Noodles or Zoodles?

I want them.
I need them.
I love them.
I’ve got to have them.

Noodles, tasty noodles:





Angel hair.

They say they are carbs,

They say you shouldn’t eat them.

But . . .
I want them.
I need them.
I love them.
I’ve got to have them.

Zoodles to the rescue!

Zucchinis spiralized

Creates a healthier alternative.

Zoodles, tasty zoodles.
I want them.
I need them.
I love them.
I’ve got to have them.
And no guilt attached!

Earrings! by Judith Viorst inspired the format for this poem.

24 thoughts on “Noodles or Zoodles?

  1. carwilc says:

    I love this! I have been doing weight watchers for the last year. They try to convince you that zoodles taste as good as noodles. I am not sure I totally agree. Sometimes real pasta just tastes better.

  2. Leigh Anne Eck says:

    Ok, I can honestly say I have never heard of zoodles. With being such a picky eater, I am sure I would prefer the noodles. 😦

  3. Alice Nine says:

    I am smiling and thinking… yes, I must have noodles tonight, zoodles of noodles. As I read yours, I thought of Jack Prelutsky’s “Spaghetti, Spaghetti” and Shel Silverstein’s Spaghetti. May I add your poem to my folder with them?

  4. Joyce says:

    I haven’t climbed onto the zoodles wagon….yet. I need to find a proper spirilizer. They look pretty and would be a wise choice for me.

  5. What a fun format about such a universal topic! We all love our noodles. Have you really come to enjoy zoodles just as much? I am using gluten-free pasta these days. Some brands are actually pretty good…but still carbs.

  6. Great use of a mentor text! Although I would prefer the more healthy alternative, I’m afraid zoodles would never work in my house. Allan loves his pasta in just about any form, but it better not be disguised.

  7. Yes! I recognized the organizational structure for Earrings! before you revealed your mentor text! Great poem, Elsie, and you gave me an idea. Do you make your own “zoodles” or can you buy them? I am guilty of loving carbs, and pasta is one of my downfalls. So zucchini spirals would work for me. Suggestions? If I have to make them, I am going to need direction! Thanks for a delightful poem to start my day!

    • Some stores do sell the zucchini spirals, but I think it’s a bit pricey. The spiralizer isn’t that expensive. The key to cooking with them is not to cook the zoodles very much. They get mushy and too much liquid when heated too long. There are lots of recipes on pinterest.

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