How about a low carb take on a standard pasta dish? I’m talking healthy food swaps here, using fibre rich veggies instead of empty carbohydrates!
I love switching up pasta with spiralized courgette. It still allows me to create absolute mouth watering pasta dishes without leaving me super full, sluggish or feeling unwell. Ready made courgetti are widely available in most supermarkets nowadays, but obviously, we prefer making everything from scratch to preserve as many nutrients as possible here.. Duh! And I pinkypromise you this really doesn’t have to take all that long once you’ve got the right utensils at home.
In order to make courgette spaghetti, a simple spiralizer (Amazon) for as little as 10 bucks will do the trick.
FYI: I also love to spiralize courgette, cucumber and carrots in my salad bowls. Looks pretty and changes up the texture!
Now let’s get cooking: I love this dish! It’s super easy to make, nice and light – which is perfect for dinner -but still feels like a special treat.
This healthy, low carb and protein loaded take on a pasta dish is your perfect weekday dinner.
Here’s what you need:
*1 courgette, spiralized
*125g king prawns (defrosted and peeled)
*8-10 cherry tomatoes, halved
*1 small can of tomato puree
*½ chilli pepper, deseeded and chopped
*1 clove of garlic
*1 handful basil leaves or parsley, finely chopped
*1 handful of rocket
*2 tbsp olive oil
Put the tomatoes, garlic, chilli, tomato purée and a pinch of salt & pepper into a blender or use a handheld blender and blend to a sauce consistency.
Add the spicy tomato sauce into a saucepan and let it simmer for some minutes to get a bit thicker. Add the prawns and let it simmer for another 4-5 minutes. Add the rocket and stir.
Toss the courgetti through the sauce until it begins to soften.
Sprinkle everything with the herbs, some extra salt and pepper and olive oil. Enjoy ♥️