WARNING: this blog post may lead to increased pasta consumption… still interested?
Well, my cheesy joke is on the readers who left my blog already!
GUYS. I want to introduce you to the Inspiralizer!! This product, created by Ali, is in my professional opinion, the best spiralizer out there. What is a spiralizer you ask? A spiralizer is a product that turns vegetables (and fruit) into noodle-like strands, which then can be utilized in place of pasta in your favorite dishes! What makes this product better than the others out there? Other than quality, the Inspiralizer comes with 4 separate blade shapes that can create ribbon noodles, fettuccine, linguine and spaghetti-shaped noodles out of ANY vegetables. And when I say any, I mean I dare you to go out and buy a butternut squash. This baby means business.
The Nutritional Benefits:
- Decrease caloric value of your favorite pasta dishes
- Increase vegetable intake
- Helpful for people with intolerances/dietary restrictions (i.e. gluten, vegan, paleo)
- Less expensive
- Less time
- Increased nutrient density
- Increased fiber intake
Instead of creating some fancy pasta dish, I thought I’d show you guys a play of the classic spaghetti with marinara. If you’re feeling adventurous, pick up an Inspiralizer today.. (which is on sale via the link above!!!) and try this easy dish when it arrives.
Sweet potato and Zucchini “Pasta” Marinara
1 large sweet potato, spiralized
2 large zucchinis, spiralized
1 tsp coconut oil
1-2 cups marinara sauce (I used Trader Joe’s tomato basil)
Pecorino Romano cheese
- Spiralize 1 large sweet potato and 1-2 large zucchinis (using whatever blade you prefer– each blade results in a different type of noodle!)
- On medium heat, warm 1 tsp coconut oil in a large frying pan.
- Add sweet potato noodles and sauté for 5 minutes, then add remaining noodles.
- Sauté until zucchini appears blanched… approximately 2-3 minutes.
- Remove from heat and toss with marinara sauce (the amount can be adjusted per preference!)
- Top with grated pecorino romano and you’re good to go!
- You can always add a protein source to this dish, which is absolutely recommended. Try chicken sausage, grilled chicken, chickpeas, tofu, etc.
**This review is solely opinion based. I have not been sponsored to review the above product.