When it comes to kitchen gadgets, I have my fair share. From mandolins to potato peelers, garlic crushes to lemon juicers, I’m a fan of anything that makes cooking easier. But when it comes to building a healthy diet, eating the same steamed and sautéed veggies all the time can get boring. I mean a girl can only each so much broccoli. So I invited the spiralizer into my kitchen and it changed the game. If you’re looking to figure out how to inspire you cooking past boring vegs and stay motivated on your health journey, here are a few reasons to consider the spiralizer*.
Add More Fiber Less Starch
If you’ve been around for a bit, you’ll know I’m a massive fan of building meals around vegetables. Personally, it’s because I know I’ve struggled to prioritize them in the past. Using an inspirializer helps me to do it. I love using spiralized veggies instead of a more starch filled option as the base of my dishes. It’s great to swap into pasta for half of your noodles to add in fiber. Or to make a sweet potato base instead of rice for your curry.
So Many Possibilities
Honestly, the spiralized life is probably a diet in it’s own right. So much so there is a food blogger or two out there crushing it creating recipes to inspire your next spiral meal. If you’re looking to try a few out I’d check out Inspirialized. Ali has created so many amazing recipes and they work for all kinds of diets. From vegan to gluten free, there is literally a meal for everyone.
Amazing Homemade Curly Fries
As my diet has become more refined over the years, my ability to order french fries for wherever has changed. Cross contamination and poor quality cooking oils have led me to a place where I opt for the at home version. And now I have the option to make amazing sweet potato curly fries without every getting out of my pjs. It’s the small joys in life friends.
Be Inspired With Vegetables Again
I’ll admit that I’m not a profession with it comes to my spiralizer. There are times where I spend more time fighting that making things work. But I love that it encourages me to eat vegetables in a new way. There are so many ways to create dishes with vegetables when you just consider changing their shapes. Soups, salads, pastas and more can all be changed with a different sized veggie. I’ve even seen sweet potato waffles. Who know?
So if you’re looking to feel inspired or maybe you’re a kitchen gadget junkie like me, I hope you’ll check the spiralizer out. It’s great to have on hand and will keep you inspired to up your vegetable game in no time. Happy cooking friends!