Sep 19, 2018
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I love kitchen tips that save me time in the kitchen and help me eat healthier. Just recently, I’ve learned how to store spiralized veggies for the week. I’m using spiralized zucchini for today’s example but the method is the same for nearly all spiralized veggies.
Spiralizing ahead of time and storing it properly so it’s conveniently ready for me in the refrigerator when I need it has been a game changer for me.
In the last couple of months, I’ve partnered with Wolf to bring you delicious recipes and kitchen tips that hopefully inspire you to make more homemade meals your family will love.
Today, I thought I would share this kitchen tip with you, since one of the things I’ve learned through the hundreds of comments you’ve left in the Reclaim the Kitchen campaign posts is that you, too, want to make healthier changes in your eating habits but don’t have a lot of time to spend in the kitchen.
Furthermore, not only do you want to eat healthier, but you also want to know how exactly one pulls it off when you are tied up at work or after school activities until shortly before dinner.
Finally, you also wanted tips on how to make veggies more appealing to kids. So overall, I believe you are going to love this post because it encompasses all the above.
I’ve you’ve missed the other delicious recipes, check out How to Roast a Chicken, Skillet Lasagna Recipe, Pizza Mini Quiches and Spiralized Zucchini and Tomato Recipe.
The recipes I’ve shared with you in the Reclaim the Kitchen series are easy to make, healthy, and quick to prepare. If you are not familiar with spiralizing, that’s ok! I’ve recently discovered how easy it can be to turn veggies into noodles! I also feel spiralizing is a great way to introduce more vegetables and make food more fun! Check out this quick video to see how the process is done.
Our favorite veggie to spiralize is zucchini; mostly because it’s available year round and when peeled, it yields a coil that looks like white “spaghetti”. You can also spiralize sweet potatoes, rhubarb, large carrots, parsnip, turnip, rutabaga, beets, broccoli stems, jicama… and much more.
This is the spiralizer I own. It’s inexpensive and it works great!
My three year-old loves to spiralize. I’m not sure if it’s the fun of turning the veggie into spaghetti noodles but he never walks away from the spiralizer until everything has been made into thin spaghetti-like noodles.
As you can see, spiralizing can be a great way to get our kids to be more involved with the foods they are going to eat!
How to store zucchini noodles
So, how does one save time with these veggie noodles? For starters, you can spiralize once and store the veggie noodles in a paper towel lined glass container or sealable plastic bag for 4-5 days! The paper towel absorbs excess moisture and the airtight container holds your veggie noodles for the next meal!
Can You Freeze Zoodles?
One question I get all the time is can you freeze zucchini noodles (aka zoodles)? The answer is, yes and no. Since zucchini is naturally high in water Zoodles tend to be a bit watery when you thaw them out.
You can definitely freeze sweet potato zoodles, squash zoodles, onion zoodles…. and more, but we prefer to stick with the fridge method listed above when it comes to zucchini noodles.
How to cook spiralized zucchini noodles
Cooking them is easy. Spiralized noodles can be sautéed lightly with a little oil and be on a plate in a snap! This means, that from fridge to plate a meal can be done in five minutes or less. I think this is the ultimate healthy fast food!
After you make your spiralized noodles, make sure you try one of my Spiralized Zucchini recipes. Or check out my kids’ favorite way to eat spiralized zucchini – topped with my homemade Spaghetti Bolognese Sauce. However, you can use spiralized veggies in any recipe in which you’d normally use pasta.
Have you tried spiralizing? If you have, share your favorite veggie to spiralize or your favorite way to eat spiralized veggies.
Just got my spiralizer to work but how do you incorporate it into a cold salad? Do you still use lettuce as the base of the salad??
You can use spiralized veggies as your base or mixed with lettuce. the possibilities are endless.
have been freezing veggie noodles for yrs. The key for the ones higher in water content is salt and drain prior to freexing. Make noodlez sprinkle with sea salt. Give it a light tossing to spread the salt evenly. In a collander over the sink and let drain for 30 to 45 mins. Into vaccum bag and seal and freeze.
I have only dabbled in spiralizing, but am looking forward to doing more. My favorite recipe is a spiralized cucumber with shrimp and a mild sriracha dressing(it origonally called for crab but shrimp is my favorite). Thanks for a great site!
I’m curious about your success in spiralizing rhubarb….how’d you get it to work? Have you ever tried celery? Never crossed my mind to do a stalk veggie.
Zero success with celery and rhubarb with a spiralizer.
I spiralize zucchini, carrots, sweet potato and onion, add some minced garlic and olive oil and stir fry in a pan adding salt and pepper to taste… love it this way
From spiralizer to pan to table. Love it!
I have a spiralizer and I love it! I recently experimented with what I could spiralize. I did an onion, turned out nice. Then I did peppers, oh my wow! I used the ribbon cutter they were so nice and thin it was all one piece but I just trimmed it to the length I wanted! I will never cut an onion or pepper by hand again.
Does storing work okay for sweet potatoes and potatoes. Would I put in fridge for those? Would white potatoes darken? I love to spiralize sweet potatoes and would love to store them. Just don’t want to store in wrong place! Thanks.
white potatoes would darken a bit. I typically only store those a day or two ahead of time in between a moist paper towel. Enjoy!
If you prep cut potatoes the night before for Mashed potatoes, to keep them from turning brown, you want to put them in a bowl, cover with water and store in the fridge. I would think this may work the same. (Only for a day/over night tho)
I just bought this Spiralizer and I am in love with it 🙂 So far I have spiralized zucchini, summer squash and cucumber:D
I started making spiral squash a couple months ago. I usually use zucchini and yellow squash in equal parts. My favorite is to make a Kale Pesto with pine nuts, stir it all together with fresh shredded Pecorino Romano just until melted, then serve on plate with more Romano. It is tasty and healthy. For added flavor, I halve cherry tomatoes and add to the pan when heating up with the Pesto. 🙂
I haven’t vegetable noodles but I have a pickey eater grandson so this might be fun for him I let u know
I haven’t tried spiralized veggies, but I have tried spaghetti squash, and I absolutely love it. You just cut the squash in half and bake it. Instant veggie spaghetti! :] Noms
that’s one of my favorite veggies to eat too!
Just starting to convert my family into eating more whole foods. We have started by eliminating fast food & taking in more veggies. Zucchini seems to be a fav for them only when I put it in soup. I was buying whole wheat pasta but would love to get away from the grains althougher eventually. I’ve never eaten, or made spirilized veggies!
Thanks for all fun, yummy recipes! ☺️
Thank you Veronique! I hope your family loves them!
I have never tried using one but would love to try as I am really trying to make healthier meals for my family.
I’m new at making zoodles. I plan to freeze some of the bumper crop that my neighbor is sharing with me!
