Veggie zoodles

Julienning courgettes is a bit of a craze at the mo; and whilst we normally let crazes go RIGHT over our heads, this one actually tastes bloody lovely 🙂

Like a noodle stir fry with more nutritious noodles. DO it!

Prep time: 10 mins
Cook time: 10 mins
Servings: 2
Servings: 2

Ingredients

  • 4 large courgettes, washed and julienned, using a julienne peeler (easy to get)
  • 1 red onion very thinly sliced
  • 1 clove of garlic, crushed
  • 1 red chilli, finely chopped
  • thumb size piece of ginger, finely chopped
  • handful of mange tout
  • 1 red pepper thinly sliced
  • 1 head of broccoli broken into small florets
  • 1 carrot, peeled and julienned
  • 2 large handfuls of washed spinach
  • 10 chestnut mushrooms thinly sliced
  • 90g of cashews or peanuts
  • 1-2 tablespoons of light olive oil
  • sea salt
  • soy sauce, or ketjap manis; and sweet chilli sauce to serve

Instructions

Gently fry the onion, garlic, ginger and chilli then just add all the other ingredients and stir fry!

Serve with soy and sweet chilli sauce.

Nutrition Info

Courgettes

You might not put courgettes at the top of the ‘superfoods’ list but that would be a tragedy as they have a really broad range of nutrients even if not as massively stuffed with one or the other as something like broccoli.

Their top one is copper; copper is needed to make collagen, that vital thing that holds lots of bits of us together! It also helps to convert carbohydrates into energy, as well as incorporating iron into red blood cells. Copper is a co-factor for an enzyme called superoxide dismutase, which is one of the major antioxidant enzymes in your body – a co-factor means a kind of helper.

Courgettes are also an excellent source of manganese, which is great for bones and skin and again is a co-factor for that superoxide thing I mentioned above 🙂

And let’s not overlook their brilliant amount of fibre, essential if you want happy gut flora!

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Portion Guidelines

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