I absolutely love a big bowl of noodles. It’s such a great base for almost any kind of flavor you’re wanting. They take on the flavors of whatever sauce, broth, or extras you add into them. But often times a big bowl of noodles can also be a big bowl of refined, nutrient lacking, processed calories. Today I’m going to share with you how to make a big bowl of nutrient packed, fresh, raw, healthy noodles.
I got this spiralizer for Christmas this past year, and have been loving it! You can find these on Amazon, or other kitchen supply stores. You can buy them for as little as twenty-five dollars. They are very easy to clean by just wiping it down with a wet cloth. Also, you can spiralize almost anything. My favorites are zucchini, carrots, apples, beets, and sweet potatoes. This particular spiralizer comes with three blades, two noodle blades (one is for thick noodles, the other is for thin) and one for circular slicing. So this is how you use this awesome contraption:
First start off with the fruit or vegetable you’d like to turn into noodles…..I love using zucchini.
Then, cut off both ends so they are flat..
Next, place on end of the vegetable on the blade..
And place the other end on the side with the spikes..
It should look a little something like this..
Now it’s time to spiralize! Simple push in and turn the handle to start cutting the vegetable into noodles..
And voilà, noodles!
They are nice and curly, and look just like noodles!
Do they taste exactly like noodles? No, but they are a great alternative to regular noodles. If you are trying to eat less processed foods this is a great way to do that. You still are getting the noodle texture, but getting more nutrients and less calories by using a spiralizer. These noodles can then be sautéed, heated, added into salads, and of course topped with all different sauces or toppings. This is a great base because the zucchini has such a neutral flavor it is easy to add whatever you’d like!
I highly recommend buying a spiralizer to add to your kitchen gadgets! They are quite useful and a great tool to eating cleaner, and healthier. Here are a few links where you can purchase them..