mermaid pasta

mermaids 🌊 = the goddesses of the sea

you can harness that sea-goddess power through super nutritious seaweed, low-cal kelp noodles + healthy fat-filled avocados, avocado oil + brazil nuts

FILE UNDER: easy dinner /  cheat meal to healthy treat meal /  mermaid delicacy 

seaweed:

◻︎ seaweed is a rich source of: vitamins, minerals, fiber, prebiotics, antioxidants, DHA and EPA Omega-3 fatty acids
◻︎ the high iodine count in seaweed makes it great for thyroid health
◻︎ ladies, mermaids know what’s up. seaweed may: prevent fat absorption, reduce the risk of breast cancer, and improve menstrual symptoms

kelp noodles:

◻︎ **linspo hack** substitute spaghetti for kelp!!! 🌱 >> 1/2 cup of kelp noodles has only 34 calories and 1g of carbs vs. 1/2 cup of spaghetti has 111 calories and over 20g carbs
◻︎ another great option if you want that pasta vibe is opting for the super healthy buckwheat soba noodle or brown rice noodles

combination of mermaid pasta ingredients: 

◻︎ the fiber from the seaweed + kelp noodles combined with the healthy fat from the avocado will make you feel fuller on fewer calories
◻︎ the iodine from the seaweed and the selenium from brazil nuts work together for optimal thyroid function

 

▹ 1.5 cups seaweed salad (I use macro vegetarian)
▹ 2.5 cups kelp noodles (I use sea tangle
▹ 4 medium/large zucchinis
▹ 2 cups sliced cremini mushrooms
▹ 2 ripe avocados
▹ 1 egg
▹ 2 tbsp lemon juice
▹ avocado oil
▹ roasted seaweed (I used gimMe sriracha)
▹ 1/2 - 1 cup chopped brazil nuts 

* serves 3 - 4

[avo dressing]
▹ hard boil an egg for 8 minutes
▹ combine the yolk from the hardboiled egg, 2 avocados, 1/4 cup avo oil,
2 tbsp lemon juice, 1/3 cup water in a blender
▹ blend until c r e a m y

[noodles]
▹ let the kelp noodles sit in a bowl of warm water for a few minutes to soften
▹ use a spiralizer to make a bundle of zucchini noodles
▹ add 1 tbsp avocado oil to a large frying pan
▹ add mushrooms and sauté on medium heat for 8 minutes; then set aside
▹ add 2 tbsp avocado oil to the skillet; combine seaweed salad, zucchini noodles, and kelp noodles into the pan on medium heat
▹ cook for 6-8 minutes, stirring/tossing frequently  
▹ add sea pasta mixture to bowl; add the mushrooms, coat the pasta with the avo dressing
▹ top with a scoop of the avo dressing and add strips of toasted seaweed, sesame seeds, or pine nuts
▹ best enjoyed immediately!

EAT + ENJOY EACH SEA GODDESS BITE!
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