Wow!! What a great idea! I just recently joined your current subscription and am having a blast with my kids in introducing them to new meal ideas. My 8 year old loves veggies and packing for him is much easier, he really enjoyed the Rainbow Tray a few weeks ago. Who would have thought a 8 year old would eat it for lunch…..but he did. Yeah!! and my 1 year old is more of a meat and potato type of girl, so veggies are more of a challenge with her. But since she has been watching her big brother help me make lunches, and dinners (she wants to get involved). I have never used a Spiralized Veggie cutter before but I think it is a awesome idea and definitely would be a great time savor for making meals for kiddos. Plus, you could create some interesting and fun meals with just a little twist.
I’m so glad our ideas are helping Kathy! I always say it’s best to lead by example and it seems like her big brother is doing a great job! congrats!
Keep meaning to try a spiralizer sometime to see if I can get my non-veggie loving husband to try more veggies. He knows he should but just doesn’t like many of them.
I have twin toddlers and as I am sure you can imagine they have very picky tendencies! I have tried spaghetti squash but my husband is a fan. I would love to try this as we all like zucchini! Thanks for the idea I will look into getting a sprializer!
What a great idea. It is hard to get even adult children to eat healthy. Since I watching my diet because I am border-line dibetic, this is great for me. I can see the merit of adding this strands to salads.
wish I had one… this looks fabulous..
I’ve never used a spiralizer before. I would love to try it with a combo of carrots, squash, and zucchini from my garden this summer.
We love zoodles! But want to try jicama! That would be really refreshing with a mango salsa salad on top.
Yes!!what a great idea!
i have been reading a ton of info on spiralizing your veggies from my local organic food delivery guy! this would be awesome to win one!
I haven’t tried spiralized vegetables but I would love to try it. It like something my son would enjoy to help out in the kitchen.
We love spaghetti squash so I’m sure my family will love spiralized zucchini! I have picky eaters so it’s always hit or miss….
I have not tried spiralizing veggies yet, but I it just looks fun and I want to try it. I think this could turn my girls into veggies lovers after all!
I would LOVE to try this! Our family can always agree on pasta, so it might be an easy way to add in more veggies unnoticed. I, myself, happen to really like sautéing julienned carrots, zucchini and mushrooms. Delicious!
You said you make enough for the week, how many zucchini do you use? We have 5 in our family. Thanks!
I typically make 1- 1/ 1/2 zucchinis per person per meal and it depends if i am using it as a side or as the substitute for a bowl of pasta. You’ll get the hang of it once you spiralize and learn how much per person.
I have a mandolin which is great for making zuccini ribbons but then it is a lot of work to cut those down into smaller noodles!!
I would Love to try this. I have a very picky 5 year old and twin 2 year olds who are not as bad with eating. Plus, I’ll try anything once or twice.
We have never tried spiralized veggies, but would like to. My son is starting to be more open to trying new veggies. Last night, he tried cucumbers and liked them! I want to find more ways of incorporating vegetables into our meals.
Somewhere along the way my three kids have become picky about eating their veggies. They used to eat everything. I would absolutely love to try this. I am always searching for ways to increase the vegetable intake for our family. This seems like such a great solution to that!
Thanks for inspiring me! I need this! My hand held one takes the fun out of it! 🙂
yeah, that one can take the fun out of spiralizing for sure!
I have not tried a spiralizer.
I do have a very hard time getting my children to eat their veggies.. however, they love pasta. I have cooked spaghetti squash many times before, and they like that. 🙂 so this would be a great opportunity to get a different variety of veggies in their diet with ease..
Laura, I have been considering a purchase of one of the spiral gadgets. My husband and I have wanted to focus on more healthy eating, but as usual, the busy life tends to overide what we try to do. I wanted to know if this machine really worked, verses the handheld. I would love to have this one and begin to incorporate the option of all veggies to the meal instead of so much carbs. Thanks for the review and the video!
Sandra, the handheld one is AWFUL. It will take the fun out of spiralizing (I used mine once!). For a few extra dollars, this one is the way to go. The link to it is in the post. I hope this helps, Laura
I agree the hand held one is really awful and very slow! It might be okay for one person, if you don’t use it often.
I have a very picky eater and it is so hard to get her to try new things. I have been looking at spiralizers for some time now and would like to try it to see if I can encourage her to eat more veggies. Plus I think it will be a fun new way even for me to consume veggies from time to time.
I did not even know that such an amzing contraption existed. My 7 year old son cannot eat gluten, lactose, MSG and sugar and my 3 year old girl does not eat any veggies – they both Love noodles which makes me think that this is a fabulous concept. would love to try it. Not sure it is available in RSA though 🙁
Check and see if Amazon ships it (link in the post).
I’ve never tried a spiralizer but would love to try one!! Looks yummy! I have a child that is pretty finicky, doesn’t like cheese or milk, so when coming up with snack foods, I have to stay away from those items
My first child is a great eater, so I never had to mask veggies to get her to eat them. The second child – not so much. I struggle to get her to eat healthy. “Noodles” are one of the few food she likes, so I am anxious to try this !
This would be great for my family. We love pasta and vegetables. This would be great for hot summer nights when we want something quick, light, and healthy. Love all your ideas and recipes!
Our family has never tried spiralized vegetables but would love to try this out. I have 2 very picky eaters who make eating vegetables very challenging. This looks fun enough for them to participate in the making and eating!
I love this! I have 3 very picky eaters and I really think I could get them to eat healthier with this! Thank you!
I would love to try this. Great way to change up what the veggies look like!
I have used a spiralizer, but only for one recipe so far! It was outstanding! We did a recipe by skinnytaste, and everyone loved it!
It was this one – http://www.skinnytaste.com/2014/08/kung-pao-chicken-zoodles-for-two.html
I am always looking for new things and recipes to try, yet I have never used a spiralizer before. I think it would be neat to let my daughter use it. She loves to help in the kitchen, but it’s hard at dinner since so much requires the stove top or oven.
I do not have a spiralizer, but have used the grater to create “zucchini noodles”. It was great! I would like to try sweet potato noodles, but I think the spiralizer is a must for any potato noodle.
Could this be the one trick to get my picky eaters to eat their veggies?! One can only hope.
we don’t know until we try it…
I love spiralizing potatoes!! They make the best fried potatoes ever!!
We would love to try one of these! It looks like so much fun! My kids love to cook in the kitchen with me, and this would be a twofer! Time together plus super healthy food!
Not only would I love this spiralizer, but so would my husband! We need new ways to use the copious amounts of zucchini from the garden.
I love spiralized squash! It’s fabulous with a good meat sauce/marinara!! I would live to try this awesome spiralized, looks like it could handle any vegetable.
We have never tried a spiralizer. would love to try, my son loves to get involved in cooking and i think this would be a great way to help get in more veggies and let him help more in the kitchen
My daughter LOVES zucchini, but I have never tried turning it into spaghetti. What a fantastic idea! She is my little helper in the kitchen too, so this tool would be perfect for her to be able to assist me. Thank you for the tip!!
