Wednesday, June 2017
A spiraliser is a great kitchen tool, and it can really help add more veggies to your meals. In just a few minutes you can add fibre and nutrients to any meal.
Here are a few ideas of what you can do.
Sweet potato is packed full of fibre. To spiralise a sweet potato, peel it first to remove the outer skin. Once peeled, use the thicker blade to create beautiful long strands of sweet potato. To cook, either toss in a pan on high heat or roast them in the oven for 10-15 minutes.
Don’t cook or peel your Zucchini before you spiralise it, just wash and use the thicker blade to create your noodles. Then heat it in a pan until just warm, if you over cook the Zucchini it may go soggy. Enjoy like wheat pasta with your favourite sauce and top with cheese.
Just like zucchini, cucumber is perfectly made for the spiraliser. Try using cucumber spirals as the base for your salad. Top them with a zesty dressing, some avocado, capsicum, sesame seeds and cooked edamame beans. You now have a side dish for grilled chicken, ready in just a few minutes!
Carrots can be cooked or eaten raw, they can be added to soups, salads or pasta. Try boiling the carrots noodles in water for 2-3 minutes ten adding your sauce.
Using a spiraliser on different types of vegetables is a great way to get your recommended daily serves of veggies. Try adding some of these veggie noodles to your dishes, it’s an easy way to mix up your meals, and make them a little bit more exciting. For those nights when you need something quick and easy, the spiraliser is your new best friend!