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Recipes

Shred before you Wed is a blog that includes healthy recipes that are grain free and paleo friendly. They are perfect for the bride or woman wanting to eat well and lose body fat. 

Zucchini Noodles with Avocado Pesto

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One of our go-to's since we have been eating grain-free is zucchini noodles. We bought a spiralizer last year & have used it so much - definitely worth the investment! We found ours for about $35 so they really aren't too bad, especially if you use it often :) 

This pesto is a recipe I have found from multiple other blogs/pinterest pins & is pretty standard for an avocado pesto! I do spice it up a bit by adding garlic & a little paprika if you're feeling riskayyy ;)

Let me know if you try it out! 

Ingredients:

  • 2 large zucchini (4 if you want leftovers for lunch next day!)
  • 1 avocado
  • 1 pack (about 1 cup basil)
  • 1 small lemon, juiced)
  • 2 tbsp pine nuts (usually found in the bulk foods aisle)
  • 2-3 tbsp water
  • 1-2 garlic cloves 
  • 1/2 tsp sea salt
  • 1/4 tsp paprika (optional)
  • olive oil for stovetop
  • 1 lb ground meat of your choice for meatballs
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Directions:

  • Preheat oven to 375 F - create meatballs, place on foil & bake for 15-20 minutes until cooked through
  • Wash the zucchini with warm water
  • Slice off one end of the zucchini & use the spiralizer to make noodles
  • Saute noodles on stovetop (low heat) with olive oil until soft
  • While the meatballs are cooking & the noodles are on the stovetop, make the pesto:
  • Combine avocado, basil, pine nuts, garlic, lemon juice, salt & paprika in a blender or nutribullet until well combined
  • Top zucchini noodles with avocado pesto & meatballs. Enjoy!
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