Zucchini Pasta

Hello 2013!  As I sit here and write this post, I think about all that happens in 365 days!  I strive to include interesting and unique recipes for everyone’s palate.  I try to provide alternative ideas, to help you branch out. Try something new.  I hope you all had a chance to listen to the podcast interview with Heather from Half Size Me.

I am a real person, who struggles with my weight, just like many of you.  I do believe that it could be worse, if I didn’t make meals that are healthy, or meals that would otherwise be taboo by doing my best to provide you with a lightened up version.  Sometimes I get lost in my dessert world and need to step back and balance things out.  I did manage to let the holiday’s get the better of me.  Too many dessert’s were made in the last 60 days.  I think that may be part of the 360 degrees of weight management.  We live in a real world that surrounds us with serious sinful foods.  My hope is that by lightening up some not so healthy recipes, that helps you satisfy that craving.

I am asking all of you to please leave me a comment, either here, or on my Facebook page, to let me know what types of foods you want to see more of on Nosh My Way.  After all, this site is more about you than it is about me.  Which is why I don’t necessarily write about the pitfalls and triumphs of healthy weight management.  There are many websites that do write about it on a daily basis.

So let’s all start out the year with a bang and stay on the healthy side!

I wanted to share this Zucchini” Pasta” recipe with you, as a great start to the new year.  Here is your chance to splurge on the cheese since the zucchini is zero Points Plus. Ii made this for lunch and it was filling and satisfying without all the carbs.

Tip:  Weigh your cheese.  I weighed 1 ounce of parmesan on my kitchen scale for 3 PP.

1/4 cup of parmesan is 6 points plus.  I tried to show you the difference in these photos.


As you can see the parmesan in the 1/4 cup measure, which is overflowing with cheese is the same 1 ounce of cheese on the scale.

Weighing foods on the scale will generally yield a larger portion than using a standard measuring cup.

After I made the dish, I discovered that I didn’t need the entire ounce of grated cheese, 1/2 ounce was perfect for me.

Zucchini Pasta recipe

Here is the recipe.

Zucchini Pasta

Author: Nosh My Way
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Cook time:
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  • 1 Zucchini, cut into strips
  • 1/2 Tablespoon grapeseed oil (feel free to use olive or canola too)
  • 1/2 ounce parmesan cheese, freshly grated
  • pepper to taste
  • coarse sea salt
  1. There are two ways you can cut the zucchini into lengthwise strips. The first way would be to use a vegetable peeler and peel strips and rotating the zucchini. The other way is to use a mandolin or slicer to make your strips.
  2. Heat the oil in a medium-size pan.
  3. Season the zucchini with pepper. Don’t add any salt in this step.
  4. Saute the zucchini until they start to brown about 3 to 4 minutes.
  5. Place on a plate, sprinkle a bit of sea salt on top then top with the grated cheese.

3 PP per serving

Cheers to 2013!





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Zucchini Pasta — 9 Comments

  1. I love zucchini! I also love cheese! This is a great recipe and a quick one. I know this would be a popular one in my house!

    I try to not say the word diet. I work hard to eat good food all the time. I know I could stand to loose a few pounds, but when I say the D word, I just want “bad” food. I love all of your recipes and will follow you whatever direction you go!

    • Thank you Cynthia. I like the phrase healthy weight management better than the “D” word myself. Thank you also for your continued support.

  2. I bought zucchini yesterday, but don’t have any parmesan 🙁 I look forward to trying this when i get some. Thanks for all your hard work posting recipes, I need to work on eating more vegetables, so would love some vegetable recipes (not mushrooms though!)

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    • Thank you Cindy. When I made it for lunch I only made one zucchini. I wished I had made two! it was that good. I love Vegetarian Mamma.