You may have heard of “zoodles” before or seen them featured in your favorite cooking magazine. Or, you may have seen packaged spiralized vegetables at your local grocery store. By now, you’re probably curious about spiralizing, but aren’t sure a) what spiralizing is exactly, b) what you can make with a spiralizer and c) which spiralizer to purchase (spoiler alert: it’s this one!).
We are here to tell you that the spiralizer is the best kitchen tool you can buy for a healthier you and for more exciting, inventive cooking! It enables you to turn vegetables and fruits into noodles, which can then be used to make creative and delicious meals, like this Zucchini Noodle Ramen, this Butternut Squash and Sausage Lasagna or even this Spiralized Pizza. Yes, you can even make pizza healthier with a spiralizer!
Join us and ditch the veggie boredom and start making vegetable-packed meals that taste like real deal comfort foods. Here are our top 9 reasons why you NEED a spiralizer:
Spiralizing helps promote weight loss and maintenance
Probably everyone’s favorite reason for spiralizing, spiralized vegetables are naturally light in calories, carbs, fat and sugar. By spiralizing, you’re naturally eating more vegetables – without even noticing (especially when they’re covered in a delicious tomato basil sauce!) This small shift in the way you eat helps lead to weight loss, because you’re consuming more vegetables and less processed foods while still remaining satisfied. Vegetables are high in water (such as zucchinis) and help detox your body, ridding it of unwanted toxins and leaving you refreshed and hydrated. Vegetables have an abundance of dietary fiber, which helps keep you fuller longer and help with your everyday digestion. Certain vegetables even help spike the metabolism, such as zucchinis, which are high in folates. Most importantly, after eating a bowl of vegetable noodles, you’re left feeling light and energized – ready to have a productive and healthy day, which means you’ll be more motivated to exercise and eat well. For a personal weight loss journey featuring spiralizing, read more here.
Find out how Inspiralized founder, Ali Maffucci, lost 30 pounds with the help of spiralizing!
You’ll be able to eat heaping bowls of pasta, but you’ll really just be eating a big bowl of vegetables!
Spiralizing easily sneaks more veggies into your diet. This is the whole reason we started Inspiralized – we were amazed that we could eat my favorite classic Italian pasta dishes, while eating vegetables! Since spiralized vegetables have a similar texture and consistency to regular pasta and noodles, your tastebuds think you’re eating the carb-laden original, while your waistline knows you’re eating heart-healthy fruits and veggies! Slowly but surely, as you work spiralized foods into your diet, you’ll realize that you’re consuming more vegetables than ever. Consider the nutritional differences between regular spaghetti and a bowl of zucchini noodles. Spaghetti comes in at a whopping 221 calories and 43 grams per serving, while zucchini noodles weigh in at 41.6 calories and 7.6 carbs. Need we say more?
Zucchini Pasta Puttanesca (there’s no actual spaghetti here, it’s zucchini noodles!)
Spiralizing is quicker and easier than making traditional pasta
There’s no more obvious benefit than this: spiralizing takes seconds to prepare ready-to-cook pasta and noodles. In a mere couple of minutes, you can have ready-to-cook rice. Since vegetables take less time than grains to cook, spiralizing is naturally quicker! Once you spiralize a vegetable, you’re ready to turn them into healthy and delicious meals – no waiting for water to boil, no more soggy noodles and no more saving the starchy pasta water (which I always forget!) The act of spiralizing is easy and is suitable for all levels of cooks from beginner to advanced!
Spiralizing helps reduce your carbon footprint
Spiralizing lends itself to shopping at farmer’s markets, where vegetables tend to be in abundance and tend to be larger in size. There’s something therapteutic about walking through a vegetable stand and looking for “something to spiralize.” By shopping at farmer’s markets, we support our local community and reduce our carbon footprint. Also, by shopping at farmer’s markets, we’re inherently eating seasonally! Many vegetables (such as zucchini) reduce in size in the off-season, making them more difficult to spiralize. Therefore, we discover new vegetables by season and become more creative in the kitchen, while being eco-friendly and supporting local farmers!
You get to eat your favorite foods, while still eating healthy!
Done are the days of boring diet food! With spiralizing, you can eat your favorite comfort foods while staying on track with your healthy diet. Love spaghetti carbonara? Use sweet potato noodles to replace the spaghetti for a lower calorie, lower carb, lower sugar, gluten-free and more nutritious meal – with all the same flavor! Love Pad Thai? Use zucchini noodles in place of rice noodles and eat your favorite dish without the bloat – and more nutrients!
Make four different shapes of veggie noodles to suit your preferences!
The Inspiralizer makes four different noodle shapes, perfect for any meal occasion. No matter what dish you’re making, you have a noodle shape for it! The Inspiralizer has a convenient Noodle Twister that’s labeled A, B, C, and D and all you need to do is twist the knob to change the noodle shape – it’s simple as that. Blade A makes gorgeous ribbon noodles, great for casseroles, salads and lasagnas. Blade B makes a fettuccine style noodle, perfect for creamy sauces and dressing. Blade C makes a thick spaghetti or a linguine noodle, ideal for ragus and heartier sauces. Blade D, everyone’s favorite, is the spaghetti noodle, which makes a classic spaghetti noodle!
It’s Family Friendly – kids watch veggies magically turn into noodles!
Children love to spiralize – they love watching a vegetable or fruit turn magically into noodles. As long as a parent is supervising the sharp blades of the spiralizer, it’s safe for a child to participate in the spiralizing process! By spiralizing with your children, they’ll learn healthy habits while having fun – what’s better than that? Since spiralizing is a quick way to prepare vegetables in mass, it’s definitely family-friendly. What’s more classic than spaghetti night? Now, instead of waiting for water to boil and having mushy noodles, just spiralize a few vegetables and you have instant, ready-to-cook pasta! This way, you can spend more time with your family and loved ones and less time in the kitchen.
One of our adorable Inspiralized kids making zucchini noodles on Instagram!
Not sure what to make? We’ve got you covered!
Inspiralized.com comes with hundreds of free recipes and new recipes are posted daily! If you’re ever in need of dinner inspiration, we’ve got you covered. And if you’ve worked your way through the recipes online, we have two New York Times best-selling cookbooks, Inspiralized and Inspiralize Everything with hundreds of more recipes! And we’re constantly sharing new ideas on Instagram and Facebook. You’ll never be without an idea for dinner once you have the spiralizer!
Worried you won’t know how to use the spiralizer once you receive it?
This should be the least of your worries! Once you purchase the Inspiralizer, you become part of the Inspiralized community. We have a private Facebook group community, and a full YouTube channel that’s constantly updated with recipe videos and also, videos on how to spiralize all vegetables. If you ever have a question, we’re here for you and promise a 24 hour customer service turnaround time. And we love to hear from you on social media!
Are you ready? Start spiralizing today!
Now that you’re convinced that you need a spiralizer in your kitchen, there’s only one we recommend. It’s the official spiralizer of Inspiralized, the Inspiralizer and it comes with the entire support community of Inspiralized! So what are you waiting for? Get the Inspiralizer and start spiralizing today! And once you do, sign up for our free newsletter and instantly receive a free starter guide to spiralizing.
We hope you’re #inspiralized!