[Paleo Passover] Zucchini Noodles with Puttanesca

Another Passover meant another dozen or so hours on Pinterest looking for the perfect ways to get around my temporary dietary restrictions celebrate the festival of freedom.

I had heard of Paleo, I knew it involved no wheat, so I looked into it. Turns out, no gluten, no grains (no corn, no rice), no legumes (no soy, no peanuts). Sound familiar*?

Plus no dairy, but some people even do neo-paleo and eat dairy.

Plus, my great-grandmother didn’t have two sets of Passover dishes so she made only meat all week anyway.

So that led me to more hours searching “paleo” on Pinterest, and … I might be going paleo. Just a little. Maybe just for this week. I don’t know, I don’t buy into all the all-over health benefits and miracle digestional and autoimmune cures (plus I’m pretty healthy in that respect), but it looks like a pretty good framework for low-carb, healthy eating that might just help me lose some weight.

So, for my first really intentional Paleo meal, I present to you: Pasta on Passover!

You read that right.

Zoodles. I can’t believe people buy the crap made out of potato starch when you can make amazing spaghetti out of zucchini.

Puttanesca Zucchini Noodles

Yum! This looks sooo forbidden. It’s perfect!

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[Passover in the Fridge] Quinoa Power Bites

Broccoli Quinoa Power Bites | Found in the Fridge

I had this recipe on Pinterest for the longest time to save for later. Since it featured quinoa and was (almost) kosher for Passover, I figured now was the perfect time to make them! They are so cute and yummy, full of vegetables and protein. I found this recipe on a blog that is full of great ideas and recipes – everything I have made from it has been great. I highly encourage you to check out The Slow Roasted Italian.

These are a perfect side dish with a meal, or could be an easy portable snack. They would also be great to serve as appetizers or hors d’oeuvres a party

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