The spiralizer vegetable craze is proving to be a cult-cuisine classic, instead of a fading trend. In fact, Houlian’s restaurant is rolling out a menu featuring spiralizer vegetables. Spiralizer’s are kitchen gadgets that cut veggies into strands that resemble noodles. Replacing spaghetti with spiralizer zucchini is a simple switch that adds flavor and fiber into your diet.
Buy the gadget: The clever gadgets can be purchased at mass merchandisers and online. Price points range from $10 for a hand-held model to over $50 for a counter top with several blade attachments. Get ready to enhance your health with these quick and easy recipes that will help increase your fresh vegetable intake.
Plan ahead: Some vegetables are easy to spiralizer and incorporate into a variety of simple, quick and healthy meals.. Keep these vegetable on your grocery list: carrots, beets, butternut squash, zucchini, kelp, cucumber, eggplant, yams, and sweet potato. (For fresh and healthy dessers, think hard, crunchy fruits, like apples, pears, and even melon!)
Start cooking with these clever recipes:
Sweet Potato Pad Thai with Sriracha Sauce: Sweet potatoes are chock full of betacarotene, and this sweet and spicey Thai favorite delivers exotic flavors with a healthy twist. Loving sweet potato? Check out this savory recipe that blends spiralizer sweet potato with goat cheese and caramelized onion.
Shrimp Scampi Zoodles: A heart healthy version of an Italian classic dish, zucchini noodles replace linguini in this fresh take on shrimp scampi.
Spiralizer Apple-Pear Pomegranate Slaw With Honey Poppyseed Dressing: Feed your sweet tooth with this antioxidant rich slaw. Pear and apple blend to create a light and refreshing dessert. Dessert lovers swoon over this apple crumble recipe .