We’ve all been there. “I don’t want to give up the carbs; they are too good.”
“Is there a way I can make my favorite pasta dish healthy?” A spiralizer can do just that.
Ever heard of one? These innovative kitchen contraptions can turn fruits and veggies into delicate noodles that are full of vitamins and minerals.
What is a spiralizer?
This culinary gizmo has a razor sharp cutter mechanism that slices and dices fruits and vegetables into the most perfect nutritional noodles.
Here are a few reasons a spiralizer could make a nice addition to your kitchen:
- Right off the bat, you’re cutting carbs. Consider incorporating spiralized squash or zucchini in your next spaghetti recipe and see how it turns out. You might find that you don’t miss the noodles as much as you thought you would.
- Saves time. Instead of waiting for water to boil, and for the pasta to reach the perfect “al dente,” all you have to do here is put your veggies in the spiralizer, and your noodles are ready.
- Getting more fruits and veggies in our diet. A spiralizer incorporates nutrient-rich food into our life in a sneaky way. You would be surprised that an entire apple or two zucchinis make up the spiral noodles in your favorite dish!
- Adheres to different food lifestyles. A spiralizer aids in the preparation of a ton of different recipes that are vegan, paleo, and gluten-free.
What can you make?
If you need a little inspiration, check out some of our favorite recipes:
After your new toy arrives, swing by the market pick up your favorite fruits and veggies and give some of the recipes a try. Comment below and let us know how they turn out!
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