What could a mere kitchen gadget provide me with that my existing appliances don’t, I hear you ask?
Well, for one thing, the spiralizer can help you prepare healthy, vegetable-based meals that you never thought possible before. You can tell from the design how simple yet effective the spiralizer is, and there are literally thousands of great recipes you can try out! Let’s take a look at a few of the benefits of spiralizing:
1. It helps you eat more veggies.
Let’s all be honest with ourselves about how many vegetables we eat. It’s probably not 5 a day. What’s that? You do eat 5 a day? Well, it sucks to be you, because to be really firing on all cylinders, you should actually have more like 9 portions of fruit and vegetables per day. Just about all vegetables can be spiralized, unless it has a pit or is incredibly mushy.
2. It can help you kick-start your diet.
If you love to help yourself to big portions of pasta, noodles or other starchy foods, it’s an easy swap to veggies when you have a spiralizer to transform your humble courgette into a big pile of ‘zoodles’! Vegetables are rich in fibre as well as other nutrients, and they are low in calories, so using a spiralizer is the perfect way to begin a weight loss plan without feeling like you are missing out on your favourites.
3. You can be more adventurous with food.
Sure, you could just spiral a load of courgette and call it done, but why stop there? Make spicy sweet potato noodles for an Asian-style dish, transform a Greek salad with some spiralized cucumber, or spiralize some beetroot for a colourful side dish with some goat’s cheese and walnuts! Use your imagination to create some delicious new recipes.
4. Make dinner in less than half the time.
Instead of waiting for some potatoes to boil or make rice without it going mushy, spiralized vegetables are ready in no time at all. Throw in softer veg like courgette with a marinara sauce for a couple of minutes at the end of cooking, or flash-fry in olive oil for a crunchier texture. Sone veggies can be eaten raw more easily too, which means that they are extra nutritious.
5. Save on electricity.
The spiralizer is hand-operated and doesn’t need to be plugged in, so it’s eco-friendly and easy on your electric bill! Excellent for smaller kitchens that might not have enough room for a large hob with several pans on the go. You could even take it camping!
6. It’s easy to use.
Just jam your preferred vegetable on there, turn the handle and within 30 seconds the whole thing is spiralized, just like that. Don’t worry about spending ages doing the washing up either – the spiralizer is very easy to clean and can be taken apart and reassembled in no time at all. So what are you waiting for?