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Tasty Tuesday~Zucchini Noodle Jack Pot!

Zucchini “noodles” are getting RAVE reviews and since they are ZERO SmartPoints, I’ve been wanting to try them for a while now.  I even ordered my “Veggetti Pro” from Amazon, but I have been less than enthusiastic about taking the time to actually make them, so it’s never been used.  (Is it just me, or should they have tried to come up with better name for this gadget that turns vegetables into spiral-like-noodles??)

So, last week, when I was walking through my Jewel produce section and I stumbled across zucchini noodles already cut, I felt like I hit the zucchini noodle jackpot!  Some of you have told me Jewel cuts these fresh, but this is the first time I’ve seen them and I was elated!

So here’s what I did just and it was Y-U-M.  I mean Y-U-M!  Best of all, it was so low in Smart Points I want to eat it every night :))


 

 

Warm Zucchini Noodles with Goat Cheese and Shrimp

Entire Recipe: 10 SmartPoints

Serves: 2 GENEROUS Portions, 5 Smart Points Each

 

INGREDIENTS

4 Cups Zucchini Noodles (0 SmartPoints)

2 Ounces Goat Cheese (5 SmartPoints)

12 Ounces  of Shrimp (5 SmartPoints)

2T Minced Garlic (0 SmartPoints)

3/4C Sun Dried Tomatoes chopped (0 SmartPoints)

1 Ounce Grated Parmesean (4 SmartPoints)

1t Onion Salt

Salt & Pepper to taste

 

1.) Remove tails from the shrimp and sauté in a pan coated with olive oil Pam and 1T minced garlic.  Set side.

2.) Re-coat the same pan with olive oil Pam, add second T of garlic and sauté the zucchini noodles.  As the start to soften up, add salt, pepper, onion salt and sun dried tomatoes.

3.)  Add goat cheese and stir until fully melted.

4.) Stir the cooked shrimp back into the mixture.  Sprinkle the parmesan cheese over the top and let it melt down a bit.

5.)  Serve and ENJOY!!!

HINT

Trader Joe’s carries pre portioned goat cheese medallions, which are SUPER handy!  No on in my house likes goat cheese but me, so this way I have a perfectly portioned serving (3 SmartPoints each) for one when I want it and it’s FRESH.

 

What other amazing ways have you used zucchini noodles to make healthy, low-in-SmartPoints recipes???  PLEASE SHARE!

Gotta run….Today is Tuesday, so I am off to the Schaumburg Weight Watchers Store to lead our 10am meeting.  Hope to see many of you there!

 

All is well,

 

Terra

 

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  • Marsha Pedersen
    August 30, 2016 at 8:14 am

    Good to know that one can have fresh zucchini “noodles” without having to buy the contraption for making them. I have waaay too many gadgets and appliances sitting unused on shelves in my basement! Thanks for the tip about the goat cheese medallions. Once I open a package, it usually sits in the fridge until it gets oookie and has to be tossed. Speaking of low-impact foods, it’s time for me to whip up another batch of one-point chili. The half-container of it that I had in the fridge mysteriously disappeared after I went to bed the other night. And an orange-colored bowl and spoon were sitting in the kitchen sink. My hubby likes it too!