These days there are heaps of different “fads” with food. Some have gone by the wayside and others have stuck around.
Making vegetables interesting is a great way of keeping yourself and the kids healthy. Zucchini by itself is quite a boring vegetable – but creating them in a different way and adding ingredients to it – it becomes a WOW vegetable and so versatile.
Feed Me Healthy have created for Hotplates for Healthy Hearts a great recipe showcasing Zucchini
- 125 gms chicken breast
- 1 large zucchini spiralized See Notes
- 1 clove garlic grated
- 1 tsp smoked paprika
- Pinch of chilli flakes
- 1/2 pinned cherry tomatoes halved
- 20 gms south cape low fat Greek Feta
- Fresh basil leaves
- 2 tsp olive oil
- Salt & Pepper
Brush oil over hotplate, season chicken with paprika and cook for 2-3 minutes. Set aside.
Add garlic to the hotplate, stir for 20 seconds and add your zucchini noodles, stir fry for 1-2 minutes (do not overcook as the zucchini will release liquid and go mushy), add cherry tomato, salt & pepper and chilli, stir through, then take off heat.
- Plate the noodles and tomato mixture, top with chicken, tear over Basil leaves and sprinkle with Feta cheese.
- This meal takes 10 minutes to prepare and cook.
Don’t have a spiralizer on hand? Never fear. There are ways you can create zucchini noodles without a spiralizer.
Use a vegetable peeler. Apply light pressure with a vegetable peeler along the sides of the zucchini. You’ll end up with wide, fettuccine-like slices. Here’s a guide to peeling vegetables quickly, with no cut fingers!
Use a knife. Carefully carve strips from the zucchini, working until you reach the core.
Use a grater. For short, rice like zucchini noodles, roughly shred the vegetable lengthwise against a box grater. Press away excess liquid.
Kitchen tip: With all the above methods, be sure to omit the soft seeded core of the zucchini or your zoodles will end up soft and mushy.
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