Made in the crock-pot, this keto-friendly pasta is SOO easy to make! Zucchini noodles keep it low-carb and it is oh-so creamy! The sun-dried tomatoes pack in the flavor so this is a dish I can’t keep all to myself!
For most of my married life my husband has been watching calories. Lately, he is into getting as much nutrition as possible… And somehow doing that with the popular Keto Diet. His diet “needs” along with an abundance of zucchini in our garden, have forced me to try new things. This is how this recipe came to be. Hope you enjoy it!
*This spiralizer has come in handy a ton this summer, but you can make zucchini “ribbons” (aka flat, thin noodles) with a potato peeler if you don’t have a spiralizer.
Since ninety-percent of the time I’m usually focused on healthy, low-calorie foods, it’s pretty fun to switch it up to low-carb, but creamy, indulgent menu options! This packs in about 50 grams of protein, and only 16 carbs… depending on just how big your platefuls are 🙂 My hubby eats A LOT, so this is an average man-sized plate. On a semi-related note, my husband can pack in an ENTIRE Cafe Rio salad and finish off someone else’s plate… Then he’s ready for dessert. Love that man and his crazy big appetite.
I can’t say I love the keto (or keto-genic) diet myself. While I totally don’t judge anyone for how they feel is best to eat, it ends up being a lot of meat at our house. But for weight loss, I have seen it work well for my brother-in-law and sister-in-law. They all say they feel great on the diet, once they are on it for a week or so. At first they got sick with flu-like symptoms actually! Red flag, or no? What do you think about the Keto diet?
Personally, I think anything that is easy and has a base of fresh veggies (without a lot of processed garbage) is a good enough meal for me!