We just bought a very inexpensive spiralizer to try it out…and we LOVE it. Zucchini noodles are delicious. I’m in search of new recipes. Please share your favorites.
I have tried the food chopper before, but not this food spiralizer. Being a vegetarian, I always consume so much veggies and the most challenging part is to make it more appealing for my kids eat. I hope this would help my kids eat more veggies. I definitely would love to have one.
I would love to try using this spiralizer! I have used something similar that is a hand held spiralizer and it works so so but this looks much simpler and faster! My fiance’ is doing paleo and I would like to incorporate more veggies in my lifestyle. Making them ahead seems like a great and fast idea for weeknight dinners. I’m interested in using different types of vegetables in the spiralizer to make dinners/lunches more exciting!
Gwen @ ButtercupsBabies.com
I’ve run across these on Amazon, and was curious, but wondered how well they actually work? I would be super excited to win one. 2 out of my 3 kids are really hard to get to eat veggies. Nothing like a fun gadget to get kids interested in cooking, and hopefully also in eating!
I am going back to school to get my Family and Consumer Science degree. This would be hands-on training!
Would love to use these naturally gluten free noodles for my precious boys with Celiac!
I have never used a spiralizer before but would love to try one!! I’m not huge on the traditional pasta noodles, but absolutely love making “pasta” dishes with spaghetti squash. Next on the ballot would be to try using zucchini!
I haven’t tried spiralized vegetables – I want to, but haven’t had a great deal of success w/ spaghetti squash – I’m concerned that the same issues might result – that is – watery veggies. They do look fun though!
This spiralizer looks easier to use than my Vegetti and would allow me to spiralize more veggies at once! I love to sauté the “noodles” in tomato sauce with onions, bell peppers, and garlic and sometimes I serve this with whole wheat pasta as well. Yum.
I have a really picky son and I have always tried to get him to eat his vegtables but he refuses saying that they are nasty. I have a daughter that is 2 years older and you cant give her enough vegtables to eat. I have never tried to spiralize any vegtable. This is a very interesting concept and what a wonderful way to get kids to eat veggies.
I have one of the most picky eaters imaginable. I have not ever tried the spiraler but it looks like a great idea!!!
I love spiralizing – I just bought a cheap hand held one to see if I even liked it as a pasta substitute and just loved it – I still need to try on my son but I have had them several times now. Big hit with me.
Didn’t realize how easy it could be to incorporate spiralizing into a hectic schedule. Am ready to try one out.
I am very intrigued and would love to substitute spiralized veggies for pasta. Can’t wait to try it!
I have never spiraled veggies but I have used zucchini as spaghetti before. I just sliced it very thin. My kids love spaghetti squash but are generally very picky. I think my kids would love to use this this and it might get them to eat it too!
I would love to win this! I’ve used zucchini noodles but all I have is a hand held julienne slicer.
Wow! My boys, ages 10 & 6, are always asking to help in the kitchen. Our farmer’s market just reopened last week, and I would love to try the spiralizer on zucchini, definitely with some spaghetti sauce. Great idea for meatless Monday’s.
I have never tried this before but I think it is a great idea. I did not have to worry very much in the beginning, because my son was a good eater. Now, he’s 3, and he is getting to be picky eater. He’s also teaching that to his younger sister 🙁 This would be a great way to reclaim pasta night in a way that is healthy for my kids as well as my husband and me!
I haven’t tried spiralized veggies but it looks like a great way to serve them. My kids eat lots of vegetables. This would be a different way to serve them.
I haven’t spiralized any veggies yet but would like to. I bought a veggie spiral maker for my mom for Christmas because she recently found out she had to go gluten free. She has liked it so far. I think my kids would love to spiralize veggies as well as eat them; they love zucchini already anyway.
I would love to try spiraling my family’s veggies!!
Great way to get my kids to eat more veggies, I love to try this.
SO many comments, obviously everyone wanting to try spiralizing! It certainly seems like a winning solution to getting more fun and more goodness into meals!!! I would LOVE LOVE LOVE to win this and get my 4 kids in the kitchen more (ok, maybe not the 2 year old but the rest of them!!)
I’ve never tried this, I’d love to! What a great way to get more veggies in
OMGosh, my daughter would flip OUT over spiralizing! There wouldn’t be a safe veggie in the house! What fun!
I would love to try a spiralizer, and it would be a great way to get my family to eat more vegetables! Yum!
We haven’t tried the spiralized veggies yet, but want to try. We love your cookbook and try to incorporate more veggies into our diet everyday. This is another way to oust the bread! Crossing our fingers!
I’ve never thought of this before. I think my son would agree to eat it!
What a great idea! It seems the possibilities are endless. Thanks for giving a great alternative to pasta!
I have thought many times about ordering a spiralizer but just haven’t pulled the trigger. My family loves pasta but I’m trying to eat less grains. I think my little one would love helping make the “noodles”.
I am a Grandmother with a 6 year old in the house again, learning all these new tricks since my last rodeo! Always looking for something to catch his attention. I read about spiralizing but have not yet tried it–I think my grandson (and the rest of us) would love this, will be finding out soon.
So many zuchinni and other veggies to come from the garden…would love to have one of these!!!
My husband and I have been using another, smaller spiralizer (a hand held one). Its works OK but to have this one would be amazing! We haven’t gotten our 3 yr daughter to try them yet, but we’re trying. Pesto on zucchini ‘spaghetti’ is a winner in our house.
My sis bought me a japanese knock off, but it only makes paper thin strips, so I miss that ‘bite’ of pasta, but I like it for angel hair. Still, would love one that makes the bigger noodle! Kind of not helpful to me know since my son only likes regular pasta size. I was wondering how much you cook the pasta to get it warm enough and not musshy before you eat it!?? Also with my family, by the time they come to eat it’d be cold again!!!LOL!
Your spiralizer looks much more time and energy efficient than the tool I use! I’d love to have one of those! I try to eat low carb and love to make “zoodles” to put spaghetti sauces over when my kids are having pasta. It means I am enjoying a healthy meal that doesn’t require me to make a separate meal for different family members. Thanks for the great idea about how to make once and store for later! Your tips have helped me so much!
I would love to try this. What a great way to be able to include noodles into our grain-free lifestyle!
Never tried it, but really want to. Pretty sure the kids will love it, but I’ll have to win over my hubby!
I just found your website and love it! I’ve never tried spiralized veggies but would love to try it. Thanks for the great ideas! It’s really helping out with my 10 year old son. Thanks!
I keep thinking we need to try this type of “pasta”. I think my kids would enjoy making and eating it. Your book has changed the way we eat for the better. When we plan the meals for the week my kids will only look at your book. Thank you for such wonderful lunch ideas. I preordered your snack book the first day you could pre-order it. Can’t wait to read it!
