12 Reasons Why You Need A Spiralizer

20:03 Jenna Sinclair 0 Comments



12 reasons why you need a spiralizer


You have probably seen many meals featuring 'spiralized' vegetables, but what makes them any different from the next latest kitchen fad? Here's 12 reasons to join the curly crew...


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1. Fibre - We all need more fibre. It's essential for digestion and it keeps you FULL! Did you know that? Sack that pasta off, it's nutritionally similar to cardboard. Yes, I know it is comforting in this weather (I'm all over pasta and butter this winter sssshh don't tell anyone) but summer is just around the corner and you want to look FIT, right? Swap pasta for veg in all your favourite spaghetti meals and enjoy the benefits that you will reap!

2. Variety - we are psychologically wired to seek variation in all areas of life. Routine is boring. We need stimulation, be it through colour, texture, sensations, patterns and taste. Spiralized veg means different veg - kids will love it as they can play with it, we can experience cucumbers away from the standard slices, raw courgette gets more attention and we can still enjoy amazing Italian meals with one smart substitution.

3. Fun - Because who doesn't see carrots as pencils and spiralizers as sharpeners? Also concentrating on getting one reaaaaally long spiral is good. Also a little frustrating when it keeps breaking off (tip: if it does keep breaking off, try the other end of the spiralizer, most have one large and one small blade setting. I like putting most of it through the smaller one)

This is the kind I'm talking about by the way, not those big fancy ones.

4. Spiralized veg holds more flavour - You know how broccoli florets hold garlic butter so well? I find the same happens with spiralized veg - namely courgette. More surface area = more coating = more flavour. Yes.

5. They are not expensive and do not take up lots of space in your kitchen. Unlike other trends and fads like nutribullets. Advocate those I do not. No no no. So overpriced. Not against smoothies (much) but come on who has got the time AND money to be making those on top of other meals. Not I said the fly. This little guy is the same size as a glass and is about a fiver.


6. Pretty - Spirazlied veg is pretty. Pasta just looks beige. Veg has colour. Back to variation on this but our brains need visuals too. Aesthetically pleasing food does wonders for your satiation. [Click here to read "The Benefits of Eating a Rainbow" Over on Primal Eye]

7. It challenges you. Yes we have the basics phallic go to veg like courgette, carrot, cucumber. But what about sweet potato, raw beetroot, apple, parsnip, or cheese? Oooh I've just inspired myself, watch this space!


So if you are ready to go ahead and get one or you already have one.. here are some recipes!

8. VIETNAMESE INSPIRED SUPER SIMPLE SALAD

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9. CHILLI-HONEY GLAZED CHICKEN WITH COCONUT, LIME & MANGO QUINOA AND SPIRALIZED COURGETTE


10. SOFT BOILED EGGS WITH SPICY & SOUR CUCUMBER NOODLES

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11. TURKEY & KING PRAWN RAMEN WITH COURGETTE NOODLES 


12. Meatballs & Courgetti with a Herby Tomato Sauce


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Do you have a spiralizer? Do you have any other ideas for spiralizing food? 
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