I almost always have a zucchini or two in my fridge. They have become a household staple ever since I learned how to work my "Zoodler." I guess the technical name for it is not "Zoodler," but "Spiralizer." There are a ton of different kinds on Amazon, but I will link you to the one I use at the bottom of this post!
Back to zucchini... You always have the option to cut, sautee or bake it but being able to use them as an alternative to noodles- game changer! As a general overview, Zucchini is rich in antioxidants, specifically Vitamin C. About 1 cup (100g) of zucchini contains 30% of your daily need for the vitamin and only 17 calories! (I tend to use the whole zucchini for myself)
Fun fact! the peel is the most nutritious part, so keep it on when you eat it!
In the past week, I have used zoodles as an alternative 3 times! I made a chow mein inspired dish, spaghetti, and tonight - I threw all my vegetables on hand into a pan. I sauteed onions, minced garlic, mushrooms, and of course, zoodles all with some grapeseed oil, sea salt, and Trader Joe's 21 Seasonings. As I am pescatarian, fish or low fat mozzarella cheese were my protein options. Since I teach evening yoga on Tuesdays, I wasn't feeling the idea of cooking salmon, so mozzarella won. For you carnivores, chicken would suit nicely. For my later dinners, this lower carb option is perfect. Carbs = energy and sleep/rest is just the opposite of that.
Asian dishes like chow mein, lo mein, pad thai, italian dishes like alfredo, spaghetti or maybe even a soup, you have limitless possibilities!
OXO Good Grips Handheld Spiralizer, Green (1 Blade)www.amazon.com/OXO-Good-Grips-Handheld-Spiralizer/dp/B013KAW5IQ/ref=sr_1_6?ie=UTF8&qid=1489552954&sr=8-6&keywords=zoodler