Zucchini noodles are tossed in a simple garlic and lemon herb sauce for a very light and easy dish.

After nearly two weeks of indulging on holiday foods, today was back to business and an attempt to eat healthy again. I love zucchini noodles, so I actually look forward to lunch meals like this. The problem is, after all those extra calories, my stomach kept saying “That’s it? Where’s the rest of the food?” I’m not kidding when I say there was a lot of indulging these last two weeks. There was one day where all I ate was cookies. Hopefully a few more meals like this will get my stomach readjusted.

It was fun to whip out my vegetable spiralizer again. I don’t think I ever get sick of seeing the long spirals of vegetable noodles.

Green China Grill (老地方) recently opened in San Diego over the holidays, specializing in hand-pulled noodles.

We went a few days ago and the restaurant is currently operating with a limited menu. While they plan on offering skewers and various noodle dishes, on the night we visited, they only were offering some cold dishes and two beef noodle soups with their hand pulled noodles.

Cold Plate

There were about half a dozen cold dishes, mainly vegetarian, to choose from and we did a three item combination. Our plate had lotus root, cucumbers, and potatoes.

Clear Beef Noodle Soup

Happy New Year everyone! I have some healthy recipe ideas to share with you these coming weeks, but first, here is a round-up of some of my favorite healthier dishes I’ve made through the years.

Breakfast
Acai Bowl
Pitaya Bowl

Side Dishes
Baked Eggplant Fries
Baked Honey Garlic Tofu Fries
Broccoli Tots
Cauliflower Tots
Cauliflower Tortillas
Chinese Cucumber Salad
Lemon Garlic Roasted Asparagus
Parmesan Cauliflower Bites
Ranch Roasted Carrots
Ranch Roasted Brussels Sprouts
Roasted Garlic Parmesan Carrots
Sesame Cucumber Noodle Salad