Vegetable and fruit noodles are sweeping the nation by storm. Now more than ever, people, well not everyone, are being conscious of what they put in their bodies. There are so many health trends that people like to follow, and fruit and vegetable noodles are an easy, low-carb and low calorie meal option for those who want to lose weight.
For anyone on a raw food diet or one of the Dherbs cleanses, these vegetable noodles can be a great alternative to simple salads and smoothies. A vegetable spiralizer makes food fun and it gives you endless possibilities for healthy meals. Should you buy one? The answer is yes. Become one of the many people who are enjoying healthier pastas. One of us! One of us!
Before you head out and spring for any spiralizer that catches your eye, check out the video below to see which type is the best for you. It’s a great video that demonstrates how easy the various spiralizers are to use.
Now that you have done a little homework and have your spiralizer, we can show you the different ways to use it. Well, you can change out the blades to get your desired cut, but we have detailed some of the best produce items to use below. Remember that the bigger/wider the item you are spiralizing, the easier it is.
You wouldn’t necessarily go for the apple to spiralize, but you should. Apple noodles can add a crispy sweetness to salads or you can use them in a raw dessert. They can be a little awkward because of the core, but cut off both ends and stick the anchor right in the center and say goodbye to the core.
Cucumbers are easy to spiralize in that they are similar to zucchini. They aren’t tough like squash, which is a great produce item to turn into noodles, but they do contain a lot of water. Catch the spiralized cucumber noodles in a bowl and let the water collect at the bottom. Make sure to strain the water out before you use them in a slaw or Thai-inspired salad.
Can you say pickled onions??? Onions are easy to sprialize, but you will use a different blade, the flat one to be exact, because onions are naturally layered. You can use these in so many different ways! You won’t believe it!
This is the classic, and usually go-to, vegetable to spiralize. The medium blade is usually best for zucchini. You can find some of our favorite zucchini noodle, or zoodle, recipes located in our Full Body Cleanse Approved section. They are rich in B-vitamins, omega-3 fatty acids, and lots of minerals like magnesium, copper, and potassium.
If you like coleslaw then spiralizing cabbage is going to be a dream come true. No more thinly slicing for 20 minutes. Cabbage is very low in calories and can even help lower cholesterol levels. Combine this with the spiralized onion and apple, make an apple cider vinaigrette dressing, and you’ll be set!