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Healthy Rainbow Zoodle Bowl

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This delicious & colourful zoodle bowl is a healthy lunch idea, and it’s so easy to throw together. Zucchini noodles are a yummy alternative to pasta, and I’ll show you how easy it is to make them!

I’ll admit it. I have an addiction to eating food in bowls… especially at lunch time (as evidenced by this halloumi bowl and this sweet potato buddha bowl)! This healthy rainbow zoodle bowl was born after I bought this handy-dandy Spiralizer Attachment for my KitchenAid Mixer. It’s the most fun tool to use, and fresh zucchini noodles are SO much better than the frozen ones I’ve been eating lately!


  • zucchini
  • sweet bell pepper
  • cucumber
  • spinach
  • cherry tomatoes
  • turkey
  • peanut satay sauce or pre-made teriyaki sauce

See recipe card for quantities.


Spiralize the zucchini and sautee it with olive oil and sea salt (or use frozen spiralized zucchini / zoodles). Chop the vegetables & cooked turkey into bite-sized pieces.

Assemble the bowl by layering chopped bell pepper, cucumber, cherry tomatoes, spinach, chopped cooked turkey over the zoodles. Pour sauce over top and enjoy!

Hint: Use frozen zoodles (often found in the frozen vegetable section at your grocery store) and pre-cooked turkey slices (I love the Lilydale Oven Roasted Carved Turkey Breast from Costco) to make this bowl super-quick to put together.


  • Zoodles – instead of zucchini noodles, you can use soba noodles or rice noodles
  • Vegetarian – the turkey can be replaced with chickpeas or tofu to make this vegetarian


If you want to make the zoodles from scratch, I recommend this handy-dandy Spiralizer Attachment for your KitchenAid Mixer. It’s so fun to use and makes veggie noodles so quickly! I also love using it to peel apples and potatoes. Here’s an alternative spiralizer with great reviews that you can crank with your hand.


Store the ingredients in separate containers in the fridge for up to 5 days, or assemble the bowls and store them in the fridge up to 5 days (without the sauce).

Top tip

I think adding a delicious sauce is what MAKES this bowl, so make some of my Peanut Satay Sauce to use on this in advance. I also really like teriyaki sauce on this, and my favourite pre-made teriyaki sauce with wholesome ingredients is this one.


Are zoodles actually good?

You bet they are! When sauteed in olive oil and sea salt, zucchini noodles taste absolutely delicious and they have a great texture. I’ve even got my kids to enjoy eating them this way!

Are zoodles better than pasta?

Well, it depends on what you’re looking for in your diet. For me, these are a great alternative to pasta because I’m trying to avoid processed foods (like white flour) and stick to whole foods (like vegetables). Zucchini noodles are much lower in calories than regular pasta noodles.

How do you make zoodles not mushy?

The trick to making zoodles with a good texture is to not overcook them. Sautee them until they’re soft, but not mushy.

Healthy Rainbow Zoodle Bowl

Christina Dennis
This delicious & colourful zoodle bowl is a healthy lunch idea, and it's so easy to throw together.
Prep Time 5 minutes
Cook Time 5 minutes
Course Main Course
Servings 1
Calories 287 kcal



  • 1/2 medium zucchini
  • 1 tbsp olive oil extra virgin
  • 1 tsp sea salt
  • 1/3 cup cherry tomatoes halved
  • 1/3 cup cucumber chopped
  • 1/3 cup cooked turkey breast chopped
  • 1/3 cup sweet bell pepper chopped
  • 1/2 cup baby spinach
  • 2 tbsp teriyaki sauce


  • Spiralize the zucchini into noodle shapes and heat a pan on medium-high.
  • Add the olive oil to the pan, and then the zucchini noodles. Sprinkle the zoodles with sea salt and sautee them for about 5 minutes or until they are soft but not soggy.
  • Assemble the bowl by layering the cherry tomatoes, cucumber, cooked turkey breast, sweet bell pepper and baby spinach over the sauteed zoodles.
  • Drizzle the bowl with teriyaki sauce and enjoy.


  • You can substitute pre-made frozen zoodles for the fresh ones to make this bowl even quicker to assemble.
  • You can usually find pre-roasted sliced turkey breast in the deli meat area of your grocery store.


Calories: 287kcalCarbohydrates: 17gProtein: 17gFat: 18gSaturated Fat: 3gPolyunsaturated Fat: 2gMonounsaturated Fat: 11gTrans Fat: 0.01gCholesterol: 39mgSodium: 4441mgPotassium: 987mgFiber: 3gSugar: 12gVitamin A: 3432IUVitamin C: 98mgCalcium: 67mgIron: 2mg

These nutrition values are estimates only. Read my full nutrition disclaimer here.

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