Angela in Texas
I just got your email on this and read the article. I am definitely gonna have to try this. I have a little one (16 months)-she isn’t eating a large array of veggies so far – being extremely finicky and zucchini has proved to be one of the most inconsistent veggie. Depending on how it is cut, how it is prepared – she may or may not like it from day to day. One thing she does like is spaghetti – and this is a great alternative from regular pasta and even spaghetti squash (which she loves). Heck, I might even get her big sissy (17 years old) to eat a vegetable if I get one of these. Next stop is looking this nifty gadget up and seeing if the price is gonna kill me or not! haha! Thank you for sharing this great idea along with all the other great ones!
I have never spiralized veggies but I would love to try it out! I love your recipes and I would live to win a spiralizer!!! Pick me, please!!!
I have a difficult to use as seen on tv type of thing, but it is difficult to use and wastes a lot. I would love to have a real spiralizer!
I have a picky 5 year old, I have to come up with names like “princess beans” for edamame and the like! I would LOVE to try this spiralizer as she loves spaghetti. This would be the perfect way to sneak a veggie into her food. What a great idea! Hmnnn, what to call it when it comes time to serve…..
I am going to look into this! I have had to hide pulsed vegetables for my 5 year old (sensory difficulties). We are successful with zuchinni lasagna, but not spaghetti squash with spaghetti sauce- the rest of us LOVE it. I appreciate your posts and giveaways
🙂 God bless you.
I would love to have one! I have a 17 year old son that makes fun of being “healthy” and eats junk food with his friends. I have tried putting zucchini in meatloaf like Laura has in her veggie meatloaf recipe and he will eat it. Making spirals out of zucchini is a marvelous idea! I would love to have one because I think my son would eat it. He loves spaghetti. Maybe there is still hope to turning his tastes to more healthy ones.
They look really good, I have a friend that just got one last week so I will have to use hers and see if that will trick my 1 yr. old into eating veggies. He just recently decided he doesnt like vegtables at all anymore! I have always made his baby food and he ate them great then but once we switched him to eating foods that he can feed himself he wont eat the veggies he just throws them on the floor! He does loves spaghetti so maybe if he thinks the veggies are noodles he will eat them! Thanks for all the ideas! 🙂 Happy Monday!
I have one of those veggie peely things that could make the zuchini into little strands but it didn’t catch on. If I could make a bunch and keep for the week (and get a real spiralizer) I think it would catch on very quickly.
Been trying to transition my kids off pasta but it’s hard.. I think this would be easy 🙂
i dont have a spiralizer but do a similar thing with a julienne peeler, and just spritz with olive oil and a little fresh pepper, stir fry for a couple of minutes and serve. I usually do it with the peel on, so extra nutrients. With the spiralizer though I could see using it in lo mein as well. unfortunately no one but me likes red sauce, so they are used to noodles and butter.
I have not tried spiralized veggies but am absolutely dying to! My kids are ages 7, 5, and 2 and are very picky eaters. If they were to help spiralize the veggies I think they would be much more motivated to eat them. This would be great to have in my kitchen!
I have been wanting to try spiralized veggies for some time, now. My sister-in-law loves hers. I’m hoping pasta dishes will be appetizing to Madam-No-Pasta.
We tried raw zucchini noodles with an avocado ranch sauce, corn and beans. Zucchini has never been a big hit with the kids, but I thought the other flavors would make it work. FLOP.
I have been reading about this product for awhile but still haven’t pulled the trigger. My son is 3.5 yrs old and I think this would definitely peak his interest in cooking with me more.
I have been gluten intolerant for years and eating veggie noodles but julienned them as I had no spiralizer. I made pasta for the rest of my family as they thought zucchini noodles were weird. Then my two girls were told to cut out gluten due to health issues. I bought an inexpensive hand spiralizer (not the kind pictured – the $15 kind you hold in one hand and turn the veggies with your other hand). I started making “zoodles” with all pasta meals – spaghetti and meatballs, pad thai, chicken spaghetti casserole, shrimp scampi to name a few. My family no longer thinks zucchini noodles are weird! The only downside is I often cut myself on the hand spiralizer. I’ve looked at getting the larger one pictured but have not due to finances. I have tried a few other veggies in my little spiralizer but found they often did not fit well. I’ll have to wait until I get the larger spiralizer to try that again.
Tracy, I own the hand spiralizer too! I’ve cut myself many times so I gave up until I bought this spiralizer. It’s affordable and it works! Plus, it’s SO much faster!
I have never tries spiralizing veggies but would love to try it! Looks like fun. I don’t think I could use it as a pasta replacement, though. I would mix some in with pasta to get more veggies and also decrease the amount of pasta used. I think it would be fun to use a variety of colors of veggies to get a beautifully colorful dish!
I keep seeing these everywhere! Really want to try but don’t have the tool.
I have never tried this.
I have not tried spiralized veggies….they look amazingly good and fun! Would love to try it out for the family!!!! 🙂
Oh, I’ve always wanted a spiralizer!! They look like fun for grownups, too! 🙂
I have never seen this gadget before! It looks so cool! I would love to try it! Looks like a fun and easy way to cut up zucchini.
I have a cheap spiralizer that so far has w orked on zucchini and my finger. I would lOve a safe, fun, New spiralizer that my kids could use!
Oh yes, the handheld one… I had that one too. My fingers were not happy 🙂
I have a picky eater so anything that helps get nutritious options is what I am looking for.
would love to see more recipe and veggies to use with this. also wich veggy has less flavor to make “noodles” for the kid that doesn’t like veggies but peas. thx
I have eaten spiralized veggies on a few occasions. I would love a spiralizer because I have tried the various peelers that “spiralize,” but it’s hard!
what a fab idea! my kids don’t go for too much “newness,” so I’m not sure this will work… and they are especially fond of “real” pasta, so I’m wishing on a star. Good new is… if they don’t eat it this time around… more for me!
Hi! How fun! I haven’t tried spralizing veggies, yet….but I’m excited to try! My 3 year old would love to help out in making them! Thanks for the great tips!
My family loves to eat spiralized zucchini with homemade marinara. My 2 1/2 year old daughter is a spiralizing master. It’s one of her favorite things to do.
I would love to try the Spiralizer. It sounds like a great way to eat less pasta. My family has decided to eat less pasta and we miss it. This would be a great way to eat “pasta” often again.
I have never tried spiralized veggies as an alternative to pasta, although I would really like to try them. Having 6 children – ages 9 months, 23 months, 4, 6, 10, and 13 years – trying out new ways to eating favorite foods is always great fun! Looks like I need to purchase some more zucchini and let the children have some fun – being supervised, of course.
I’d love to have a spiralizer! I currently use a veggie peeler to add zucchini and yellow squash into our pasta meals. I’m sure with this I could replace the pasta part all together!
