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Courgetti? Zoodles?

Updated: Aug 15, 2020

If you had asked anyone who knows me if I should be a resource on healthy eating, up until five days ago…they probably would have laughed while shaking their head no. I actually even run a food blog that is predominantly pizza, burgers, and pasta (Instagram: @sheffieldonoffer). Recently, once the pressure of a master’s degree program was eliminated, I found myself with time to put effort into cooking. I am taking this month to focus on me (and the job applications I am filling out), which has inspired me to cook more, eat healthier, and start this blog! Today, I made these Courgette (Zucchini) Waffles, and I wanted to share. For those who aren’t bilingual in American English and British English, let me translate for you. British people’s “courgette” is the American “zucchini”. Until this year, I am not sure that I had ever had zucchini, but it actually isn’t that bad! Zucchini is one of the vegetables that has become popular for its ability to be spiralized into a noodle shape, making it a great pasta alternative. I had a waffle maker on hand and a bag of zucchini noodles (zoodles)/courgette spaghetti (courgetti) that needed to be eaten, so I threw together this recipe that came out tasting great!

Ingredients: 8 servings -two eggs -one tablespoon of flour -one yellow onion -100 grams of mozzarella cheese (probably any cheese works) -300 grams of courgetti noodles -1/3 of a pack of plum tomatoes (depends on your pack, I would say this was 8-10 tomatoes)

Directions: As I am new to cooking and healthy eating, I have been sticking to very simple and straight forward recipes and this one is no different. 1. Put the courgetti into the microwave for 2 minutes. 2. Dice the onion into fairly small pieces and put them in a bowl. 3. Cut the plum tomatoes into at least fourths and add them to the onions. 4. Add the mozzarella cheese. 5. Take the courgetti out of the microwave, and place on a paper towel or dish towel. Remove as much water from the courgetti as possible. 6. Cut the courgetti into small pieces, and add to the bowl. 7. Mix the two eggs and one tablespoon of flour in a separate bowl. 8. Add the eggs and flour bowl to the cheese and veggie bowl, and stir thoroughly. 9. Pour the mixture into your waffles maker and let cook until ready. 10. Remove and enjoy! My waffle maker is separated into four squares, and I made two batches resulting in 8 servings. I had two servings for an afternoon snack, and then put the rest in the refrigerator to eat in the next couple of days! For those who want to know the calorie breakdown, each serving ends up being 81 calories. Below is the breakdown of grams of carbs, fat, and protein. Melissa

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