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By: Lauren McRae
From A (acorn) to Z (zucchini), squash is brimming with nutrients and is low in calories and carbs—especially summer squash. This veggie can be the star of the show if you stuff, sauté, roast or grill. Or, shred it and sneak it into other meals like meatloaf, casseroles, stews and even baked breads. This squash recipe lightens up a favorite weeknight staple while still packing oodles of flavor.
Zucchini Noodles with Mushroom Marinara (makes two servings)
Olive oil1/4 cup diced yellow onion (about 1/2 small)1 garlic clove, minced4 oz. mushrooms, sliced1 cup crushed tomatoes, no salt added1/2 tsp. salt-free Italian seasoning1/8 tsp. sea salt1/8 tsp. black pepper1/8 tsp. cinnamon4 oz. zucchini noodles1 tbsp. minced fresh basil