I’ve heard about this from a friend and have been wanting to try it. I will be on the lookout for recipes!
OMG I want to try this. I always wondered how they got the veggies the same of spaghetti. Now to go find a spiralizer on sale 🙂
Krista, I’ve never seen it on “sale” but this model is only $30. whatever you do, do NOT buy the hand held one for $15. Your fingers will not be happy.
I have always wanted to try spiralizing veggies to use as noodles! I know it’d be a great way to eat healthier, get more veggies in our diet and get the kids involved in kitchen fun!
I have a picky eater who likes veggies but not always the texture. I think this might be a win for him. Would love to try it out!
These look yummy. I would love to try them with my 3 kiddos!
I have a 3 yo and a 6 yo and both eat VERY few veggies. I would love to try this!
I’ve never tried one but it looks super fun!
I’ve been thinking of getting a spiralizer to try and get more veg into the kids’ diet. 🙂
My kids love spiralized zucchini! I have a hand-held one that is not very user friendly. I would love the one pictured in your post! I cannot wait to try your other veggie suggestions.
We’ve never tried a spiralizer and would love to! I love the idea f the kids helping out and being excited about doing it too!! Thanks for the video.
Wow! They say we eat with our eyes first and boy do those pictures make me hungry! I have a 2 yr old who eats everything and a 6 year old who has now become much more of a picky eater. They both love spaghetti and what a healthy alternative!
We tried sprializing zucchini with the Vegetti – it’s very sharp and hard to use. I made the “noodles” into pasta salad. I LOVED it, the kids did not like it so much, but I think it was more the idea than the actual food they didn’t like. Now that they know they LIKE zucchini we may have to try again (as soon as I find WHERE they HID my Vegetti!)
I’d love to try this with my picky eater!
I have a spiralizer and love it! I have made regular and sweet potato fries with it in addition to the noodles. My kids don’t hate the “noodles” however they don’t consider it pasta.
I haven’t tried spiralizing any veggies yet, but we love zucchini. I bet it would be a wonderful addition to a pasta salad. I do love spaghetti squash which does its own spiralizing.
I would love to try this! My two youngest children don’t like eating many veggies and this just might be the gadget to help me to get them trying new veggies!
This looks great – maybe my pasta-loving but veggie-hating boy will actually like a veggie!
I tried my hand at “noodles” made using a peeler…..I liked it, the kiddos….not so much.
I think sweet potatoes would be yummy, that’s what I would make first.
Thanks for the inspiration to keep trying new things!
What a great idea. I would love to try this for my kids.
I have wanted to get started spiralizing veggies for some time now. The spiralizer would help us on our way to healthier eating. I have a few gluten free eaters in our family and think they would enjoy a new kind of GF “noodle”.
I am intrigues by spiral inert. I bought an inexpensive, easy-to-store hand-held version, and it was terrible. Went into the trash almost immediately. I really want a larger one that actually works. I’ve been hearing very good things. I’d love to win one. 🙂
Have tried to do the veggie noddles using the Pamppered Chef shredded peeler. My son was not to keen on trying my new ‘noodles’ since they looked nothing like a noodle. Ha ha!!
He’ll eat a veggie here and there but not if you can see it. 😉
I have to say that the “peelers” don’t make it like spaghetti. I’ve tried that before with little success. I mean seriously… apparently it does have to look just like spaghetti Lol
I know! My son’s exact words were “Mom, what is that green hair doing on my plate?” LOL
would love to see if this will get more veggies into my kids!
Great post – changing just the shape or presentation of veggies can really help us all enjoy our food through creative cooking!
I’ve never tried speralized veg but am so interested. I have doubts (and hopes too) that my picky eaters would go for it.
worse case scenario…. you’ll love them Mel.
I have a picky eater who eats 2 things daily: pasta and chicken. She will eat some veggies occasionally and also salmon sashimi once each week (she tried it because it is pink, of course)! That is it! I have actually tried different tools to accomplish this same tactic, but never landed on this particular one. None of my previous tools (yes-plural!) have worked as well. How exciting to know what to look for and to possibly make some positive changes in her diet!
Yeah, I own the spiralizing peelers and hand held one. They were awful and a lot more work for me. This one is inexpensive and super easy to use. You are amazing for continuing to try Kim!
I use the food processor to make zucchini sticks for spaghetti (tried the vegetti and hated it way too hard to use) hubby actually likes it! So do both kids! Planting zucchini this year just for that reason!
yeah, the vegetti is awful. lol. you are going to have lots of zucchini to cook with! great!!
Our family has never spiralized veggies before but we would love to try!!
I’ve heard great things about the spiralizer but have been hesitant to buy one. I would love to try it!
I have seen so many amazing recipes using spiralized veggies. I have wanted to try spiralizing, but am hesitant to buy one with all of the choices on the market. How do you know which one to buy?
Sharon, I’ve owned several different tools that promise spaghetti veggies. All of them are awful except this one (no joke). And, it’s only $30. I should have saved my money. If you watch the video you will see how easy it is to use. love it!
I would love to try spiralized veggies!
I have seen these used on cooking shows but have not tried it.
I would love to try one of these!
I’ve never spiralized anything! But would love to give it a try with my abundant zucchini that I will have this summer.
never tried, but would love to
We have not tried the veggie spaghetti yet, but I have been wanting to. Since we just moved into a house with a huge garden area I am looking forward to having tons of zucchini and it would be a great way to use up all those veggies! Thanks for all your great recipes and tips!
My kids love zoodles! Such a great alternative to pasta
I’ve never spiralized, but would love to try!
This would help with prep for the week I have a 16 year daughter that is diabetic and also does not eat very little meat no red meat all and loves her veggies
I have tried spiralizing… but I hate cleaning up gadgets! I’m going to have to try again. Your recipes look so good!
Would love to try this and surprise my kids with zucchini noodles! Anything to get more veggies in the mix!
I absolutely love veggies and am always looking for ways to get my family interested in eating more of them. This might be a creative way to get my MIL on board to encourage the kids to try more veggies. Such a great idea!
A friend sautéed zucchini with pesto and said it was fab & her toddler gobbled it up. Can’t wait to try. I would love more recipe ideas with other veggies. Especially curious about jicama.
More veggie recipes are coming 😉
Would love to try spiralized zucchini with your Spaghetti Bolognese sauce! A friend of mine just bought a spiralizer and loves it. Thanks for the great post!
This item would be great to have in the kitchen as my husband has just finished cancer treatment & thinking of different ways to prepare food to keep it interesting can be a real challenge regards Jennifer
I have 3 pickie eaters. Vegetables are a challenge. This looks pretty inventive!
I really struggle to get my kids to eat veggies but when I made zucchini “spaghetti ” with a peeler they ate quite a bit. A spiralizer would really be a big help.
