Coodles

Coodles or Zoodles

An odd name I know, some people call the zoodles, but I like to call them coodles because I’m still not comfortable calling courgettes zucchini.

These replacement noodles are a brilliant substitute for regular noodles and pasta. An excellent julienne slicer will serve you well when making coodles.

Bowl of coodles

They go with everything

Coodles are a versatile staple in our house. They can be eaten hot or cold, added to a salad or used in your favourite pasta dishes. There are many ways to make and cook coodles depending on what you intend to use them for. I cover off these different techniques in more detail in ways to make and cook coodles. For this recipe, I am going over the easiest way to make coodles.

What do you do?

When setting off on a journey to remove processed foods from your diet, you may stop and ask yourself the question What can I eat instead of rice/couscous/pasta/bread? 

The answer is to find a suitable replacement.

The options are limitless; you can find gluten-free, sugar-free, grain-free, I could go on. An easy way to eat clean and simple is to switch out the standard meal padding of rice/couscous/pasta/bread with a vegetable alternative or something you can make yourself. 

This recipe is the no-frills no added flavour version that can be made and then added to things like chicken carbonara, Bolognese and prawn parmesan coodles.

Coodle recipe

Coodle ingredients
Coodle ingredients

Ingredients

  • 2 carrots
  • 2 courgettes
Take the top and bottom off the carrots with a sharp knife.
Take the top and bottom off the courgettes with a sharp knife.
Julienne the vegetable to create spaghetti strings.
Julienne the vegetable to create spaghetti strings.
Cook the coodles for approximately 3 minutes in boiling water.
Serve hot or cold.
Serve hot or cold.

Coodle

  • Servings: 2
  • Rating: ★★★★★
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This easy to make alternative to pasta is a must know recipe for clean eating, paleo, primal and keto diets.



Credit: Cath @ easycleaneats

Ingredients

  • 2 carrots
  • 2 courgettes

Directions

  1. Take the top and bottom off the carrots and courgettes with a sharp knife.
  2. Julienne the vegetable to create spaghetti strings.
  3. Cook the coodles for approximately 3 minutes in boiling water.
  4. Serve hot or cold.

Nutrition

Per Serving: 54 calories; 0 g fat; 12 g carbohydrates; 2 g protein


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Try this with

  • Chicken carbonara
  • Lemon chicken

Equipment

  • Knife
  • Chopping board
  • Julienne vegetable peeler
  • Saucepan
  • Wooden spoon
  • Colander  

Nutritional disclaimer

Nutrition information is provided as an estimate based on the ingredients used and available in my area (New Zealand). The nutritional information is here to help you understand the recipe; I use MyFitnessPal to generate my estimates. For more accurate nutritional information, please use a nutritional calculator with the ingredients in your area.

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