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Oodles of Zoodles: Your Jumpstart Guide to Zucchini Noodles

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Are you a pasta lover on a low-carb eating plan? Let’s talk.

Because I know how you feel. I used to love pasta. Spaghetti (with meat sauce)? Loved it! Fettucine Alfredo? Craved it! Lo mein and lasagna, Puttanesca and Pad Thai. Yes, yes and yes!

But after I had bariatric surgery two things happened:

  1. I committed to a high-protein, low-carb diet for life.
  2. Noodles became my worst enemy because I could literally no longer stomach them!

Now that may sound like the pits, but it’s ok! Because I know the secret weapon to having low-carb versions of all my favorite pasta dishes.

Zoodles!

What the heck is a Zoodle?

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I’m glad you asked! Zoodles are zucchini noodles, or, zucchini cut into the shape of pasta and used as a pasta substitute to make delicious low-carb dishes you crave.

Which is why I’ve developed Oodles of Zoodles: Your Jumpstart to Zucchini Noodles. This book starts at the beginning and takes you all the way through the process of “zoodling” including:

  • How to pick the right zucchini
  • Cutting, prepping and cooking zoodles
  • Making sure your dishes come out the perfect consistency every single time

Then after we learn how to become expert zoodle-makers, I provide you with a set of deliciously healthy starter recipes to jumpstart your zoodle-making (and eating) career, including:

  • Zoodles Carbonara
  • Zoodle Lo Mein
  • Pad Thai Zoodles…and more!

If you’re new to low-carb cooking…or just want some new ideas, Oodles of Zoodles is just what you need!

Order Oodles of Zoodles

Ready to get started making deliciously low-carb, high-protein zoodle dishes? Order your copy of Oodles of Zoodles today!

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eBook + Paperback

Because some of us still love cookbooks we can hold! You’ll not only get the eBook version instantly, I’ll also send you the full-color, paperback version!

Price: $14.95

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Deluxe Zoodle Pack

Want to become an expert zoodler? This is the option for you! That’s because you’ll get:

  • The ebook version of your choice
  • The paperback book
  • Exclusive access to “Zoodles 101: Your Zoodles Cooking Class,” a video cooking class (delivered straight to your inbox) where I’ll take you step-by-step through all the tips and tricks that will make your zoodles come out perfectly every single time.
  • Plus you’ll also get Five Under Five: Simple Spiralized Recipes, a mini-ebook that will walk you through five other veggies you can spiralize to make delicious, low-carb pasta dishes.

Price: $24.95

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Wait…who are you? And why are you making Zoodles?

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If this is your first time to this site, let me first introduce myself. Hi! My name is Nik (short for Nikki and, yes, that is my legal name!). I had RNY gastric bypass surgery in 2008. When I had surgery I had no idea the impact it would have on my life. Yes, I lost 155 lbs., but I also went through a significant period of food mourning!

That is…until I realized I could still have every single taste I love. I didn’t have to sacrifice anything. I just needed to learn to play with my food!

What does that mean? To me it means finding what I truly love about a food (its flavor, its texture, essential ingredients) and using that knowledge to make any dish I want with healthier ingredients.

After you snag your copy of Oodles of Zoodles, I invite you to hit the “Home” button and check it out. There’s a lot to see. Bariatric Foodie prides itself on creative, high-protein, low-carb recipes that leave you feeling as much joy about your eating life as you do about your tremendous weight loss!

Enough about me…back to Zoodles

Have you tried zoodles? If you haven’t, no worries! In Oodles of Zoodles we cover all the basics of how to use zucchini to achieve the pasta dishes you love. Here’s a sneak peek at some of the topics we cover:

  • How to choose the right zucchini to zoodle
  • How many zucchini it takes to make a family-sized dish as well as individual portions
  • How to cut and cook various shaped zoodles
  • How to store zoodles to maintain their freshness
  • And much more!

So you might be wondering…is there really all that much you can do with a zucchini? In short, the answer is YES! The technique used to make a zucchini into a zoodle is commonly called spiralizing (and you commonly use a vegetable spiralizer to do it). You can spiralize a lot of different vegetables such as carrots and potatoes, and even fruit, like apples! Oodles of Zoodles focuses in on zucchini because, believe me, there’s plenty to be done! Check it out.

As far as zoodle shapes, there are several. In the book, we mainly work with three kinds of zoodles.

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These can be made thick for fettucine-like recipes or thin for an angel hair pasta-like experience. Spaghetti zoodles are great for so many classic Italian and Asian pasta dishes.

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Ribbon Zoodles are so much fun! They can take the place of a few different kinds of pasta such as rotini, as well as egg noodles. In Oodles of Zoodles I use them to make everything from a Cajun Pasta dish to a Weeknight Stroganoff Meatball pasta!

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Lasagna zoodles are awesome! Not only can you make a kick-a$$ no-noodle lasagna with them, you can also make things like rollatini and other fun dishes.

A Sneak Peek at the Recipes

The recipes in Oodles of Zoodles are organized into five sections:

  • Italian-inspired recipes
  • Asian-inspired recipes
  • Americana-inspired recipes
  • Other Zoodle recipes
  • Cold Zoodle Salads

Here’s a sampling of what you’ll see inside the book.

Baked Eggplant Parmesan with Zoodles

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No worries, protein lovers. There’s also a recipe for baked Chicken Parmesan with Zoodles! But I love the eggplant. It’s a fresh meal perfect for summer, when zucchini are in full season. This recipe is not only simple to make, but the eggplant freezes well for make-ahead success!

Zoodle Lo Mein

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This one is for all my take-out junkies! This recipe is so ridiculously simple to make, I now feel silly actually ordering take-out! It combines a few spices, a yummy sauce, some shrimp (or chicken or even beef, if you like) to make Chinese take-out zoodle magic!

Farm-fresh Zoodles

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For this recipe, we don’t so much focus on specific ingredients as much as we focus on using what’s in season in your local farmers market to make a beautiful, delicious zoodle meal. During the summer, there is an abundance of fresh-vibrant vegetables. Pair them with zoodles for a feast of the eyes and the taste buds!

Cold Zoodle Salads (for picnics!)

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As a bariatric patient nothing irks me more than going to a barbecue or picnic and finding that all the sides are some sort of pasta salad! I can’t tolerate pasta well so it will just never work for me. But now I have a solution. In Oodles of Zoodles I give you a whole section on cold zoodle salads that can replace the carby versions at your next summer gathering!

Ready to start zoodling?

I got you covered! Check out the options once more and let’s get started.

eBook Only

$5.95


Oodles of Zoodles eBook (PDF, instant download)

Displays beautifully on your smartphone, tablet or computer

Delivered instantly upon purchase!



eBook + Paperback

$14.95

+ $5.75 shipping & handling (within the U.S.)

Oodles of Zoodles eBook (PDF, instant download)

Full-color paperback version

NOTE: Paperback book shipped by November 10




Zoodle Deluxe Pack

$24.95

+ $5.75 shipping & handling (within the U.S.)

Oodles of Zoodles eBook (PDF, instant download)

Full-color paperback version

NOTE: Paperback book will be shipped by November 10

BONUS #1: Three Bariatric Foodie Buttons!

BONUS #2: Zoodles 101 Video Cooking Class

BONUS #3: Five Under Five: Simple Spiralized Recipes eBook (instant download)