Read This Before Freezing Zucchini Noodles

Sometimes, all you need to brighten up a rough day is a bowl of noodles as you unwind on the couch and watch your favorite TV show. If you're looking for ways to adopt a healthier diet, don't worry — you don't need to give up on classic treats such as pasta noodles. Zucchini noodles, also known as zoodles, are a great option in this scenario. According to The Kitchn, these noodles are basically prepared using spiralized zucchini and are an ideal option for those who want to enjoy a grain-free, low-carb treat. It helps that this is a highly affordable option, too.

A Reddit user wondered whether these noodles taste anything like traditional spaghetti. A helpful commentator wrote, "Zucchini noodles have the right texture, but they do taste of zucchini." They added that they enjoy the noodles with some olive and garlic, but it's possible to switch things up with a classic sauce option. While it's definitely a good idea to give this dish a go, remember that storing the noodles is a bit more complicated than it seems. If you're planning on freezing a bowl of zucchini noodles, you need to keep a few things in mind, as per the Food Network

Don't forget to prep correctly

Preparation is key for this dish. As pointed out by the Food Network, you can choose to freeze zucchini noodles if you find yourself with an extra batch, but it's crucial to blanch them before you pop them into the freezer. After you're done blanching them, put the unsalted zoodles on a piece of parchment and store your dish in a sealed freezer bag. Here's a cool fact: You can store them for as long as three months! 

An important note: Do not add wet zucchini noodles into your ziplock bag, or you'll find yourself staring at a black, frozen dish that's difficult to chew. Oops! It's best to let them dry fully before storing them. Also, if you're curious, blanching serves a higher purpose. As per Lady and the Blog, blanching zoodles helps them maintain their texture and keep firm after you're done thawing them.