This 5 Minute Cheesy Zucchetti Bowl is a healthy, gluten free and low carb lunch or dinner! A vegan and whole30 friendly meal, packed with veggies and fiber that is under 400 calories!
PIN 5 Minute Cheesy Zucchetti Bowl
Can I borrow you for, liiiike, 5 mins?
So, ummm, pretty much what your healthy-food-that-tastes-yummy dreams are MADE OF.
This 5-minute cheesy zucchetti bowl has been one of those lunches on rep-EAT lately. It’s got this addictingly creamy, “cheesy” sauce with saucy tomato, zesty garlic, tangy capers and a HEAVY hand of fresh basil that make lunch-eating-you SO happy to be eating vegetables.
Maybe even happier than how happy I told you that the Mediterranean low carb broccoli salad was going to make ya.
The real star of this nourishing lunch bowl is the cheese less-cheese-sauce. <–SAY WHAT? Cheese-less cheese that actually tastes like cheese is a thing that exists in the universe?
I know, that’s a lot of cheese in one sentence. Stay with me.
Like the vegan mac and cheese and vegan broccoli cheese soup, nutritional yeast is swooping its flavorful little self in to give our taste buds an ooey-gooey-cheesy hug, along with packing some SERIOUS protein, iron and B vitamins.
I also like to get a little adventurous and add some roasted chickpeas into the action. A little fiber to keep ya full, more plant-powered protein AND that CRUNCHY texture that balances out the tender zucchini noodles in a way that makes you just want to KEEP ON EATING.
Muscle building bowls of cheese AND deliciousness, my internet friends. <– I told you this 5 minutes was going to be worth it.
Besides being perfect for the no-time-to-make-lunch-life that I know we all live, this snappy little bowl of wholesome goodness and general yumminess, could totally double up as a fancy-person-you-date-night kinda dinner.
Your tongue is going to taste those fresh-acidic tomatoes, with creamy swirls of cheese, poppin’ with garlic and fresh basil and be thinkin’ that you’re munching out at a 5 STAR Italian restaurant. Except – PSYCH – this fancy-pants of a meal was made by Y-O-U in only 5 minutes.
Sooo, uhhh, put down your phone and cancel that Uber Eats order, ‘cause you can DO THIS.
This nourishing, plant-powered bowl is brought to your from “Nourishing Superfood Bowls!” IE: the most amazing, healthy and COLORFUL cookbook, filled with – you guessed it – good-for-you bowl recipes from my friend Lindsay. <– If you don’t know her, she runs the blog Cotter Crunch and you must check it out!
I think it’s safe to say that we can all agree that “bowl food” is the best food, so all 75 of her recipes? SO GOOD RIGHT NOW. So good FOREVER.
They’re also all gluten free and made from simple-yet-tasty real, whole and nourishing food. Whether you’re paleo, vegan, low carb, grain free, WHATEVER, there is gonna be some bowl-goodness for YOU in this beautiful cookbook.
From breakfast to lunch to dinner, and even DESSERT, this book of bowls has it ALL. You can be face-planting into a bowl of goodness for literally EVERY SINGLE MEAL.
Did you read that: there’s DESSERT BOWLS. Liiiike a peanut butter cookie dough parfait bowl.
WANT. NEED. LOVE.
Effortless, easy-eats for your lunch-munchin’ face.
This bowl of cheesy-veggie dreams knows what’s up.
5 Minute Cheesy Zucchetti Bowl
- 2 Small zucchini, spiralized with blade b
- 1/3 Cup Nutritional yeast (30g)
- 1/4 Cup Unsweetened almond milk
- 1 Tbsp Olive oil
- 1/4 tsp Garlic, minced
- Sea salt, to taste
- Pepper, to taste
- 2 Tbsp Tomato sauce
- 1 Plum tomato, thinly sliced
- Pinch of Italian seasoning
- Fresh basil or parsley, for garnish
- Crushed red pepper flakes
- 1 Tbsp Capers
- Roasted chickpeas, chicken etc optional
- Place the zoodles into a bowl and press with paper towel to remove excess moisture. Drain the excess water from the bowl.
- In a microwave-safe bowl, combine the yeast, almond milk, oil and garlic. Cook in the microwave for 30 to 45 seconds until warm. Remove and risk the mixture until combined. Add the salt, pepper and tomato sauce and whisk again.
- Toss with the zucchini noodles and add the sliced tomato, a sprinkle of Italian seasoning, basil, red pepper flakes and capers. Add chickpeas or chicken, if using
FOR THIS RECIPE, I RECOMMEND:
WEIGHT WATCHERS POINTS PER SERVING: FREESTYLE SMART POINTS: 7 POINTS+: 8. OLD POINTS: 7
(not including chickpeas, chicken etc.)
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