Spag Bol with Zucchini noodles – my personal favourite

Spaghetti Bolognese is definitely comfort food. I can’t make it as well as my mom but still, it’s pretty good! I like to lighten it up with swapping out pasta for baby marrow noodles.

Serves 4, Takes about 30 minutes

What you’ll need:

  • 500gr beef mince (or 1 tin lentils for meat free version)
  • 1 chicken stock cube
  • 4 chopped tomatoes (or 1 tin diced tomatoes – preferably organic)
  • 1 brown onion, finely diced
  • Extra Virgin olive oil
  • 1 tsp oregano
  • 1 minced garlic clove
  • Salt & Pepper to taste
  • Baby marrow (zucchini) noodles (Make your own or buy ready made)

Lets get cooking:

  1. Saute chopped onion in E.V. Olive Oil until soft & golden.
  2. Then add the mince and brown. Break the mince up with your spoon or spatula so there aren’t any large chunks.
  3. Once mince has browned, add the tomatoes, oregano, garlic, and crumble in the chicken stock cube. Stir until combined.
  4. Allow to simmer for 10-15 minutes – stir occasionally.
  5. Use a vegetable spiralizer or mandoline slicer to make your baby marrow (zucchini) noodles (or buy ready made from woolworths).
  6. Place noodles into a microwaveable container with a lid and microwave for 3 minutes – allow to sit in the container for a further 2 minutes before serving.

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Tasty Treat – Bunless Burger withSweet Potato & Zucchini oven fries

It’s not quite as healthy as a salad, but is still a healthier version of a burger and chips!

Ingredients:

  • Fresh beef burger patties from your favourite butcher/supermarket
  • Brown Onion
  • Sweet Potato
  • Zucchini
  • Olive Oil
  • Salt & Pepper
  • Paprika
  • Parmesan
  • Avocado or Guacamole (Woolworths make a really good one that lasts a few days)
  • Grated Cheese for topping

Get Cooking:

  • Turn oven on to 180 degrees
  • Sweet potatoes:
    • Chop into chip-like shapes
    • Place chips into a bowl, drizzle with olive oil & season with salt & pepper and mix in the bowl until all chips are coated evenly
    • Spay 2 baking trays with spray & cook and spread sweet potato chips out on the one tray. Pop into the oven for 15 minutes. The sweet potato takes longer than the Zucchini so they need to go in first.
  • Zucchini:
    • Chop into chip-like shapes
    • Place chips into a bowl, drizzle with olive oil & season with pepper & paprkia and mix in the bowl until all chips are coated evenly (I didn’t add salt because the Parmesan is quite salty)
    • Spread Zucchini chips out on the one tray and top with a bit of Parmesan. Pop into the oven after the sweet potatoes have been in for 15 minutes. Set timer to another 15 minutes.
  • Onion & Burgers:
    • In a pan, fry the onion and the burger patties
    • Top burger patties with onion, cheese & guacamole

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