Looking for something light and refreshing for spring and summer? These zoodle recipes are perfect for outdoor, patio weather, and they are high in vitamins and minerals to give you the fuel you need and keep you healthy.

With protein and healthy fats, these salads feel light on the tongue, but filling in the stomach. And, it's easy to whip up a big batch to take to potlucks or outdoor gatherings and barbecues this summer.

Here are 3 awesome zoodle recipes that are sure to be a summer staple.

15 Minute Garlic Shrimp Zoodles

Looking for an easy weeknight meal that is low in carbs and high in protein and fiber? This zoodle shrimp recipe is the perfect fit. Not only is it easy on the stomach, but also it's high in good fats and protein from the shrimp to boost your metabolism. Juice with some lemon to cut the garlic a bit and offer a nice citrusy feel.

Get the recipe: 15 Minute Garlic Shrimp Zoodles

Mustard Bacon Goat Cheese Zoodles

These zoodles are perfect for the carnivore who loves a rich, dense, but healthier bowl of noodles to sink those teeth into. Low carb and gluten-free, they are perfect for most diets, especially when you want to indulge in meat and cheese, but save on the calories and carbs. Add some pine nuts in (of course!) for some added crunch.

Get the recipe: Mustard Bacon Goat Cheese Zoodles

Tomato, Avocado Zucchini Noodle Salad

These zoodles slash carbs to keep weight management in check, and the salad is packed with antioxidants and healthy fats, thanks to the tomato and avocado. Plus, it's pretty creamy, while still being light! The avocado's rich texture brings the whole dish together and blends the ingredients flawlessly.

Get the recipe: Tomato, Avocado Zucchini Noodle Salad

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Isadora Baum

Isadora Baum is a freelance writer, author, and certified health coach. She writes for various magazines, such as Bustle, SHAPE, Men's Health, Women's Health, Health, Prevention, POPSUGAR, Runner's World, Reader's Digest, and more. She is also the author of 5-Minute Energy with Simon & Schuster. She can't resist a good sample, a killer margarita, a new HIIT class, or an easy laugh. Beyond magazines, she helps grow businesses through blogging and content marketing strategy. To read her work or inquire, please visit her website: isadorabaum.com.