Zoodles at Noodles & Company

Gluten-free. Plant-based. Eat a rainbow. Hello low-carb noodle option. All this is covered with the new Zoodles at Noodles + Company. Zucchini Noodles are now offered at Noodles + Company + this is a great family dinner for all.

Noodles & Company Zoodles

Did you know zucchini is packed with Vitamin C + potassium? This veggie is a great immune booster + aids heart + kidney health. Zucchini noodles are made from fresh zucchinis spiralized in-house daily. Zoodles can be substituted in any dish. Try them as a fresh gluten-free option!

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Zoodles meets a variety of dietary needs:

- Gluten Free

- Vegan

- Low-carb + Low-calorie: a regular bowl of Zoodles has 60 calories + 11g of carbs. 

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Every bowl is cooked to order. Noodles + Co. offers a taste guarantee. Any guest that orders a bowl of Zoodles + doesn't feel the Zoodle love can get a replacement traditional noodle dish at no additional cost. But, they are so fresh + tasty, I'm sure you will love them! Any dish at Noodles + Co. can be made with Zoodles, but are featured in two great flavors:

-Zucchini Romesco: A roasted red pepper sauce with almonds, sundried tomato + garden vegetables

-Zucchini Thai Green Curry with Shrimp: A sweet coconut green curry sauce, pineapple, broccoli, red onion, snap peas, lime, black sesame seeds, cilantro + shrimp

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My entire family loved exploring Zoodles at Noodles. I hope you will to. There are many options to customize dishes due to dietary needs + I hope this dinner option my give you a fresh + tasty option on busy nights when your sink might be full of dishes + you are looking for an option out. This post was sponsored by Noodles + Company World Kitchen. I only share things that I absolutely love + use. Let me know what your favorite dish at Noodles is!

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Photography by: // © Lindsey Lee & Co. 

Gluten Free Veggie Burgers

I'm all about simple baking. I'm all about getting more veggies into traditional foods. Here, I'm sharing a fun twist on the veggie burger that's also gluten free. These veggie burgers are perfect on the Canyon Bakehouse gluten free buns. 

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These veggie burgers are filled with veggies! The best way to go. So, naturally these veggie burgers are soy + gluten free. Both soy + gluten can often lurk in veggie burgers. These burgers are made with both raw veggies + baked veggies. They are warm + toasty, yet crunchy with the fresh veggies. 

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Gluten Free Veggie Burgers:

Raw Veggies:

Red Onions

Tomatoes on the vine

Avocado

Yellow Peppers

Orange Peppers

Veggies to Bake:

Sweet Potatoes

Red Beets

Medium sized Portobello Mushrooms

Cumin

Garlic Salt

Olive Oil or Avocado Oil

Buns:

Canyon Bakehouse Gluten Free Buns

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Directions:

Slice up the fresh veggies + set out on a platter or small individual plates. 

Skin + Slice a large sweet potato + a large beet. Line a baking sheet with parchment paper. Drizzle olive oil + sprinkle cumin + garlic salt onto the parchment paper. Dip the sweet potatoes  + beet slices into the oil + spices + arrange on the paper. Wash the portobello mushrooms + line on the parchment paper as well. Bake at 375 degrees for 25 minutes. Flip after 12 minutes. Remove the beets + mushrooms from the pan + please the sweet potatoes back in. Broil the sweet potatoes on low for 5 minutes. 

Toast the Canyon Gluten Free buns in a toaster over for a short time just to get them a little crispy. 

Pile the veggies high on the buns + enjoy. Top with your favorite balsamic dressing. Cheers.

Soy free veggie burger

I always love a good deal + you can snag this Canyon Bakehouse coupon here

 

Photography by: // Lindsey Lee & Co. 

Welch's® Fresh: Frozen Grape Acai Smoothie

Fresh fruit is an amazing treat. It's a treat to our health + our taste buds. Naturally sweet, kids love this nutritious food. Fruit is perfect in smoothies + this recipe easily disguises a green leafy vegetable, spinach, that is often difficult to get kids to eat. Welch's® Fresh grapes take center stage in this recipe. It's one I'm sure your whole family will enjoy.

