10 Healthy Meal Alternatives To Make With a Spiralizer

10 Healthy Meal Alternatives You Can Make with a Spiralizer - Inspiralized.com

10 Healthy Meal Alternatives You Can Make with a Spiralizer - Inspiralized.com

When your spiralizer arrives, you take it out of the box and then what? What can you make? What are the possibilities?

Immediately, you Google “what to do with a spiralizer” and hopefully, you’ve found me. Hi!

You start clicking around my blog and everything might seem overwhelming at first. Well, today’s post is an overview of what exactly the spiralizer is capable of.

1. Pasta

Probably the most popular, you can use vegetable noodles as replacement in your favorite pasta recipes. This immediately adds added nutrients to your meal, while lowering carbs, calories and sugars. Plus, it’s an unprocessed way to enjoy pasta and is gluten-free and Paleo.

Example recipes: Shaved Asparagus and Sausage Sweet Potato Noodle Pasta //  Cacio e Pepe with Bacon (Zucchini Noodles)

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2. Noodles

Probably the second most popular, you can use vegetable noodles as replacement in your Asian noodle dishes. Whether you love Thai, Chinese, Korean or any other type of delicious Asian noodle dishes, you can recreate it using spiralized veggies.

Example recipes:  Miso-Ponzu Zucchini Noodles with Tofu // Ginger Scallion Egg Drop Soup with Zucchini Noodles 

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3. Rice

That’s right. By placing your spiralized veggies into a food processor, you can create rice out of vegetables! The best vegetables for this are the harder veggies, such as beet, carrot, sweet potato and butternut squash.

Example recipes: Plantain Rice and Beans // Sweet Potato Fried Rice

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4. Buns

Instead of using a processed piece of bread or sandwich bun, form your favorite vegetable noodles into a patty and create a bun! These buns are bound with an egg and add so much flavor and depth to any sandwich!

Example recipes: Spiralized Veggie Sandwich // Spiralized Ham & Cheese Sandwich

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5. Fries & Chips

One of the blades on the spiralizer makes it easy to slice you vegetables into chips. Another blade makes it easy to spiralize your vegetable into shoestring fries. By replacing a potato with a lower calorie vegetable like jicama, you can instantly make diet-friendly “fries.”

Example recipes: Jicama Fries // Rutabaga Chips

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6. Pasta Salad

Pasta salads are made easy with the spiralizer – especially because your vegetables are usually already chilled! By replacing regular pasta with spiralized vegetables, you can make this lighter option that’s certain to impress your guests.

Example recipes: Greek Cucumber Noodle Pasta Salad // Tuna, Celery and Egg Zucchini Pasta Salad

For all pasta salad recipes:

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7. Pizza

What?! Pizza?! Yes – by simply using the Inspiralized Bun and making it into a bigger version, you can use spiralized noodles to create a “crust.” Ditch the processed pizza crust and use this hearty, healthy version instead – ingredients are simply noodles and egg! It’s gluten-free!

Example recipes: Cajun Broccoli Sweet Potato Noodle Pasta // Sweet Potato Noodle Marinara Pizza

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8. Soups

Make a heartier soup by adding in vegetable noodles! Love soups with pasta in them? Swap in spiralized veggies in place of the real pasta for a healthy spin.

Example recipes: Miso Green Tea and Ginger Zucchini Noodle Soup with Tofu // Mexican Fideo Soup with Sweet Potato Noodles

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9. Salads

Lettuce can get boring. Ditch the kale and spinach and opt in for zucchinis, cucumbers, carrots or beets! Love lettuce? No problem – spruce up your salads by using spiralized veggies to add flavor, texture and color.

Example recipes: Cucumber Noodle Salad with Feta, Onions and Red Wine Vinaigrette // Zucchini and Kale Apple Slaw

For all salad recipes:

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10. Casseroles

Don’t spend any extra time slicing, dicing or waiting for your pasta noodles to be ready. Shave off hundreds of calories and carbs with zucchini noodles or simply ditch the processed noodle and opt for a sweet potato or potato noodle. These family-friend casseroles are a fun way to use your spiralizer.

Example recipes: Zucchini Noodle Spinach Lasagna // Bacon and Brussel Sprout Potato Noodle Casserole

For all casserole recipes:

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rose says:
JUST picked mine up yesterday at a Williams Sonoma in Calgary, Alberta Canada. Perfect timing to kick up the healthy in our home! Thanks SO much for all the delicious looking recipes to try.
I am LOVING your blog. My husband told me my new spiralizer was a ridiculous one-trick pony. I'm making it my mission to prove him wrong!
Yes! Let me know if you need any help with that!!
Tina Muir says:
You are just amazing! I cannot believe you have so many great ways to use one! I literally would never have thought of half of these, this post is even better for thinking of more ways to make your veggies go further :) Yay!
Joanne says:
So many inspiralzing ideas, so little time!!
Gayle says:
And I DID find you! Truly, I just bought a Veggetti and was wondering, "Now what?" AND HERE YOU ARE! Thanks for being such a forward thinker and finding a need and filling it (with yummy ingredients)! I look forward to this adventure!
Suzanne says:
This kind of summary post is SO helpful as a fun reminder to keep eating those veggies. Thanks, Ali!
Jean says:
I love your blog. I got my spiralizer through Amazon.ca. My daughter-in-law and son use theirs so got us onto it. Your recipes are so delicious but what I like is that the food is no longer boring, new but not so old tastes put together make it so exciting to eat. Look forward to your blogs.
Roberta says:
I've had my spiralizer for a while but have only been doing boring zucchini noodles. This post presents so many more exciting possibilities. Thanks! My husband was also skeptical when I purchased one. Now I can prove him wrong.
Yes, Roberta!! Prove him wrong :)
Chuck says:
Hi, Ali ..... just wondering if you have frozen any casserole dishes you've made using the spiralizer? Thanks
What?!?! rice made of veggies? OMG my reality has been shattered. Thanks! Will try now!
Foulla says:
Hi! You have really inspired me1 Even my dog is excited as he LOVES his apple cut so thin. I borrowed a friends spiralizer and must have my own. Question: Do the blades come out for cleaning on the Inpiralizer? Are there replacement blades/parts available?
Paula Smith says:
Am going to buy one but am not a very creative cook so love your ideas.
lovely and delicious. I have been looking for a promising recipe to experiment my new food processor I bought from a guide http://cuisinartfoodprocessor.com/10-best-2017-food-processors/ Keep sharing useful recipies like this THank you

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