I was feeling ambitious after a trip to Italy and decided to do homemade spaghetti sauce and zoodles recipe as a fun healthy date night dinner.
It’s a great way to use fresh garden or farmer’s market tomatoes during summer, I even know people who can their own spaghetti sauce. Don’t feel like you have to make homemade sauce for this recipe but it didn’t take me as long as I expected! Put on some Italian dinner party music (our echo has a great playlist), pour yourself a glass of red wine and have fun with making your own sauce. I highly recommend adding the fresh parmesan on top of the homemade spaghetti sauce and zoodles.
Homemade Spaghetti Sauce and Zoodles Nutrition Info:
Tomatoes: Tomatoes are a good source of several vitamins and minerals, such as vitamin C, potassium, vitamin K, and folate. Consumption of tomatoes and tomato-based products has been linked to improved skin health and a lower risk of heart disease and cancer.
Zucchini: Zucchini is rich in water and fiber, two compounds which can promote healthy digestion by reducing your risk of constipation and symptoms of various gut disorders.
Lean Ground Meat: Depending on what kind you chose the fat content may vary. The protein from ground meat promotes muscle growth and maintenance along with many other body functions. Meat is an excellent source of various vitamins and minerals. These include vitamin B12, zinc, selenium, iron, niacin, and vitamin B6.
Healthy date night dinners ideas: