February 5, 2015

P1050338Wanna zoodle? I bet you do… If you follow the latest trends in healthy eating, or you’ve purchased any of my recipe books, you’ll have noticed this thing called “zoodles” where you use a spirailser to make noodles or spaghetti… but with veggies. Intrigued? I know you are – take a minute to absorb the awesomeness of the possibilites.   “So you do what with your veggies?” Often something that gets asked when I eat (or suggest) zoodles, as the idea of replacing noodles or spaghetti with raw veggies just doesn’t seem to be normal. But, it slowly is become more and more common, and less and less odd. Win!   You may wonder why this simple little swap is so brilliant. If you are one of millions of people who have decided to eat healthier, cut refined carbs, grains, have a gluten free or paleo diet, and avoid processed foods and you feel like you are missing out on your old favourite noodle and pasta dishes then fear no more. Zoodle-ing has your back.   Simply use raw veggies like zucchini, carrots, or even sweet potato (although this will require a small amount of cooking after being spiralled) in a cute little contraption like the one here (you FullSizeRendercan get even fancier ones too) to make noodles or ribbon style replacements (note: if you don’t have access or cannot get one of these simple tools then a typical vegetable peeler will do by using long sweeps down the vegetable to create “strips” of noodle style veggies) and top them with some delicious healthy toppings like homemade pesto’s, sauces, stir-fry veggies, soups, or a sweet little vegan bolognaise like this one below (recipe in the 5 day detox book) – you wont even notice you’re not indulging in gluggy refined pasta and your belly will thank you for it. P1050338 Plus, rather than filling up on nutritionally void, over-processed foods, your loading yourself up with nutritionally dense veggies. IMG_0873 I typically find one standard zucchini provides enough noodles for one (or mix and match zucchini, carrot, and some cooked sweet potato noodles too). You can eat the zucchini or carrot noodles raw, or you can slightly warm them in a pan (or your sauce/topping may just do the trick) – and an added bonus is it only takes a couple minutes to whip your noodles/pasta up (rather than the standard 10-12 minutes of that processed stuff).   So whats stopping you zoodle-ing today? Get to it. Got any zoodle-icious questions – pop them below and feel free to share this simple trick with the buttons below.   With Love, photosig