Kids Need to Eat More Veggies? Try Zucchini Noodles with Marinara Sauce

by , posted on February 4th, 2015 in Cooking

zucchini noodles with homemade marinara is a great way to get kids eating more veggies

According to the CDC 9 out of 10 American kids don’t eat enough veggies. Now, I’m not going to moan about kids these days or parents these days, I’ll leave that for the rest of the internet to do. Instead, toady let’s share a delicious recipe for getting our kids to eat more veggies—zucchini noodles with marinara sauce.

Heads up: there’s a coupon code at the end of this post and it’s a good one!

You’ll need:
4 to 6 Zucchini
Marinara sauce – either homemade or from a jar. We’re not judging.

how to make zucchini noodles

1. Heat marinara sauce in a pan over medium-low to medium heat.
2. While the sauce is warming, wash the zucchini.
3. Now look at the Spiralizer. You’ll notice it has two cones/sides. One produces angel hair sized noodles; the other wider spaghetti sized ones. Use the spaghetti side. Although, feel free to experiment to see which you prefer.
4. Insert the zucchini, bottom side first, into the Spiralzier. Now turn. Make sure you add a little pressure as you turn to get those nice long noodles.
5. Once you have a mound of tasty noodles, top it with marinara sauce and enjoy.

looking for ways to get your kids to eat more veggies? Try replacing pasta with zucchini noodles

See, so simple. While my kids are older and can make this dish on their own, even preschoolers can help out. Have them wash the veggies or let them try a few turns in the slicer with your help.

Coupon Alert
Need a Spiralizer? You can get one here. Oh and here’s something fancy! The first 25 people to order using code: 9YS2BPU3 will get $12 off their order. For those of you with Prime memberships, that means you’ll only pay $4.99 for it. Whaaa??? I know!

here's a recipe kids can make themselves that full of tasty veggies - zucchini noodles with marinara sauce

ps. Just so I’m transparent, I didn’t receive any compensation for this post and it doesn’t contain affiliate links, but I was given a Spiralizer to try and was offered a discount to pass along to you. :)

pps. I forgot to mention the Spiralizer comes with a free ebook full of recipes. We made the marinara sauce out of it and holy moly, it was delicious!

a tip for getting kids to eat more veggies

More healthy cooking ideas…
-green smoothies your kids will love
-heart happy oatmeal cookies
-carrot hummus

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9 Responses to “Kids Need to Eat More Veggies? Try Zucchini Noodles with Marinara Sauce”

  1. Melissa Q. Says:

    February 4th, 2015 at 1:29 pm

    Wahoo!! I’ve been meaning to get this, we get so many zukes from our CSA and our kids definitely need more veggies. Just nabbed one with the discount. Mwah!

  2. Kelley Says:

    February 4th, 2015 at 1:30 pm

    Been wanting one of these. Thanks for the push and the discount!

  3. Jenny Says:

    February 4th, 2015 at 1:35 pm

    I love zucc noodles! This is great…I just bought one! Thanks for sharing, Jen!

  4. Jessica T Says:

    February 4th, 2015 at 2:22 pm

    Thanks so much for the coupon code! I can’t wait to try it out, my daughter wanted one of these the other day at the store.

  5. Sasha Stricker Says:

    February 4th, 2015 at 2:49 pm

    This is a great article Jen, I’m so happy you enjoyed my marinara recipe. It’s one of my fav’s as well, and a big hit with my 2 year old!

  6. Jess Abbott Says:

    February 4th, 2015 at 8:18 pm

    This looks delish! I just might have to give it a try!!! Thanks so much for sharing!

  7. Amy Johnson Says:

    February 5th, 2015 at 8:49 am

    Love this and just ordered mine–thanks for sharing!

  8. Bridget Says:

    February 5th, 2015 at 12:01 pm

    have a spiralizer and wasn’t too sure what to do with it. 11YO son JUST realized he likes marinara…sounds like a win to me!

  9. YI Says:

    February 7th, 2015 at 10:45 am

    Is the zucchini raw?

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