Quick and Easy Veggie Noodle Dish

It’s Sunday night, it’s dinner time, it’s snowing, AND there’s not much in the fridge.   I do not want to leave the comforts of my home to go to the grocery store, because the fire blazing and I’m veggin’ out in my yoga pants and flannel.

I rummage through the fridge to see what I can come up with for a quick and healthy meal.  In a pinch, I must say, I can be quite creative! Here’s what I found: a squash, zucchini, carrots, a mix of tomatoes, and some greens.  I decided I would make a veggie stir-fry.

photoWhat you will need:

1 Zucchini
1 Summer Squash
A handful of small tomatoes
1 Carrot
2 Cups of greens
3-4 Tbs of Olive oil
Seasonings of you choice (I used a tomato, basil and garlic mix, along with pink Himalayan sea salt and black pepper)

With a Veggie Spiralizer make the squash and zucchini noodles.  Grate the carrots and chop up the tomatoes and greens. Place all your veggies in a bowl.  Drizzle about 2 tbs of olive oil over the veggies, and add your seasoning. Then gentle massage and mix your veggies by hand.  On medium to low heat, sauté your veggie mix in 1-2 Tbs of olive oil for 8-10 minute.  Then enjoy!!!

photo 2Super quick, easy, AND healthy.  I added some hemp seed to my dish for some extra protein.  It was so delicious! My 13 year old devoured it and made sure to save a portion to take for her lunch tomorrow.  I think this would also be yummy served cold! ENJOY!!!

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

************UPDATE 3/22/15*************

I loved this recipe so much that I made it again a few nights ago.  This time I added peppers, sun-dried tomatoes, chickpeas, black olives and I topped it with sprouts, avocados and pecans! Wit the left overs I used as  a burrito filling and it was AMAZING!!!!

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2 thoughts on “Quick and Easy Veggie Noodle Dish

  1. Jen

    Hi Jen-

    I was wondering when did you make your lifestyle change to vegan? And how did you find yourself going about it? I’m looking to make the change (slowly, as others in the household are not for this). What would give for advise on how to convert and a smoothe transaction. What are things that help the family sway as well? Any good books to read, with additional information? I’m all ears! 🙂 Thanks a bunch! ~ Jen

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    1. Jen Post author

      Hi Jen,
      Thanks for the questions! 🙂 I do not profess myself as vegan, simply because being vegan means to use NO animal products (in your diet, wardrobe, home, or any other part of your life). I do consume honey, and it’s one of the staples in my diet. However, I completely understand the struggles of having a family does not follow the same lifestyle choices or diet. My fiancé, step daughter and oldest son will not give up meat. I have been able to get the to reduce the amount of meat they eat though. I suggest starting this transition with meal planning, and plan 2-3 dinners a week as vegan meals. The other nights you can create dishes that you can make vegan by leaving meat out of your portions. Things like pasta, stir fry, and soups are great options when needing to make a vegan version. Also start by baking them yummy vegan deserts, this is where you can win them over! 🙂 And you can make a lot of deserts raw, which will be delicious, but super healthy! This is how I phase into eating a more “vegan” diet. Going vegan can be tricky, because a lot of time people just switched to the pre-made processed vegan foods and then do not get the nutrition they need to be healthy. I made this mistake early on, then finally made my way to a whole foods plant-based diet. My favorite book is “Un-diet” by Meghan Telpner, there is not only recipes but great lifestyle tips. I also love Robin Robertson books, especially “Vegan on the Cheap.” Mimi Kirk has some great books on eating raw, and has some yummy recipes!!!! Hope this helps, and best of luck on your journey. I’ll be post videos soon on how I make my raw vegan chocolate, so check back in a few days! 🙂

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