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Healthy Cold Sesame Zucchini Noodles

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Bite it! HG's Cold Sesame Zucchini Noodles
HG's Cold Sesame Zucchini Noodles

Open Sesame!

Forget crop tops and rompers -- zucchini noodles are THE summer trend to adopt. And they work perfectly in this peanut-sauced, no-cook dish... Watch how it’s made!

Prep: 10 minutes
Chill: 15 minutes

Ingredients:
1 tbsp. reduced-sodium/lite soy sauce
1 1/2 tsp. plain rice vinegar
1 1/2 tsp. powdered peanut butter (or defatted peanut flour)
1 tsp. sesame oil
Half a packet no-calorie sweetener (like the kind by Truvia)

1/4 tsp. crushed garlic 

1/8 tsp. ground ginger

10 oz. (about 1 large) zucchini 

2 tbsp. chopped scallions
1 tsp. sesame seeds
Optional topping: crushed red pepper

Directions: 


To make the sauce, in a small bowl, combine soy sauce, vinegar, powdered peanut butter (or peanut flour), sesame oil, sweetener, garlic, and ginger. Using a fork, whisk until uniform.

Using a spiral vegetable slicer like the Veggetti, cut zucchini into spaghetti-like noodles. (If you don't have a spiral veggie slicer, peel zucchini into super-thin strips, rotating the zucchini as you slice it.) Roughly chop for shorter noodles.

Place zucchini noodles in a medium bowl. Add sauce, and toss to coat. Cover and refrigerate until chilled, at least 15 minutes.

Give mixture a stir, and top with scallions and sesame seeds.

MAKES 1 SERVING

Serving Size: 1 bowl (entire recipe)
Calories: 137
Fat: 7.5g
Sat Fat: 1g
Sodium: 576mg
Carbs: 15g
Fiber: 4g
Sugars: 8.5g
Protein: 7g

PointsPlus® value 4*
SmartPoints® value 3*

Fight it! Cold Sesame Noodles, Average
Cold Sesame Noodles, Average

Cold Comfort...

Chilled noodle dishes can be quite deceptive. A steaming plate of spaghetti in meat sauce is clearly a calorie situation, while seemingly innocent cold sesame noodles slide under the radar. But, hello... It's still carby pasta dressed in a sauce made from peanut butter and oil! Not the best use of your calorie budget. Luckily, we've got two secret weapons: zucchini noodles and powdered peanut butter! Slash starches and excess fat, get more veggies in your life, and be the envy of any onlookers... That's using your noodle!

Serving Size: 1 bowl (typical portion)
Calories: 585
Fat: 20g
Sodium: 1,215mg
Carbs: 101g
Fiber: 6g
Sugars: 20g
Protein: 18.5g

PointsPlus® value 17*

 
 

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