Whole30 Pasta Idea: Zoodles and Sugar-Free Red Sauce
The one thing that stops me from eating healthy at every meal is the amount of meal prep that is involved. Between chopping, mixing, straining and cooking, it can be an overwhelming task after a busy day at work to saute up a fresh pasta sauce. However, the Ninja Intelli-Sense Kitchen System with Auto-Spiralizer made healthy eating a possibility in a hurry. Plus, it’s a sleek gadget with a touchscreen that changes its settings depending on what attachment is on it. Get ready to whip up a batch of homemade sugar-free pasta sauce with al dente zoodles.
The secret to prepping a healthy meal without a lot of fuss was the Ninja Intelli-Sense Kitchen System with Auto-Spiralizer. It has 12 smart programs to help you create the perfect blend every time. Salsa, pizza dough, cocktails, and even ice cream can be mixed in one touch. Forget your food processor and blender. Downsize to just ONE appliance that does it all.
There are different attachments that work with the Smart Base to create four different appliances. There is a 72 oz. Total Crushing® Blender, 64 oz. Precision Processor™, 24 oz. Single-Serve Cup, and Auto-Spiralizer. For this recipe, we used both the blender and the auto-spiralizer for fast blending.
The first thing you noticed is the touchscreen that changes its settings depending on what attachment is on it. Whether it is the food processor or the single serving cup, the base will customize your options. At the heart of the product is still a Ninja blender with its super-powered motor and durable design. We’ve used a Ninja as our primary blender and food processor for the last few years, which earned it a reputation for being dependable. The system also comes with an inspirational recipe guide that will help you get the most out of your Ninja system. The spiralizer attachment was something we were excited to test out so we came up with a relatively quick and easy recipe that was also healthy. After a trip to the local farmer’s market, we got everything to make our own red sauce from scratch, including Florida-grown tomatoes, peppers, and mushrooms.
Zoodles and Sugar-Free Red Sauce
A quick sugar-free red sauce with zoodles! It's Whole30 approved!
- 5 large ripe tomatoes
- 5 large zucchini
- 1 bell pepper
- 1/2 red onion
- 1 cup white mushrooms
- 1/4 cup fresh basil
- 2 clove garlic
- 2 tbsp. olive oil
- 1 tsp. herbs de provence
- Salt and pepper
- Quarter tomatoes, peppers, onions, mushrooms and place in food processor with basil, garlic, oil and herbs. Puree on low speed.
- Transfer sauce to medium sauce pan and cook over high heat for 7-10 minutes. add salt and pepper to taste and reduce heat to low. let simmer for 20-30 additional minutes.
- Cut ends off zucchini. Using Ninja spiralizer, cut zucchini into "noodles" and place in steamer pot. Steam noodles until al dente.
- Serve by pouring sauce over noodles. Garnish with a sprinkle of herbs and a fresh basil leaf.
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Nutrition Information:Yield: 1 Serving Size: 1
Amount Per Serving: Calories: 611Total Fat: 32gSaturated Fat: 5gTrans Fat: 0gUnsaturated Fat: 25gCholesterol: 0mgSodium: 370mgCarbohydrates: 77gFiber: 24gSugar: 45gProtein: 21g
How would you prepare your zoodles? Do you like them with a sprinkle of cheese? You’re going to love this sauce!
You might like this baked ravioli too! If you’re looking for Whole30 tips, here’s Whole 30: What’s next? to help you plan for the future after your Whole30 ends.
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