Not sure if I qualify outside of the USA but I hope so.
I haven’t tried spiralized veggies yet, but would love to! I have a 4 year old VERY picky eater that LOVES pasta and it would be great to try with him. Also another almost 7 year old girl that is gluten intolerant, so this would work a treat for them both! I’ve often thought of buying one, but wondered how good they are and if I would actually get my moneys worth if I purchased one. Love all your stuff by the way! I have your “Best Homemade Kids’ Lunches on The Planet” cookbook and LOVE IT! Thanks so much for all your ideas and recipes.
Thank you so much Lorraine! I hope to continue to inspire you in the kitchen. 🙂
A few months ago I went completely grain-free and have never felt better in my entire life!!!! However I’m having a hard time getting my kids onboard! I can’t wait to try the spiralizer!! I know my children will enjoy helping to “create” their own healthy & FUN meals as well 🙂
I know exactly how you feel Rosemarie! I was on the same boat. The spiralizer helped and when they really want pasta, we use gluten free pasta. I’ve never felt better… and the good news is that I am working on a grain free book… 😉
That is so wonderful! I can’t wait to check out your new book!!!
I round love to try this. My children would love this. they love zucchini !
Looks yummy, i would love to try a spiralizer.
I would really love to try to spiralize as my husband has had chemotherapy treatment followed by radiotherapy treatment & his tastes have changed considerably being able to do vegetables with a spiralizer would help to make the food more interesting & enjoyable regards Jennifer.
Jennifer, I’ll be happy to send you one!
Thank you so much Laura that would be wonderful I was showing my husband & he said the vegetables look very appetising if I can get his interest back to eating vegetables that he thinks he will be able to tolerate it would be wonderful we would both be very appreciative regards Jennifer would u like me to put my address details in a email.
I’ve always wanted to try one of these!
This is GREAT! I see lots of “green pasta” in our future.
I love this idea! I’ve seen you post about spiralized zucchini before and have been dying to try it. We have many food needs in my house, but the hardest to balance is cooking low/no carb meals for my brittle diabetic mother while sti trying to make “fun stuff” for my 3 kiddos (one of whom has gymnastic practice 10 hours a week). I also need to eat paleo for my own weight maintenance. It’s been tough but I have vowed not to make multiple dinners anymore. I’ve been reading about how you can make a bun out of sweet potatoes? I can’t wait to try it!
We haven’t tried spiralizing yet, but it looks fabulous! I’m always looking for fun, new ways to add more veggies to my family meals. Thanks for the ideas!
I’ve never tried this, but have been REALLY wanting a spiralizer. My 8yo. is SUPER PICKY, and this would be a great way to get him to eat veggis . Really hoping to try one soon.
I use a julienne peeler to make zucchini noodles but that spiralizer looks way easier! 🙂
Oh thanks for the post. I really want to get a spiralizer and have been collecting recipes . We grow zucchini in the summer and I am always look for new ways to cook it. Love the idea of making noodles and being able to skip all the carbs.
oh my gosh! you grow your own! I would love it!! they are so good and addicting. I hope you get one!
I would love to try spiralizing veggies and hoping it will help my son eat veggies.
This would be cool to do with our home grown zucchini.
I don’t have one but if I did I would for sure use it. I hear these spiral veggies are a hit. I have semi picky eaters but if I could get them involved to making this with me and helping I know they would eat it. Who ever designed this was pure genius. Veggies to look like noodles. Who wouldn’t eat that. Creative and healthy. 🙂
We’ve made zucchini spaghetti by hand with a peeler since my youngest was diagnosed with Celiac disease. It’s a lot of work with a veggie peeler but we like it so much better than rice noodles in spaghetti. I’d love to try out a fancy spiralizee like yours!
I haven’t tried spiral veggies, but would love to explore this with my picky eater! What a great idea, and fun!
Oh my this looks phenomenal! You are opening a new bag of tricks for me to use. I’ve never tried (or heard) of a spiralizer and am excited to read about it.
I’ve never tried it but I’m really curious to try. My girls would enjoy being part of the cooking process. Happy Mother’s Day!
I’d love to win this! With 3 little ones I want to get more veggie variety into their lives. Plus, we are considering trying gluten free. But even if we are not GF I’d like to reduce our wheat consumption just for variety in our diets.
Three members of my family are trying to learn how to eat healthier to combat heart disease, high blood pressure and obesity. Your site is a Godsend and has great helps for people like us. What a great way to cut some pasta carbs out of our diets!
Thank you so much for reading my recipes Ruby! I hope to continue to inspire you to make delicious healthy recipes. 🙂
I like zucchini noodles, but my family is not so excited about them 🙁 I use julienne peeler to make them. Maybe more involvement would help them like it,but julienne peeler is not appropriate for kiddos, that’s for sure. It looks like zucchini spiralizer makes different shaped noodles. It may help with the dish texture. Hope to try this.
I love the idea of spiralizing veggies! Even though my girls aren’t picky eaters, this would be a great way to replace the pasta. I’m thinking this with a pesto sauce would be amazing!
I’ve never tried it, but I would love to! Plus, it just looks fun!
I’ve wanted to try this for a while, but we’re just starting our picky-eater rehab over here. We’ve got a crank-style cheese grater that the kids think is super fun, so I bet they’d love spiralizing too!
LOVE the phrase “picky-eater rehab”!
I would love to try spiralized zuchinni for my daughter. She loves shredded zucchini that I hand grate into lasagna.
I’ve never tried it, and I’m not sure my picky daughter would get fooled by it, but I, personally, would love to try!
I have been wanting to try this for awhile. I have a fussy husband and kids. My 12 yr old daughter is a vegetarian who does not like veggies. She does like pasta so she may like this!
I would love to try this.
Looks like fun! I’m sure my four kiddos would love it!
This looks awesome. I would love to win a spiralizer and try this with my kids.
My Family has always wanted to try using a spiralizer. We all love zucchini and would love to eat healthier with making spaghetti this way.
I’ve heard of this, but I’ve never done it. My 3 year old is picky and eats like a bird. I’ll have to give this a try and see what she thinks!
My family of six would love spiraled veggies. I plan to ask for the spiraling machine for Christmas. It is not in our budget so I have to wait. Thank you for sharing your recipes and suggestions. Happy Mother’s Day.
I have not heard of spiralizing before. Would really like to try it!
We have not tried spiraled veggies yet. I would love to give it a try!
I would love to win this spiralizer! My daughter is VERY picky, but LOVES pasta. I have zucchini growing in my garden and I would love to try spiralized zucchini with pasta sauce so that she could get more veggies in her diet. Thank you!
With a very “selective” eater in our house, we have learned to master the art of the sneaky vegetable. This would be an excellent tool to have in our arsenal 🙂
I love to have the kids help me cook and this spiralizer would make it so much easier for them to help!
