The Super Spiralizer: 6 Veggie Noodle Recipes You Need to TryArticle posted in: Diet & Nutrition
Let’s face it—pasta is a staple to a LOT of classic dishes. Whole wheat pasta in moderation can be used to enjoy smaller portions of some of these famous dishes, but we have an even healthier and more filling alternative that allows you to indulge in “noodles”(without being flooded with guilt as you take your last bite). This is where the awesome, easy-to-use and soon-to-be your go-to kitchen tool comes into play. Let us introduce you to the spiralizer—a small and handy kitchen utensil that is used to create pasta-like noodles out of a variety of veggies. That’s right, you can make vitamin and nutrient-packed pasta-inspired meals with one simple tool. Now that you’re starting to process the endless possibilities that accompany the use of a spiralizer, we are here to make your life even easier with a few of our favorite veggie noodle recipes you can enjoy on “pasta” night!
Here are six must-try veggie noodle recipes to add to your weekly menu:
Carrot and Zucchini Noodle Pad Thai is just as simple as it is delicious. With succulent shrimp and an array of flavors included, this Nutrisystem-approved dish uses a spiralizer to create these colorful noodles. Say goodbye to those nights of boring and often repetitive meals—Carrot and Zucchini Pad Thai is sure to liven up your menu the healthy way.
So fresh, so colorful—Sesame Soy Cucumber Salad is the perfect, quick-and-easy, go-to salad. Homemade dressing completes this delectable dish with a perfect combination of savory and sweet ingredients. Perfect for a party or a healthy and delicious lunch, this salad is certain to leave your taste buds feeling refreshed.
Did someone say potato salad? Yes, a spiralizer is so versatile, it can even be used to make a delicious, creamy potato salad. This Southwestern Sweet Potato Salad uses sweet potato noodles as the base and is combined with veggies and a homemade sauce that is to. die. for. Creamy with a hint of spice, this dish will definitely become a household favorite. Oh, and did we mention it’s packed with vitamins and nutrients?
This recipe gets the prize in the creativity department, as it uses parnips as the noodles to create a pasta-like dish that is full of flavorful deliciousness. Another recipe that combines an array of ingredients to create a creamy sauce—so creamy you will never believe it’s healthy diet-approved! Parsnip Noodles with Roasted Red Pepper Cream Sauce is so satisfying, you’ll be pulling out your spiralizer to create this dish every single week!
A classic pasta dish is transformed into a spiralized veggie noodle creation. Perhaps the most famous of the spiralized veggie noodles, zucchini, can be made into absolutely any pasta dish (with less calories and carbs!). Zucchini Noodles with Chicken and Cheese combines a few of our favorite ingredients to become a cheesy, protein-packed “pasta” dinner.
Last, but certainly not least, is Zucchini Noodles with Roasted Vegetables and Pesto. Perfect for those who are looking to go sans meat, this dish is packed with flavor from the rich taste of pesto and loaded with nutrients from the variety of roasted veggies. A go-to dish for those who are looking to go sans meat, Zucchini Noodles with Roasted Vegetables and Pesto just may very well show up on your menu at least once a week (maybe twice…. or more).