8 Healthy Veggie-Noodle Recipes Made with a Spiralizer

Oct 14 2016
Whether it's a simple handheld version (like the standard Veggetti) or a versatile tabletop variety (Veggetti Pro!), veggie spiralizers offer an insanely easy way to crank out low-calorie noodles. Grab some zucchini, yellow squash, cucumbers, and even apples... Let's SPIRALIZE!

Z'paghetti Girlfredo

1/2 of recipe (about 2 cups): 247 calories, 8g total fat (4g sat fat), 789mg sodium, 30g carbs, 9.5g fiber, 18.5g sugars, 20.5g protein

SmartPoints® value 4*

This isn't a bowl of zucchini noodles coated in some crazy cream sauce. For this dish, we made a phenomenal creamy white sauce with cauliflower as the base! So if you're looking for a way to make a big bowl of veggies taste like an Italian feast, here it is. (Wanna take it up a notch? Try this Avocado Z'paghetti Girlfredo.)

Zucchini So Low Mein with Chicken

1/2 of recipe (about 2 1/4 cups): 277 calories, 6.5g total fat (1g sat fat), 633mg sodium, 24g carbs, 5.5g fiber, 15.5g sugars, 34g protein

SmartPoints® value 4*

Once upon a time, we made lo mein with tofu shirataki noodles. But once we discovered zucchini noodles, we knew we needed another version! Slender strands of squash are the perfect Asian-noodle swap. Think of this recipe the next time you start eyeballing that drawer full of takeout menus. And for more slimmed-down Chinese food, try our Cold Sesame Zucchini Noodles and Zucchini-Noodle & Shrimp Stir-Fry.

Slow-Cooker Veggie-Noodle Soup

1/6th of recipe (about 1 1/3 cups): 56 calories, 0.5g total fat (0g sat fat), 701mg sodium, 10g carbs, 2.5g fiber, 4.5g sugars, 3g protein

SmartPoints® value 0*

That's right: Only about 50 calories in each heaping serving of this yummy soup! When you want something that's going to satisfy your nagging hunger but won't spoil your appetite, this soup is ideal. And since it's prepared in a slow cooker, it practically makes itself. If it's chicken noodle soup you're after, we've got a recipe for that too.

Chicken Sausage 'n Spiralized Veggies

1/2 of recipe (about 1 3/4 cups): 266 calories, 9.5g total fat (3.5g sat fat), 848mg sodium, 23.5g carbs, 6g fiber, 12.5g sugars, 23g protein

SmartPoints® value 4*

Zucchini noodles are spectacular, but if you want to really fool your brain into thinking you're eating standard spaghetti, try yellow summer squash instead! The chicken sausage in this dish makes the whole bowlful of veggies taste incredible. (Pescetarians: Please enjoy these shrimp-topped veggie noodles.)

Go Greek Cucumber-Noodle Salad

1/6th of recipe (about 1 1/4 cups): 92 calories, 4g total fat (1g sat fat), 321mg sodium, 10.5g carbs, 1.5g fiber, 6g sugars, 3.5g protein

SmartPoints® value 2*

Let's cool things down for a bit… as in cool as a cucumber. We love Greek salads, and this recipe is a really fun way to enjoy those classic flavors. Throw in some tomatoes, feta, black olives... We're getting hungry just thinking about it! Keep a big batch in your fridge for unexpected snack attacks.

Zucchini-Noodle Pad Thai

1/2 of recipe (about 2 cups): 260 calories, 8.5g total fat (1g sat fat), 657mg sodium, 25.5g carbs, 6g fiber, 15g sugars, 23g protein

SmartPoints® value 4*

Pad Thai is popular for a reason. The sweet, salty, tangy noodles are basically irresistible. The usual calorie count, though? Not so great. Our DIY version is low in calories, and all the ingredients are supermarket staples. Double score!

Z'paghetti Primavera

1/2 of recipe (about 2 cups): 216 calories, 11g total fat (4g sat fat), 624mg sodium, 20g carbs, 5.5g fiber, 11.5g sugars, 13.5g protein

SmartPoints® value 4*

The bright colors might have you thinking of springtime, but this recipe is a year-round must-make. No decadent sauce needed; this dish gets its flavor from the fresh veggies, garlic, and Parmesan cheese! Simple and classic.

Spiralized Apple Pie

1/2 of recipe (about 2/3 cup): 101 calories, 0g total fat (0g sat fat), 78mg sodium, 26g carbs, 2.5g fiber, 17.5g sugars, 0.5g protein

SmartPoints® value 1*

People, this is a dessert recipe made with apple noodles! It requires a tabletop spiralizer, but recipes like this make those magical contraptions worth the investment. Healthy dessert never looked so fun and tasted so good!

Chew on this:

Today, October 14th, is National Dessert Day. If you don't have a spiralizer for the above apple pie, here are MANY more ways to celebrate!

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