Looking for a hearty meal infused with cannabidiol (CBD)? We’ve got one that’s as easy to make as it is delicious: zoodles with CBD-infused alfredo sauce.
When I was a kid, I used to love ordering chicken Alfredo at Italian restaurants. The smooth, cheesy sauce and pasta felt like a fancy mac and cheese that I never got tired of eating. And sometimes I still really crave that tasty dish.
But these days, I try to avoid eating the big dose of carbohydrates that comes with any pasta dish. That’s why I love this healthier take on the classic chicken Alfredo. Instead of all those carbs, it swaps in healthy zucchini noodles—also known as zoodles.
Zucchini is an ideal pasta substitute, because it can handle any kind of pasta sauce. Plus, zucchini:
You also can leave the chicken out if you want to make this dish vegetarian or swap the chicken out for tofu or your protein of choice.
The Alfredo sauce is what holds this recipe together, and is a nod to the traditional chicken Alfredo dish. I use the classic ingredients:
Alfredo sauce is high in fat, so it sometimes gets a bad rap as an unhealthy choice. But high fat doesn’t always equal unhealthy. Fat actually helps you better metabolize CBD. Cannabis edibles need to contain fat for your body to be able to absorb and use a greater percentage of the cannabinoids you ingest.
If you’re following a high-fat diet, like the keto diet, but want to add CBD to your daily routine, this recipe is the perfect way to get started.
*You can easily double or triple this recipe, if you’re cooking for a larger group.
**To make the zoodles, your best option is to use a spiralizer. I like to use the widest noodle option on my spiralizer, because it does a great job of holding the sauce. If you don’t have a spiralizer, don’t worry. You can also make zoodles using a vegetable peeler. Just make long straight cuts with the peeler to creat zucchini strips. Then, cut any particularly wide pieces lengthwise to the size you’d like.
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