hardick

About Dr. B.J. Hardick

Raised in a holistic family, Dr. B.J. Hardick is an organic food fanatic, green living aficionado, and has spent the majority of his life working in natural health care. In 2009, he wrote his first book, Maximized Living Nutrition Plans, which has now been used professionally in over 500 health clinics. Dr. Hardick regularly blogs healthy recipes and holistic health articles on his own website, DrHardick.com, and speaks to numerous professional and public audiences every year. In his spare time, he invests his keen interest in sustainable living into urban development in his hometown of London, Ontario.

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