I have been looking at getting one of these as we can’t have certain grains and these seems to add a healthy alternative. Thank you for the tips and tricks!
I haven’t tried this but it looks like so much fun.
Haven’t tried them, but would love to!
I would love to try spiralized anything. I am a family child care provider with very picky toddlers. I think this would be a fun way to introduce and include different veggies, etc.
I love zucchini noodles. I have tried them with shrimp scampi and pas Thai. Both were delish.
I would love to try this. I’m tempted to buy one each time I see a recipe that uses it.
I want one sooooo bad!! Maybe my kids will eat veggies if I disguise them as spaghetti noodles!! ha!
We eat a lot of zucchini. I would love to have a spiralizer to use! Have never had one! Thanks for the chance!!!
I have been wanting to try my veggies like this! My daughter just discovered she liked zucchini and this would be awesome for us to do together!
Two of my kids are so picky! I’d love to try a spiralizer to see if that’d make veggies more interesting to eat. 🙂
I love zucchini noodles and have been making them with a julienne peeler which is very time consuming. Really would love a spiralizer to help cut down prep time. More time to enjoy with my homemade bolognaise sauce
My husband and I love zucchini and are always looking for new ways to cook it! I would love to try the spirilizer to make new meals for our meatless Monday’s!
I’ve wanted to try spiralized veggie “pasta” for a while now. I’d love to indulge with some creamy alfredo sauce and I would feel a little better substituting healthy veggies for traditional pasta.
I haven’t tried it but I definitely would love to. Great idea!
I would LOVE a spiralizer! Zuchetti (zucchini/spaghetti) is a staple in our house but I typically use a Julianne peeler to make our Zuchetti. 😉 I’ve always wanted to try a spiralizer (it seems like everyone is using one these days!) but I haven’t bit the bullet to buy one.
I can’t wait to give this a try in the battle against my 6-yr old’s pasta addiction!
I haven’t tried this technique but my picky eater loves zucchini. This would be fun and I bet he would eat it. We have food allergies so it’s hard to eat healthy. Love this idea.
We just planted zucchini in our garden. I would LOVE to try the spirilizer to make veggie “pasta”!
I have been wanting to try this! Would love to try spiralized zucchini with spaghetti sauce for my family.
I would love to try this! Maybe my daughter would eat her veggies.
Never tried it, but would love to win the spiral for vegetables.
I do shredded zucchini often instead of spaghetti but the kids haven’t taken to it. Need to try a spiralizer and see how that goes over!
What a cool gadget! I would love a spiralizer! I have three boys who would think it was so cool……and I’ll have zucchini coming out of my ears this summer since I just planted my garden last week 🙂
I would love to try using the spiralizer instead of opening a box of pasta. We are trying to cut down the carbs, so this would be really cool.
I’d love to try spiralizing zucchini! We grow so much of it in the summer that this would be a great way to use some up!
I’ve been wanting to try this! Such a fun and healthy alternative to pasta! I think my kids would love it and love to help make it!
I have always wanted to try this but worry my kids wouldn’t eat it. I guess I should give it a try and pray they do enjoy it! Would be a fun way to add veggies in our diet.
I’ve never tried this but wow! I love this idea so much.
I’ve never tried spiralizing, but wanted to. Have tried julienning Zukes with moderate success, and also long strips like linguine, with a veggie peeler. Would love to try this with carrots and sweet potatoes!
Never tried a spiralizer, but i think it might be a solution to our health needs. My husband in currently in CCU, and we need to get serious about healthier eating. I think a spiralizer would get many more veggies into our diet.
Martha, I hope your husband is on his journey to recovery and health already. Together you can make things healthier!
Been dying to try out spiralizing veggies! I’ve done shaved zucchini with my pasta and we all love it. But I feel like using this, my kids would eat even more 🙂
I can’t wait to try spiralized veggies! I’ve had my eye on them for a while! On my list. 😉
I would love to try the spiralizer. I have two very picky eaters. It’s very hard to get them to try new foods especially vegetables. However they are usually less fussy when they get to participate in the cooking process. I think they would enjoy working with this tool.
My husband and I are trying to cut carbs, and having a spiralizer to make “pasta”would be really helpful. what a cool idea.
I haven’t spiralized yet but I do add spaghetti squash to our whole wheat noodles for spaghetti. I have 8 kids from 3 months to 16 and they gobble it up.
I haven’t tried spiralizing veggies yet, but I’ve been wanting to. It would be a great way to add more vegetables into our meals. Besides zucchini, I’d like to try it with sweet potatoes.
This looks awesome! I love zucchini! Thanks for sharing!
I haven’t tried spiralized veggies. I’m game to try it. We just planted zucchini for the first time this year too. All in hopes that the kiddos will eat more veggies.
I’ve been seeing so many recipe ideas using a spiralizer. I think the fun factor would entice my kids.
Never tried this but have chopped various chinese root veggies thinly — love them but too labor intensive. This seem like the perfect solution ! Would love to try it.
A spiralizer is on my list of wanted kitchen items! I think my kids would love veggies as noodles!
I have never tried spiralized veggies before but would love to! I think the kids would have fun with it too.
As an Italian mom of four, pasta was a main ingredient in many of our meals. Fast forward thirty years and I am now a grandma of six with more to come I believe. Once a teacher, we must never stop learning, so this grandma is anxious to try this gadget out. My family is the fussiest of the fussy.
We haven’t used a spiralizer, but with 5 kids and 2 picky eaters we would love to try it!!
I’d love to try one! We are trying our best to eat well and my three kids love to help! We’d try one of the fun recipes on your blog!
I need to look into this tool. No problem eatings veggies in our household but love anything that helps make quick healthy meals. Time is a premium during weekdays.
I’d love to try a spiralizer! Love the idea of getting in another serving of veggies for my beige food loving son.
I have not tried a spiralizer. I have one picky eater so if this would be a way for all if us to eat more veggies I would like to try it.
I haven’t tried it yet, but I’d love to. Also for my Dad, who, after a heart attack, is eating vegan and lots more veggies. Do you cook the spiralized zucchini at all?
Yes, you lightly saute the zucchini on a pan for about 2 minutes.
Oops, I didn’t know you were supposed to cook it LOL I just poured the hot sauce over and everyone ate it, I do have a house full of men/boys so that helps, they eat anything I put before them 🙂
oooops! -and good thing! lol
Raw veggies are healthier so I don’t really mind, especially that we all enjoyed it 🙂
We spiral veggies all the time. I love to use a variety to put in spring rolls.
I’d love this. I use vegetti and would love to try this instead. 3 boys. One eats anything, one eats most things, one is only picky about veggies. He eats them only if they’re raw!
Wow! First time I see a spiralizer! The zucchini looks yummy! I have 3 kids with different taste but I try to make them eat the same thing….TRY!
Would love to win one.
