Is it too long if there has to be commas in the title of the recipe? Don’t answer that.
HAPPY MONDAY. Did you sleep extra this weekend? We didn’t, because the cutest little alarm clock wakes up at 7am and apparently it’s bad form to let a 2 year old tend to herself in the morning, much as I think she’d prooooobably do ok with the task. We did, though, eat a ton of yummy food, hit up two parks, handle some laundry, and try a new bulgogi place, so weekend events definitely happened, if not much rest.
The balance between work and getting ready for baby and trying to enjoy THIS life right now is a real struggle, as it is for every single human, and this dinner gives us the balance we can’t always manage in our regular life. Zoodles for health and low carb. Sweet potatoes for…carbs. And a superfood! Sausage and parm for yum, kale for your bod. This is made pretty much like a regular marinara: meat then veggies then simmering, add extra salt and crushed red if you need more spice. I cook my zoodles for about 2 minutes right before we eat to wilt them just a little bit, but you can absolutely eat them raw for even more texture.
PS raw zoodles last pretty well in the fridge, so if you have a bunch of zucchini you can spiralize them all at once and keep them in a container for easy access. I find that the spiralizer is like the food processor – it makes everything super quick and easy but getting it out feels like climbing Everest some days. Which is dumb, but true. So make a bunch at once and eat them all week!