zucchini wraps

Crunchy Zucchini Noodle Avocado & Feta Wrap

Main Dishes

My new obsessions in life are wraps! I still like sandwiches, but wraps are so much more fun to be creative with and they are super easy to prepare. All you do is throw ingredients on to a tortilla or lettuce wrap and you are golden! It is also makes it fun for kids and adults to let loose and set those creative foodie ideas free! Today I made a Crunchy Zucchini Noodle Avocado & Feta Wrap that fills me up but doesn’t make me feel too full. Plus with all those yummy fresh veggies and ingredients, how can my taste buds say no?!

zucchini wrap

creating the wrap

creating the wrap

Ingredients

1 tortilla (I used a low carb whole grain tortilla)
2 T hummus
¼ avocado, sliced
Salt
Pepper
A few shredded or sliced carrots
¼ cup black beans
½ zucchini
3 T crumbled feta cheese

Directions

1. Place the tortilla on a large plate. Spread the hummus in the middle leaving the edges bare.
2. Top the hummus with avocado slices then season with salt and pepper.
3. Add the carrots and beans.
4. With a Spiralizer, sprialize ½ a zucchini and place on top of the wrap. Then sprinkle with feta cheese on top as the finishing touch
5. Roll the wrap and cut into two halves. Use a toothpick to skewer each side before cutting so that the wraps don’t unwrap
6. Get down and enjoy that mouthful of fresh goodness!

spiralized zucchini

Spiralized Zucchini

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curly fries

Sweet Potato Shoestring Curly Fries

Snacks

Yes. I am making sweet, sweet, sweet potato shoestring fries! And the best part, they are curly! These babies are the best and make for an excellent light snack or an impressive side dish. It is amazing how simple it is to make these and how little ingredients are needed to make it. You can also use regular potatoes to make just plain ole’ French fries too!

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Ingredients

  • 1-2 sweet potatoes (or regular potatoes)
  • Salt
  • Pepper
  • Olive oil

Directions

  1. Preheat the oven to 400 degrees F.
  2. Spiralize the sweet potatoes with your handy dandy Spiralizer using the blade with the bigger triangles.
  3. Then with a knife cut the potato noodles into smaller bite-sized fries.
  4. Place the fries on to a cooking sheet and space them out evenly.
  5. Coat each fry with olive oil and then sprinkle with salt and pepper.
  6. Cook until crispy for about 15 minutes. Keep an eye on them.
  7. Remove from the cooking sheet and they are ready to be served and indulge!

sweet potato

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apple granola crumble

Apple Granola Crumble

Breakfast, Dessert

Warm apple slices with sprinkled cinnamon is a smell of my childhood. This recipe just brings me back to when I was a little girl. It is a perfect dish that brings out those warm fuzzy feelings of comfort. It’s like grandma’s apple pie, but easier and not so many calories. Get ready to hop into this time machine as I take you back with this recipe to a cozy apple crumble that you might of experienced in your childhood.

apple granola crumble   apple granola crumble

Ingredients

2 Granny Smith apple
1 Fuji or Honeycrisp apple (use any kind of apples that you want)
¼ cup maple syrup
2 T ground cinnamon (use more or less to taste)
1 ½ cup of granola (use any kind of granola you want, you can use Paleonola [Amazon affiliate link] to make it paleo)

apples       spiralized apple

Directions
1. Heat the oven to 400 degrees F.
2. Spiralize the apples with your Spliralizer (using Blade A- the slicer blade) and place the apple slices in a small cast-iron skillet or a small bake pan.
3. Drizzle half of the maple syrup on the apples and sprinkle half of the cinnamon over all the apples.
4. Bake in the oven for 5 minutes and remove. Sprinkle the granola to cover all the apples and drizzle the remaining maple syrup and cinnamon over the whole area.
5. Bake for 10-15 until the top is golden brown and crispy and the apples are completely soft.
6. Remove this baby from the oven and enjoy by itself, with Greek yogurt, or with Arctic Zero vanilla ice cream! So many options! YUM!

apple and maple syrup apple with cinnamon apple crumble

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zucchini noodles with avocado cream sauce

Zucchini Noodles with Creamy Avocado-Basil Sauce

Main Dishes

zucchini noodles and avocado basil cream sauce

This is a great dish to have when you are craving a fresh healthy meal, but don’t feel like actually cooking something up. The creamy avocado-basil sauce is really fantastic and light. It doesn’t end up leaving you have that full bloated feeling that you would normally get with thick heavy creamy sauces. The noodle dish itself is not only super good, but also is just beautifully vibrant with the colorful fresh veggie ingredients.

Zucchini noodles with avocado cream sauce

Ingredients

  • 2 zucchinis
  • 1 cup cherry tomatoes
  • ½ cup fresh basil leaves
  • Salt
  • Pepper

Ingredients for the Avocado Basil Sauce

  • 1 avocado
  • 1 T basil seasoning
  • ½ T garlic
  • ½ cup olive oil
  • 1 T lemon juice
  • ½ tsp salt

avocado                      zucchini

Directions

  1. Prepare the sauce by mixing all the ingredients thoroughly until smooth. Add more olive oil if the consistency is too thick. Taste test and adjust as necessary. You can also use a Food Processor if you have one. I just mixed them thoroughly by hand.
  2. With a Spiralizer spiralize zucchinis with Blade C (the small noodle tray option) and place into a bowl. Add in cherry tomatoes cut in half, basil leaves, salt and pepper. Then toss with ½ of the Avocado Basil Sauce and taste test to add more sauce.
  3. Ready to be served and devoured!

zucchini and avocado saucezucchini avocado basil sauceYou can even buy your own Spiralizer on my Amazon affiliate link here! Yay!

Check out my recipe featured on Further Food along with nutritionalist commentary: Zucchini Noodles With Creamy Avocado Basil Sauce

Check out my recipe featured on Beyond Type1: Zucchini Noodles with Creamy Avocado Basil Sauce

cucumber salad

Mediterranean Cucumber Noodle Feta Salad

Main Dishes

Simplicity at its best. Here is a super simple salad that is just delicious and it’s one of my favorite salads to have. Serve this as a huge salad for lunch or add some chicken with it for yummy dinner.

Mediterranean Cucumber Salad

Ingredients

  • 1 cucumber
  • Mixed greens lettuce
  • ¼ cup crumbled feta cheese
  • Olive oil
  • Balsamic vinaigrette
cucumber

Spiralized Cucumber

Directions

  1. Spiralize with a Spiralizer the cucumber (using Blade A) and add into a bowl.
  2. Mix lettuce, feta cheese, and cucumber in the bowl.
  3. Pour in olive oil and balsamic vinaigrette on salad as much or as less as you want. Toss all ingredients together again.
  4. You’re done! Eat up!

Cucumber Salad

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winnie and zucchini

Even my pet bunny, Winnie, loves the spiralized leftovers too!