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These healthy Whole30 zoodles (spiralized zucchini noodles) and hearty meat sauce combinations will hit the spot when pasta cravings hit!

A collage of various Nom Nom Paleo Whole30-friendly zoodles and meat sauce.

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.

A person is cranking a spiralizer to make zucchini 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!

A closeup picture of Instant Pot Zucchini Bolognese on a bed of zucchini noodles.

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.

A closeup of Instant Pot Oxtail Stew over zucchini noodles in a black bowl.

Zoodles and Meatballs: This simple and easy Whole30 weeknight meal is perfect for folks who want a healthier version of traditional spaghetti and meatballs!

A closeup picture of Zoodles and Meatballs in a white bowl.

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!

An overhead shot of bowls of zoodles topped with Sunday Gravy.

Want more inspiration from my past January Whole30s? Check out my Day 6 posts from 2018 and 2017!

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)!

About Michelle Tam

Hello! My name is Michelle Tam, and I love to eat. I think about food all the time. It borders on obsession. I’ve always loved the sights and smells of the kitchen. My mother was (and is) an excellent cook, and as a kid, I was her little shadow as she prepared supper each night. From her, I gained a deep, abiding love for magically transforming pantry items into mouth-watering family meals.

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