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Did you know grapes are packed with important nutrients + have many health benefits?

Grape Nutrition:

  • Grapes are a good source of the essential trace mineral copper, which is crucial for energy production. 
  • One cup of Welch's® Fresh grapes contains only 104 calories. 
  • Grapes are a good source of phytonutrients which are thought to have health protecting qualities such as, fighting free radicals that are known to cause damage in the body. Phytonutrients are so important that The American Cancer Society + The American Heart Association recommend eating a diet high in fruits + vegetables too ensure a high intake of phytonutrients.
  • Grapes are a good source of riboflavin (B2). Riboflavin helps the body metabolize fats + protein. Riboflavin also helps the body convert B6 + folate into usable forms in the body.

 For more nutrition information, visit eatright.org

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Welch's® Fresh: Frozen Grape Acia Smoothie Ingredients:

2 Cups Frozen Welch's® Fresh Grapes

2 Cups Frozen Raspberries

1 Cup Frozen Blackberries

1 Cup Filtered Water

1/2 Cups Welch's® Frozen Grape Juice Concentrate

1/2 Cup Fresh Spinach

1/4 Cup Frozen Marion Berries 

1/4 Cup Frozen Acai Juice or Concentrate

2 Tbsp Hemp Seeds

2 Tbsp Ground Flax Seeds

 

To create a Smoothie Bowl, Top with any of the following options:

1/4 Cup Edible Flowers

1 Tbsp Hemp Seeds

1 Tbsp Ground Flax Seeds

1/4 Cup Fresh or Frozen Grapes

1/4 Cup Seeds or Nuts

Welch's Fresh Grapes

Directions:

Wash Welch's® Fresh grapes under cool water in a colander. You can use a little salt or baking soda to help wash off any debris from Nature's elements. Peel the grapes off the stem + place in a ziplock bag. Measure out two cups + extra for snacking. Do not dry off, place in the bag with a little moisture. Place in the freezer for 3-5 hours or overnight.

In blender add: frozen grape concentrate, spinach, hemp seeds + flax seeds. Next, add the frozen fruit: frozen grapes, frozen raspberries, frozen blackberries + marion berries. Next, pour in water + acai juice. Place the top on the blender + blend on your smoothie setting or on high for 30 seconds. Check the consistency, then add a little extra water if needed or blend for an extra 20-40 seconds.

For a quick smoothie drink: pour into glasses + top with a straw + enjoy!

Grape Smoothie Bowl

Directions for a Hearty Smoothie Bowl:

Pour blended smoothie into a bowl. Arrange edible flowers in your bowl. Top with flax + hemp seeds. For extra crunch + protein add: seeds + nuts, granola + some frozen Welch's® Fresh grapes. Enjoy!

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The frozen grapes are such a nice touch to this smoothie. They give the smoothies a great chill, just as ice cubes do, but with more nutritional benefit. The frozen grape concentrate brings a natural sweetness to the smoothie as well as a little tart kick. My kids honesty love this smoothie + continue to ask for it. They generally don't eat a spinach salad, but they help put the spinach into the blender + love it! My kids think it is a lot of fun to watch the grapes change their consistency when frozen. I love that they are able to learn about healthy plant-based foods as children. I think touching the food, talking about it + helping prepare it will help them to develop a life-long value for health + wellness. That sure is my goal, so bring on the frozen Welch's® Fresh grape experiments!

Welch's Fresh grape Smoothie Bowl

We love Cooking with Welch's® Fresh grapes at our house + we hope you will too! You can enter the Welch's® Fresh Great Grape Shape-Up Sweepstakes by entering Here. You could win a $100 Visa Gift Card! Cheers!

 

This post was sponsored by Welch's® Fresh. These opinions are my own + I hope my honest thoughts + recipe help you in your kitchen!

 

Photography by: // Lindsey Lee & Co.