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Fresh Recipe: Zoodles

Monday, January 23, 2017 7:30 AM

Whether you are on a gluten-free diet, watching your carbohydrate intake to manage diabetes or looking for ways to make your meals healthier, Atara Schayer, Registered Dietitian at NorthShore, shares a basic recipe for zoodles and how you can incorporate them into your diet.



  • Medium zucchini
  • Mushrooms, sliced
  • Medium onion, sliced
  • Salt to taste
  • Garlic powder to taste


  1. Spiralize zucchini using a spiralizer – such as a Veggetti – and place on a paper towel and cover with paper towel to absorb some of the water to prevent from becoming too soft.
  2. Lightly grease pan with canola oil spray and sauté a medium onion and 4-5 mushrooms sliced.
  3. Add spiraled zucchini and sauté on a low flame until zucchini is cooked but not too soft.
  4. Lightly salt or season with garlic powder and enjoy.

Other ideas to incorporate zoodles into your meals:

  • Use in place of noodles in your favorite chicken noodle soup recipe.
  • Use in place of angel hair pasta in your favorite pasta salad or add to angel hair pasta dish to bulk up.
  • Use in place of lo mein noodles for chicken and beef lo mein dishes.

Have you prepared zoodles before? What is your favorite way to mix them into your meals?