For our 5-year wedding anniversary, my husband got me a spiralizer — and I was completely over the moon! I had been wanting a spiralizer after seeing a pin that compared the calories in a typical spaghetti to the calories in spiralized spaghetti.
How you ask? The spiralizer slices all your favorite veggies into spaghetti, fettuccine, ribbon, and even elbow noodles allowing you to replace high calorie pasta with low calorie veggies! Dieting? You don’t have cut our your favorite pasta dish (or dishes)! And, no vegetable is off limits, you can spiralize them all – zucchini, squash, white potatoes, sweet potatoes, carrots, broccoli…the list goes on.
I was so excited about my new gadget that I wanted to move beyond basic spaghetti — that is when I found inspiralized.com. This blog is a spiralizer’s dream. The author experiments with different veggies creating lunches, dinners, desserts, and much more. With her recipes, I have made zucchini spaghetti, carrot rice, zucchini pad thai, potato noodle casserole with asparagus, and even sweet potato mac-and-cheese!
I absolutely love my spiralizer and highly recommend it. It allows you to quickly and easily replace pasta with veggies for healthier meals still on the cheap. Also, this is great for people with gluten allergies — enjoy pasta dishes without the pasta.
You can get your own spiralizer at Williams Sonoma or online at Amazon.com. Retailing anywhere from $25 to $40 bucks, this little guy is worth every penny.
Be sure to check inspiralized.com as well for super awesome recipes!
A peek at my inspiralized creations: (top from left to right): BLT Pasta, Tortilla Espanola with Chorizo (bottom): Gruyere and Asparagus Potato Noodle Casserole