These healthy Whole30 zoodles (spiralized zucchini noodles) and hearty meat sauce combinations will hit the spot when pasta cravings hit!
My favorite Whole30 vegetable noodles
Spiralized zucchini noodles (a.k.a. zoodles) are the original low-carb pasta alternative, and they’re dead-simple to make—provided you have the right tools. I spiralize my own vegetables at home with an Inspiralizer (my favorite spiralizer on the market), but there are plenty of other tools you can use to make your own veggie noodles.
Although zoodles are the most popular vegetable noodles, you can spiralize a whole bunch of different vegetables to sop up various tasty Whole30-compliant meat sauces. Besides zucchini, my favorite veggies to spiralize include carrots, butternut squash, white sweet potatoes, thick broccoli stems, and daikon. You just need to make sure the vegetables you use aren’t too thin or narrow and you’re good to go.
Need more ideas? My pal, Ali Maffucci, has a whole website dedicated to spiralized vegetables!
Want to make Whole30-friendly veggie noodles but don’t have a spiralizer? Try cooked spaghetti squash. If you haven’t tried my Instant Pot Spaghetti Squash recipe, prepare to have your mind blown!
My favorite Whole30-friendly zoodles and meat sauce recipes
Instant Pot Zucchini Bolognese: This simple and quick Whole30-friendly Instant Pot Zucchini Bolognese recipe is a riff on Meghan Markle’s original version, but a whole lot meatier!
Instant Pot Oxtail Stew: This meaty stew is one of my favorite comfort meals any time of year. It’s a cinch to throw together in a pressure cooker and this Whole30-friendly ragu tastes amazing on zoodles, cauliflower rice, or paired with a green salad.
Zoodles and Meatballs: This simple and easy Whole30 weeknight meal is perfect for folks who want a healthier version of traditional spaghetti and meatballs!
Sunday Gravy: If you have a copy of our latest cookbook, Ready or Not!, you can flip to page 152 for the ultimate meaty sauce for your veggie noodles!
A note to my Nomsters: This is one of a series of daily blog posts I’m writing in the month of January 2019 to help those doing a Whole30 to kick off the New Year. Not sure what the Whole30 is, or want info on how to get started? Read my Whole30 prep post—and then come back to Nom Nom Paleo every single day for recipes to inspire, delight, and sustain you on your Whole30!
Looking for more recipe ideas? Head on over to my Recipe Index. You’ll also find exclusive recipes on my iPhone and iPad app, and in my cookbooks, Nom Nom Paleo: Food for Humans (Andrews McMeel Publishing 2013) and Ready or Not! (Andrews McMeel Publishing 2017)!22