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 the co-author of the best-selling Maximized Living Nutrition Plans, used in natural health clinics worldwide, and a contributing author for its follow-up publication, The Cancer Killers. Dr. Hardick shares his own journey dealing with heavy metal toxicity in Real Detox, his e-Book available on DrHardick.com. An organic food fanatic and green living aficionado, all Dr. Hardick’s passions are anchored in helping others achieve ecologically sound, healthy, and balanced lives. Learn More