Spiralized Zucchini Noodles

Over the past several months, I’ve been seeing all sorts of blog posts for spiralized veggie noodles: zucchini, carrots, even sweet potatoes. I didn’t have a spiralizer, though, so I couldn’t try any of these yummy (and healthy) looking dinner ideas. I figured one day I would buy myself one; I just hadn’t gotten around to it yet.

Well, many of you know that I follow the blog Whole Food. Real Food. Good Food. In February, Julie had a giveaway to celebrate her one year blogging anniversary. She was giving away a GEFU Spirelli Spiral Slicer for 5 lucky winners. I don’t usually enter giveaways (because I figure I’ll never win AND there are so many requirements to ‘like’ pages and blogs that I’m not really interested in), but, I went ahead and entered hers. And I won! The Rafflecopter randomly picked me and 4 others to receive a new spiralizer! I was so excited because this was something I really, truly wanted to try!

And it’s so easy to use! I decided to make spiralized zucchini noodles first.

Spiralizing

A spiralizer allows you to create ‘endless strips’ of vegetables within minutes. I started with zucchini because that seemed like the most obvious first choice. I washed it, cut off the ends, stuck it in one side, spun it around, and out came thin curls of zucchini! (You will probably want to cut these strips a bit or else they will be really, really long.) You can either eat these raw (in a salad or pasta dish) or you can saute them briefly for a softer, more pasta-like texture. For the first time, I decided to saute them and serve it with my homemade Alfredo sauce. Yes, I realize the healthy veggies and heavy cream sauce probably cancel each other out…but, it still saves a lot of a calories to use zucchini instead of regular pasta. 😉

Our yummy dinner…

Spiralized Zucchini

I added some asparagus to this dish, just for ‘something extra.’ First, I sauteed the cut asparagus in olive oil. Then, after it was soft, I added the zucchini strands and sauteed those for an additional 3-5 minutes. I placed the veggies on a plate, poured a little Alfredo sauce on top, and sprinkled with grated Parmesan cheese. It was excellent! This is definitely a kitchen gadget I plan to keep using!!

I handwashed mine the first couple of times, but it states that it’s dishwasher safe, so I’m sure I’ll be doing that next time. 🙂

Here is a link to the spiralizer if you want one for yourself! It really is going to be a great way to eat more veggies without my brain really thinking that’s what I’m doing. 😉

I’m also hoping to come up with some new sauces for these spiralized veggie noodles. I’ve seen a lot of yummy-looking recipes…now I just need to figure out which one I want to try first! 🙂

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Hi there! Here's a little info about me: I've been married to my husband for over 10 years and I'm a stay-at-home mom to our three young kids (a six year old daughter and four year old twin boys). As you might imagine, they keep me quite busy! In early 2013, we decided that we wanted to be a healthier family. To do this, we cut out all processed foods from our home and we now eat only REAL, whole foods. (When we're on vacation or at someone's house, we're not quite as strict.) We also try to exercise every day. Our goal is to raise healthy, happy kids...while maintaining our own health and happiness along the way! I hope you will follow along with us in our journey.

3 thoughts on “Spiralized Zucchini Noodles

  1. I have the Paderno spiralizer and we make spiraled sweet potatoes a lot (actually have it in the queue to post in a day or 2 :)) . I have yet to try zucchini but I will this summer once it becomes more abundant. Saving this recipe!

    1. I look forward to seeing your sweet potato post! And I’m looking forward to spiralizing the zucchinis we grow in our own garden this summer! 🙂

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