I’ll keep reading because I am all out of ideas for this weeks’ meals!
I have yet to try it but it is on my summer bucket list this year. We belong to a local CSA and I plan to try making zucchini and summer squash spaghetti. I can’t wait, we love zucchini in our house especially from our own garden.
Love spiral vegies! Great post, thank you. We love ours with meatballs and our homemade tomato sauce – the kids get so excited when this is for dinner and so great they can help make them. The trick is having enough “noodles” for leftovers for lunch the next day because they will often go back for seconds. Would love to try parsnip noodles next as I’ve heard they are yum!
I would love to try spiralizing zucchini and serve as spaghetti like you do.
have tried but only with hand peeler. This would be way more fun!
I would love to try a spiralizer. I have one kid who eats most everything (like me), and one who is a little more picky (like dad) . For example, my oldest and I love spaghetti sqush pasta but the other two won’t touch it. I’m curious about this technique!
I haven’t tried this yet because I haven’t bought the spiralizer
I have been wanting to try zucchini spaghetti! Getting the kids involved seems like fun, & maybe a good idea to get them to actually eat the veggies!
I would love to try this with my kids. They love their vegetables and this would be a really fun way to eat them!
I’d love to have one of these, I bought a different type, it’s very small, that does the same but it takes a long time, well over an hour to do enough zucchini for my family of 6 and there were big chunks left over from each zucchini.
Oh yeah. the handheld one takes forever!! with a big family myself this one was the only one to use! In five minutes I spiralize for the entire week!
Wow that sounds nice! We really enjoyed the zucchini spaghetti so this is something I’d like to get.
I’ve never spiralized anything! Looks like a great way to get kids involved in eating healthier!
Recently I tried a Mediterranean pasta salad made with regular pasta, then went home and recreated it with spiralized and lightly steamed zucchini noodles. I added artichoke hearts, kalamata olives and sun dried tomatoes in oil (which I used a little of for the dressing) and had it for lunch at work. It was delicious! My husband is not much of a veggie lover, so I asked him yo replace some of his regular pasta with the zucchini and he was just as happy!
I have been try new ways to get my kids to eat healthier, this would be a wonderful way!!
Hello! I’m here for the spiralizer give away. Never had one. Never heard of it. But it sounds like a great idea! Also love the idea of spiralizing once a week. Thanks!
I’ve never tried this but have wanted to for years! With three picky kids (all picky for/against different foods, of course) and now two parents to provide healthy meals for I would love to give it a try!
I have been wanting to try this. I think my kids would love it!
I have wanted to try this for so long but haven’t known where to start! Thanks for the post and Happy Mother’s Day!
I have been wanting to try spiraled veggies for a while now. I just haven’t purchased a spiralizer because I wanted to make sure I would use it if I bought it 🙂
Would love to win one of these and try it out for my family as my husband and I (and our children) need to make a huge change in our eating.
I have only made spaghetti squash spaghetti and would love to experiment with all of the recipes I have seen with a spiralizer!
I haven’t tried spiralized veggies yet but love zucchini sauteed with red sauce. I think a spiral just might convince my little girl that zucchinis are yummy.
I love spiralized veggies! My favorite cooked is zucchini and my favorite raw is cucumber. I’ve also seen spiralized sweet potato cooked into 2 patties and used as a hamburger bun.
After the zuchinni is spiralized how do you cook It before serving it with spaghetti sauce?
You lightly saute it with a little oil for about 2 minutes.
I have not tried this yet. I think jicama sounds like fun. I enjoy jicama “tortillas.”
I think it would be an interesting change in my family’s meals to start replacing noodles with veggies. We are starting the process of getting rid of processed food items and it seems like a daunting task!
It would be awesome to win one, but if not I will hopefully get one soon!
I don’t have one of these but would love one to make my kids eat more veggies! My most picky eater LOVES noodles
I’ve got one who loves zucchini and one who loves spaghetti. Hopefully both would love zucchini like this!
I think that it would be fun to make “noodles” with my kids.
I haven’t tried spiralizing veggies yet, but I’ve heard good things about it. It’s something I’d love to try and see if my kids would get on board. They do look like they’d be fun to make.
We have had great luck with the Paderno brand, but have not yet tried the spiralizer. It looks like a wonderful way to offer up fun veggies to the kids!
Pilar, this is a Padermo spiralizer as well. I just don’t mention brands on the post.
I have never tried this but know my kids would love it! I love the tip to help keep it for the week too!
Would love to try this with my non-veggie eating three year old! And honestly, I’d like to try it myself 😉
I don’t spiralize yet, since I had never heard of this. But I would love to try one!
This looks yummy! We’ve never tried veggies this way, but my kids are veggie monsters and I bet they’d love this!
I’ve tried spiralized veggies before & my daughter loved them better than pasta! (She’s not a huge pasta fan). I would love to have this spiralizer. It looks easier than julienning them!
I’ve been seeing some great sprialized noodle recipes and would love to start trying some at home. From spaghetti to pad thai to some really yummy looking summer salads!!! Thanks again for always keeping things “fresh” and fun!!!
I would love to win one of these to try. My kiddos love zucchini bread but another way to use this veggie I grow in my garden would help! Thanks for the idea… now to find one…
I would like to try this with spaghetti sauce on top of zucchini
that’s what I do!!
What kind of spiralizer do you have? How much do they cost? Looks like a great way to get my boys to eat more veggies!
I have this spiralizer. Works great and it’s not expensive!
I haven’t tried spiralized vegetables – but I would love to try it.
My family has never used a spiralizer. We are eating vegetarian about 4 times a week and many vegetarian recipes include pasta. We would like to decrease our pasta intake and have some variety with these recipes. This sounds like a perfect tool to help us! Hopefully we will win one so we can start experimenting. We have been making this transition to support our daughter who doesn’t enjoy eating meat. Thank you.
I’ve NEVER spiralized veggies before but would love to try if I had the right tool. It seems like it would make vegetables a lot more interesting for the kids. 🙂
can you freeze the zoodles?
You can, but they are a bit “watery” when you thaw them out since zucchini is naturally high in water. You can definitely freeze sweet potatoe zoodles, squash zoodles, onion zoodles…. and more.
I have never tried it. But I want to as I am looking for wats to incorporate more veggies for my daughter!
We haven’t tried it, but we’d like to!
This looks amazing! I never knew this was a “thing”. Can’t wait to try this with my kiddo.
Well since I invested long ago in a kitchen aid mixer, I ordered the spiralizer attachment – I think it was about $40 – I knew if I bought a stand alone unit, I would need to find a place to store it in my little cottage AND I would proabably be disappointed with its form and function; so I went with what I knew – kitchen aid!
Under $20 for a decent spiralizer….Walmart or Amazon. You will love this. I used mine often! It was a gift and one of the best gifts I’ve had in a long time!