Zoodles, Swoodles, Rutaboodles…Oh My!

Looking to cut back on pasta without cutting back on pasta? You just bought a Veggetti, didn’t you?Veggetti, Spiralizer, or the hard-core thing I use called the Beriner Cook Help Vegetable Slicer (see pic below). These wonderful kitchen tools provide you with easy ways to create noodles out of vegetables like Zucchini (Zoodles), Sweet Potatoes (Swoodles), Rutabaga (Rutaboodles), Carrots, squashes, potatoes, cucumbers, beets, kohlrabi, Jicama, etc. I am really into rutabaga right now. I don’t know why, either… These tools make great pasta alternatives for traditional Italian dishes but also things like pad thai and baked fries. There are loads of recipes out there and even youtube video tutorials.

Sample Recipe: Swoodles

Take 1-2 Spiralized Sweet potatoes and lightly boil the “swoodles” to desired consistency. Add in a Protein like shrimp if you like. Add in other veggies if you like. Cover in sauce. For a healthy pesto sauce place the following ingredients in a food processor or blender and serve.

For pesto sauce:

  • 3-4 large handfuls fresh spinach
  • 1-2 heavy-handed pours olive oil
  • 2-3 cloves garlic
  • 1 handful almonds
  • 1 handful parmesan
  • juice of half a lemon
  • tablespoon dried basil
  • tablespoon dried parsley
  • salt and pepper to taste

There are TONS of recipes out there. Here are a few links to get you started.

This blog written by a lovely lady named Ali will give you video tutorials on how to spiralize different veggies, cleaning tips, recipes and so on.

http://www.inspiralized.com/2014/05/15/the-best-beginner-recipes-for-the-spiralizer/

http://www.buzzfeed.com/getinspiralized/25-healthy-meals-you-can-make-with-a-spiralizer-e0hh

Pinterest has lots of Recipes. Here is a good link to start with:

http://www.pinterest.com/patbellsmith/spiralizer/

 

Beriner Cook Help Spiral Vegetable Slicer:veggie slicer

http://www.amazon.com/Benriner-Cook-Spiral-Vegatable-Slicer/dp/B00012F3R2/ref=sr_1_fkmr0_2?ie=UTF8&qid=1409477431&sr=8-2-fkmr0&keywords=veggie+peeler+crank

Live Well.

Advertisements

About janabnana

MS in Exercise Science. Personal Trainer, Fitness Instructor.
This entry was posted in fitness, fitness and wellness, Health, Health, fitness and wellness and tagged , , , . Bookmark the permalink.

Leave a Reply

Fill in your details below or click an icon to log in:

WordPress.com Logo

You are commenting using your WordPress.com account. Log Out / Change )

Twitter picture

You are commenting using your Twitter account. Log Out / Change )

Facebook photo

You are commenting using your Facebook account. Log Out / Change )

Google+ photo

You are commenting using your Google+ account. Log Out / Change )

Connecting to %s