Hot enough for you? The dog days of summer may officially be over, but the heat isn’t going anywhere. We’re not turning on the stove or oven if we can avoid it, and we’re looking for delicious healthy meals to enjoy that don’t require cooking!
We love salads, but they can become a bit repetitive. That’s why we’re sharing zucchini-based salads today. Zucchini is in season. It’s also low in carbs while being filling. It makes a substantial base that is perfect for a salad starter!
When you want a dinner with a Mediterranean flavor, this one is for you! It’s delicious and light and has just five ingredients! It also takes only ten minutes to prepare. The main bulk of the work is spiralizing the zucchini. You can buy zoodles in the supermarket. They are more expensive. But they save you time and effort. It’s really up to you. Buying a spiralizer has an initial cost. So, if you haven’t had zoodles before, you may want to buy them the first time, try them, and see if you enjoy them enough to purchase a spiralizer for the future. A serving has 109 calories and three grams of carbs. Get the recipe.
We love Caprese salads, but there isn’t enough in them to be a filling main dish. By adding zoodles, you get a main course that’s delicious and satisfying. This is another recipe where you can buy zoodles or spiralize zucchinis yourself. The zoodles also add a different texture to the classic salad, adding crunch. When managing your weight through diet, having many textures in your meals can keep them exciting! A serving has 166 calories, four grams of carbs and one gram of fiber. Get the recipe.
This is an elegant salad. Zucchini, greens, nuts and cheese come together with a lemon and mustard dressing that is light and delicious. It has crunchy macadamia nuts and salty parmesan, and refreshing leafy greens of your choice along with zucchini to make it a meal. This is an excellent dish for nights when you feel almost too hot to eat but still want something delicious and fresh. A serving has 225 calories, 6.4 grams of carbs and 2.4 grams of fiber. Get the recipe.
This one is for the meat-eaters. It’s an Italian pasta salad without the pasta. And, it’s one last recipe using zoodles. Our advice about buying zoodles and trying them to see if you should purchase a spiralizer comes into play again! If you make all three of these recipes, you’ll know if you need to own a spiralizer! This salad believes that more is more with cheese, two kinds of meat, olives, artichokes and more. It’s the perfect salad for people who want to eat salad but find them boring. It’s easy to put together but enjoyable to eat. A serving has 164 calories, 6.5 grams of carbs and 2.2 grams of fiber. Get the recipe.
With these recipes, you can keep your kitchen cool and your stomach happy! We’ll get through these hot summer days soon!