A healthy, active lifestyle must begin in the kitchen. Without the right fuel for your body, you’ll never be able to live the active lifestyle you want to have.
I’ve spent the last few years trying to move away from processed foods and the carb-focused diet that is so common in our culture. I’m here to tell you, it’s an uphill battle, but one way that I’ve been able to reduce our carb intake is by replacing pasta with zucchini noodles (a.k.a. zoodles.) I bought a julienne peeler for the purpose of turning this versatile veggie into a pasta replacement, but unfortunately, it was tedious to use, and I was always afraid I was going to cut myself as the zucchini got slippery.
I’ve been wanting a better solution so I ordered this Spiralizer from Kohl’s. You guys, this thing is a game changer!
A job that once took me 15-20 minutes now takes me less than 5, and I don’t have to worry about cutting myself. Plus you can use it for a lot more than zucchini, so if you’re not crazy about zucchini, stay tuned.
I didn’t want a spiralizer that was too big or cumbersome because I didn’t want to have to store it. This one by Origins is the perfect size, and it does the job just fine. It took me a while to get the hang of it, but now I can turn a whole zucchini into a bowl full of zoodles in seconds flat!
A spiralizer can be used for zucchini, onions, carrots, potatoes, sweet potatoes, butternut squash, and so much more. I love the idea of a carrot salad using the spiral setting. There are also settings to make slices (think cucumbers and eggplant!) as well as sticks (hello, french fries!) I’m also dying to try using it for onion rings.
It is recommended to start with zucchini until you get comfortable using a spiralizer. Even if you don’t care for zucchini, I dare you to try this in place of spaghetti at your next meal. I bet you and your family will love it.
Because it does require a bit of a learning curve, so I’ll show you how the spiralizer works, and then I’ve gathered a list of easy spiralizer recipes to inspire you to make your move this year by getting more veggies in your diet.
You start by cutting the zucchini into about 2-inch pieces and place each piece in the center of the bowl.
Then put the top on and give it a whirl.
Before you know it, you have a gorgeous bowl of zoodles for your favorite recipe.
Love the idea of a spiralizer, but not sure how you might use it? Here are several healthy and easy spiralizer recipes to get you started.
7 Healthy & Easy Spiralizer Recipes
- Lemon Garlic Shrimp Scampi Over Zoodles
- Sweet Potato Pesto Pasta
- Butternut Squash Noodles in Sage Brown Butter
- Cucumber Noodle Salad with Watercress, Mint and Toasted Sesame-Ginger Dressing
- Grandma’s Spaghetti Sauce & Meatballs with Zucchini Noodles
- Sweet Potato Noodles with Almond Miso Sauce
- Zucchini Caprese Salad
If you have a fun spiralizer recipe, I’d love to try it! Link it up in the comments!