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A Zoodle Salad Recipe for When You Need a Healthy + Quick Lunch

Do you like to get creative with your food?

Besides trying new foods, Travis and I also like to create new recipes. We take turns cooking: I cook Monday through Thursday, while he cooks Friday through Sunday. If he’s off for a holiday, he will cook or we cook together.

We both like to create our own recipes – sometimes from scratch and sometimes we find a recipe to add our own twist to it. We’ll find a recipe online and use it as our guide, substituting ingredients and seasonings in the original recipe for other ingredients we want to try.

When Travis cooks a meal, he will prepare a sample and ask me to try it to see what I think. I most always love his creations. If I don’t like the taste of one of his new recipes, then it’s a very likely he doesn’t like the taste of his creation, too.

I am grateful my husband loves to cook because 1) I don’t have to cook all of the time, and 2) he is a great cook! I have learned so much from Travis’ cooking skills – like creating my own recipes.


Looking for a healthy alternative to pasta? Zoodles, or zucchini noodles, are a great substitute for pasta!


Creating My Own Zoodles Recipe with Man Cave Craft Eats Chicken Sausage

I decided to create a healthy and quick salad recipe with zoodles. Travis was so sweet to help me with my zoodles recipe.

Couples Tip: if you’re looking for something fun to do on Valentine’s Day, then you should plan a day or evening cooking together! It is so much fun and a great way to connect with your partner.

If you aren’t familiar with zoodles, don’t worry. I didn’t know what they were at first, either. I recently discovered zoodles a few months ago. Zucchini + Noodles = Zoodles!

Zoodles are simply long strands of zucchini which look like spiral pasta. It’s a great substitute for pasta! I already love zucchini, and I am a big pasta lover. Eating zoodles as a pasta-based meal or as a salad is a delicious and healthy alternative for me.

Here’s one zoodle-based recipe I created for lunch.

If you love zoodles, then I think you will like my zoodle salad recipe. It’s very easy to make and it doesn’t take very long to cook. I recommend my zoodle salad recipe for lunchtime at the office when you’re wanting something healthy and quick to make.

I combined zoodles with Man Cave Craft Eats’ Riesling, Kale, and Smoked Gouda Chicken Sausages to make a zoodle salad. I added mozzarella cheese and just a splash of Italian dressing to the salad. It was very tasty!

Here’s what you’ll need:

Spiralizer (ON SALE $31.99 at Target!)



2 zucchinis

1 pack of Man Cave Craft Eats’ Riesling, Kale, and Smoked Gouda Chicken Sausages

Olive Oil

Shredded Mozzarella Cheese

Dash of pepper

Italian Dressing



1. Using your spiralizer, take one zucchini at a time to make spiralized zoodles.

2. Preheat pan with the desired amount of olive oil.

3. Cook your Man Cave Craft Eats’ Riesling, Kale, and Smoked Gouda Chicken Sausages in the pan.

4. After the sausages have cooked and cooled, cut the sausages into small chunks.

5. Mix the cut chicken sausages with the zoodles.

6. Add a dash of pepper and a splash of Italian dressing to the salad. Note – you can substitute the Italian dressing for any dressing you like.

The zoodle salad is also just as good without salad dressing as it is with dressing! If you try my recipe, make sure you let me know what you think! I’d love to hear your thoughts on it. 🙂


Our Favorite Food Product from Man Cave Craft Eats 

Man Cave Craft Eats offers a variety of meats. We also tried the Mac & Cheddar Cheese Stuffed beef links and they are delicious! Even Zechariah (2), the picky eater of the family, loved the Mac & Cheese Stuffed beef links!

We ate our beef links with hot dog buns on a Saturday night after a day out shopping. It was perfect for a quick bite to eat after our busy day.


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Mac & Cheddar Cheese Stuffed beef links are deli | Photo courtesy Man Cave Craft Eats


Here’s a list of a few other types of food Man Cave Craft Eats offer.

Absinthe Basil Bliss Chicken Patties

Jalapeño and Queso Fresco Turkey Patties (Travis really loved this one!)

Chicken & Waffles Breakfast Links

Moonshine & BBQ Chicken Sausage

The New Standard Bratwurst

Bacon, Beer, & Cheddar Cheese Bratwurst

Sweet Thai Style Ground Chicken

Ground Turkey with Bacon


Moonshine and BBQ Chicken Sausage | Photo courtesy Man Cave Craft Eats


Bite Back: Fight Hunger with Man Cave

Man Cave Craft Eats is also very passionate about helping fight hunger. When you purchase a food product from Man Cave Craft Eats, the food company will donate one meal to a person in need.

“Amazing people from all walks of life volunteer their time to pack the meals for distribution domestically and abroad.” You can learn more about how you can volunteer here.

Want to try Man Cave Craft Eats for FREE?

I’m partnering with Man Cave Craft Eats this week to giveaway a package of SEVEN different premium, hand-crafted products. One lucky winner will be selected at random. Man Cave Craft Eats will send your package to your mailing address.

Here are the giveaway rules:

  • Leave a comment on my Instagram giveaway photograph. It will go up on Wednesday, January 24th so be on the lookout for it! You can find my Instagram account here.
  • Must be 18 or older to enter.
  • Must be a U.S. resident.
  • One lucky winner will be selected at random.
  • It’s free to enter the giveaway! No purchase necessary.
  • Instagram is not affiliated with Man Cave Craft Eats, and Instagram is not affiliated with the giveaway.
  • Man Cave Craft Eats is sponsoring the giveaway. Thank you!



To learn more about Man Cave Craft Eats and how you can order their food products, visit their official website here. For my Detroit friends, you can find Man Cave Craft Eats at your local Kroger and Fresh Tyme.

Special thanks to Man Cave Craft Eats for sharing their delicious meat products with our family! We loved it!

And thank you for supporting the brands that support Good Life Detroit. 



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