Carb-Cutting Avocado Zoodles

For a low-calorie and low-carb weight loss-friendly dinner, you MUST make this avocado zoodle recipe. Made in about 30 minutes and only 6 SmartPoints, this recipe will soon become one of your favs.

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  • Prep time: 15 minutes
  • Cook time: 10-15 minutes
  • Yield: 5 servings
  • Serving size: 2 cups

Ingredients

Sauce:
    • 1 avocado, peeled and pitted
    • ¼ cup fresh basil
    • 1 tablespoon extra virgin olive oil
    • 1 tablespoon lemon juice
    • ¼ teaspoon salt
    • black pepper, to taste
    • 2 teaspoons minced garlic
Zoodles:
  • ½ teaspoon extra virgin olive oil
  • 1 cup cherry tomatoes, halved
  • 1 (14-ounce) can large artichoke hearts, drained and chopped
  • 10 cups zucchini noodles (from 4 small zucchini, ~2 pounds)

Instructions

  1. To make the sauce: blend all of the ingredients together to a food processor or high-powered blender until smooth, and set aside.
  2. Heat a large skillet over medium-low heat. Add the oil, artichoke hearts and tomatoes. Cook for 4-6 minutes until the tomatoes start to plump and get juicy.
  3. Add the zucchini noodles and the previously set-aside sauce to the skillet.
  4. Season with salt and black pepper, and gently toss together with tongs to evenly coat.

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Nutrition Information

  • Per Serving: (2 cups)
  • Calories: 163
  • Calories from fat: 87
  • Fat: 10g
  • Saturated Fat: 1g
  • Cholesterol: 0mg
  • Sodium: 364mg
  • Carbohydrates: 17g
  • Fiber: 6g
  • Sugar: 7g
  • Protein: 5g
  • SmartPoints: 3

The nutrition content of recipes on 1KRecipes.com has been calculated by Registered Dietitian, Jessica Penner, of Smart Nutrition.

Source: SkinnyMom.com

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