Zoodles, Swoodles, Rutaboodles…Oh My!

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/

Spiralizer Tri- Blade Vegetable Slicer:

This is a very popular one and if you visit the blog above, you will find lots of recipes and how to’s which is why I will share my affiliate link for the product with you. It works best with smaller veggies but can handle potaoes as well. spiralizer

Spiralizer

 

Veggetti: (can find at Bed, Bath and Beyond among other places).

This one is great for smaller veggies like zucchini. It is simple to use and easy to store in a drawer which is why I share my affiliate link with you for it here. veggetti

Veggetti

 

Beriner Cook Help Spiral Vegetable Slicer:

This one is my favorite for bigger veggies like rutabeggas. I use this one all of the time and  I gladly share my affiliate link below. veggie slicer

Benriner Cook Helper Slicer

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