I’ve been experimenting with the Paleo diet lately to see how it feels, and it feels really good. I know it’s not a new diet plan, especially being all “caveman”-like, but, I never gave it much thought before on account of it seeming so difficult to follow. No grains, no dairy, no processed sugar. ARGHHHHH.
That always seemed hard to do, but, forays into intermittent fasting kind of opened the door to me thinking following this kind of diet plan is not so hard after all.
And actually I have made these kinds of noodles before, and was very excited to see a recipe for them in a paleo cookbook. Only a couple of changes to the sauce, peanuts are a no-no on the paleo diet, but all other nuts and seeds are okay.
Paleo Noodles (makes 4 servings)
2 large zucchinis
1 clove garlic
Juice of one lime
Red pepper flakes
1/2 teaspoon rice vinegar
1/2 teaspoon soy sauce (not paleo ingredient)
1/4 cup sunflower seed butter
1/4 cup almond milk
1. Julienne the zucchini via a mandoline into noodles, set aside
2. Mix all ingredients from garlic to almond milk in a food processor to make a sauce, add almond milk after all ingredients have been blended.
3. Pour the sauce over the noodles, distribute evenly over all the noodles.
I added leftover chicken to the noodles, but, any protein will do or even some cut up veggies.
~125 calories, 450 mg potassium, 5 g/protein, 32 mg/vitamin C per serving