~Great Find Friday~ Big Spiralizer, Small Spiralizer. Zucchini Noodles 101.

Most of you already have one of these, buuuuut I couldn’t run the risk of not sharing this with those of you who don’t.  Ever heard of zucchini noodles? It’s just zucchini spiralized into a noodle shape. The reason why you should eat and love them is because when the zucchini noodles are barely cooked, they taste and resemble real noodles which pretty much means you can eat a ton of them and not feel weighed down.  If you’re watching your carbs, this is a necessity in the kitchen. We as a family, like to mix the noodles and the zucchini together at about 1:1 ratio. So you basically eat half the amount of noodles and get in some good veggies into your diet. The possibilities are endless! I have a great recipe I’ll be sharing soon with zucchini noodles and shrimp. So good! And healthy! I’m not a huge health nut but I do like to feel that we are getting our veggies in and this is a fun way to do it.

This first one I want to share is the little one and it’s a fabulous, tried and true spiral slicer. It’s super fast to get out and use and a great option for one or two people. I got this one on Amazon for….wait for it…FIVE DOLLARS. I have seen some similar ones at TJ Maxx and other places but I looked on Amazon and found this one for half the price and high ratings. Done deal.  It kind of makes flatter noodles resembling linguine. I like to chop these up a bit and throw in different meals. The boys never notice. Shhhh. It comes with this great little brush to clean the cutting area, but I just throw it in the dishwasher and it comes out clean.  Click Here to Buy it on Amazon for $5!

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The second spirliazer that I use and love is a top seller on Amazon and it’s made by Paderno. It’s amazing! I like that it makes more rounded noodles resembling actual spaghetti noodles. It comes with three different blades so you can do the round noodles in two different sizes and also a thin flat blade to make wide ribbons of veggies. The spiralizer itself has a little area to store the blades.  I just keep it all in the box and pull the whole thing out when I use it. It’s a useful little gadget that I use frequently. If you do a search for ‘zucchini noodle’ recipes, you’ll be blown away with the delicious food you can make. It’s $29.99 on Amazon and very highly rated. Click Here to Buy the Paderno Spiralizer! Hope you can get good use of these ideas and thanks for reading.

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*Photo taken from Amazon.com

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