Shrimp Marinara Zoodles

I don't know about you guys, but I love zoodles!  They are such a great alternative to pasta. They are the most brilliant noodle base for healthy gluten free pasta! I will say that if it wasn't for Medifast, I would have never gotten any of these yummy veggies in my diet. In the past, I would have turned up my nose at the word squash! Now I love squash! Almost as much as cauliflower! Almost!

Any time you find a delicious recipe using pasta, switch out the pasta with zoodles for a healthier version! Besides, with zoodles you can have bigger servings without worrying about your waistline. One cup cooked spaghetti has about 220 calories and 43 grams of carbohydrate. One small zucchini made into "zoodles" (zucchini noodles) has 20 calories and 4 grams of carbohydrate. More zoodles for me please!

Zoodles are so easy to make. I have a spiralizer that I picked up from Amazon a few years ago which makes spiralizing squash ready in minutes! You can also purchase them already spiralized, but I have so much fun playing with my spiralizer that I won't be buying them already prepared! I have had this spiralizer since 2013, but there are so many different ones to choose from nowadays.

This dish is so meal to make! You probably don't need a recipe, but I posted it anyways... more for the measurement breakdown for those following the Medifast/ Optavia plan. If you don't prefer shrimp, decrease the oil to 1 tsp if you want to use cooked chicken. Enjoy!

Shrimp Marinara Zoodles

2 tsp Stacey Hawkins Roasted Garlic Oil or olive oil (2 Healthy Fats)
7 ounces thawed, cooked shrimp (1 Leanest Lean)
1 cup spiralized zucchini and yellow squash (2 Greens)
1/4 cup Rao's Marinara Sauce (1 Green)
1/4 tsp Garlic Salt (1 Condiment)
1/2 tsp Italian Seasonings (1 Condiment)
1 tbsp Grated Parmesan Cheese (1 Condiment)

Heat oil in a medium sized skillet over medium high heat. Add spiralized squash and cook for a few minutes until slightly tender. Add shrimp, marinara sauce, garlic salt and Italian seasonings. Cook for about 2 minutes or until heated thoroughly. Sprinkle with parmesan cheese.

1 Serving with 1 Leanest Lean, 3 Greens, 3 Condiments and 2 Healthy Fats

Disclosure: I receive free product in order to evaluate and comment on my experiences using Medifast products. Medifast products and the Medifast program are not intended to diagnose, treat, cure or prevent any disease or illness.


  1. Thank you for all your delicious recipes! I noticed your new site no longer has the search bar. I used it quite often to search ingredients I had on hand to decide on a recipe. Wish you still had it!

  2. Thanks so much for visiting! I still have a search option. It is at the top of the page rather than towards the bottom. Just click the magnify glass and the box appears for you to type.


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