In this week’s Millennial Mom, I explained how my life has changed since getting a veggie spiralizer. Everyone is doing nowadays, so why are you yet? Bon Appetite explained, “We love traditional pasta, but lately we’ve noticed a new breed of noodles. We’re not talking about rice, corn, or quinoa spaghetti—we’re talking about spiralized vegetables. The spiralizer is an inexpensive tool (one of the most popular brands retails for $39.95) that turns fresh veggies into faux-noodles (zoodles, if you will, but we won’t). It isn’t just for the carb-averse; everyone from home cooks to restaurant chefs are spiralizing.
Most models are about the size of a large toaster and function like a giant pencil sharpener. A firm, peeled veggie is held in place with a clamp over the grinder, and as the vegetable disappears into the hold, the cook uses a hand crank to make the gears work. The result is a pile of extra-long, gently curled ribbons.”
They are so versatile and easy to use, I have seen them at discount stores as low as $13.00. You could virtually spiralize any vegetable. Not to mention, it looks so darn cool!
Here is a list of top spiralizers brought to you by onegreenplanet.org
- Paderno World Cuisine Tri-Blade Spiral Vegetable Slicer
- Joyce Chen Saladacco Spiral Slicer
- Kitchen Active Spiralizer
- GEFU Spiralfix Spiral Cutter
- Breiftons Stainless Steel Spiral Slicer
Get the descriptions of all of them here…
I, personally, got the “as seen on TV” brand and found it works wonderfully. Whichever you may choose, get creative…it really will change your eating habits.