>Been on a cut for about 2 months
>Mom loves to make pasta all the fucking time
>Turn down mom's pasta dishes 90% of the time
>Tell mom I'm watching what I eat and don't feel like counting my cals to deal with eating a heavy pasta dish
>Mom, being mom, decides to run out and get some Zoodle maker thing
>Gives it to me to help me on my diet
Anyone have experience with this thing? I've never heard of zoodles before. How do they taste?
I'm sort of nervous to try it out.
They can be a bitch to clean, but they're great for a cut. A medium sized zuch is like a hundred calories and makes a decent sized plate of pasta. I like to make the pasta with a light Alfredo sauce and some shrimp.
Yea, she's a pretty good listener even though she rarely sits still.
Thanks. I was thinking of maybe making a lomaine type dish with the zoodles. Guess that could work.
I've tried both Zeroodles and Miracle Noodles; never liked them.
Attached pic is my dinner from a couple days ago.
I use "Fiber Gourmet - High Fiber Light Pasta - Penne":
One serving (dry 3/4 cup) is...
Calories 130, Fat 1 g, Saturated Fat 0 g, Trans Fat 0 g, Cholesterol 0 mg, Sodium 120 mg, Carbohydrate 42 g, Fiber 20 g, Sugar 2 g, Sugar Alcohol (Polyols) 0 g, Protein 7 g
So yeah, 42g of carb, but 20g of that is Fiber. That and it's hardly any calories. I enjoyed the fuck out of it.
Also: high five to the mom.
Just about everything I eat is raw. Everything tastes good to me as it naturally is. Never saw the appeal in dousing stuff with oil or frying it or anything.
Anyway, I can't imagine disappointment with Fiber Gourmet. They've got other shaped ones too if anyone was wondering.
I have courgetti (eurofag) bolognese often
I prefer it to spaghetti - it doesn't sit heavy on your stomach and its delicious. Most of the flavour should come from the bolognese anon, so dont worry too much about the courgetti
They're definitely not that high in calories.
You need to shred one courgette for a meal and that amounts to ~35 calories - compared that to the same amount of spaghetti which is around 260 calories.
also forgot to say you can use the cutter on all sorts of veg and you can be totally creative with your meals. I made a carrot hash brown the other day. I make the carrot-noodles, mixed in some fine cut onions and a few eggs, and made them into patties and fried them for my breakfast.
No, they literally refer to the same thing.
Zucchini doesn't have a lot of flavor on its own, you have to season or sauce it.
Don't overcook them or they get soggy.
Squeeze out the excess water with a paper towel.
I used to eat them all the time, but now I got lazy and said fuck it , and just slice the zucchini in little disks , tastes the same
I have one of these at home and use it all the time on zucchini, if you cook it correctly it can take the place of pasta... I mean, it's different but good in its own right and its hella better than grain pasta.
Look up some recipes, your mom is a bro
Dude try it for your mom's sake. And hell, at least every now and then eat her pasta dishes. Always eat your moms food anon, because if the rest of your diet is in check a meal here and there won't hurt you - especially if the rest of your diet is in check and even more so if you're willing to count calories around it. She'll be dead one day anon, and then you can never eat her pasta again. Enjoy it while you can, and make her feel good about it.
>They can be a bitch to clean
Strip/Julienne peeler is a cheap alternative that gives similar results and is easier to clean.