Welcome to January; home of resolutions, diets, new regimes, exercise routines, hopes and dreams for the future of a healthier lifestyle, better body, more money, better boyfriends, positive mental attitudes and a lot of other fluffy stuff that we may or may not achieve by the time December 31st swings round again.
One of the most common resolutions made at the start of a new year is to eat a healthier diet, whether that be in a bid to lose weight, to look better, to aid in a new fitness programme or just to generally cleanse your system after what was no doubt for most of us, a festive month of too much food, too little exercise and possibly one tipple too many.
One of the biggest new foodie trends of 2015 was the spiralizer, a fabulously easy way to get more vegetables and nutrients into your diet, and cut down on processed carbohydrates, particularly useful if you are following a gluten or wheat free diet, and the trend is set to continue to grow throughout 2016.
If you haven’t spiralized before, like starting a new gym, your first time can be somewhat daunting. What if I don’t know what to do? What if I don’t get the results I want? What the heck do I put in there and how?
Well, fear no more. Because like all great trends, Google is here to save the day and is absolutely jam packed with recipe ideas for spiralized delights. We’ve hand picked our top 5 favourite spiralizer recipes to get you started.
1. Zucchini Noodles with Chicken Feta and Spinach by Inspiralized
This recipe is a great starting point if you’re new to the world of spiralizing, as it’s simple, easy and healthy. A great way to improve your diet without losing out on taste.
2. Slutty Low-Carb Pasta by The Londoner
This is a fantastic no-carb version of the delightful Spaghetti alla Puttanesca. Low-carb, sugar-free and delicious. Replace pasta with spiralized courgette noodles and you’re away!
3. Rawmazing Avacado Kale Pesto with Zucchini Pasta by Rawmazing
This dish involves a bit more work if you’re making your avocado kale pesto from scratch, but it’s more than worth it, and the health benefits of all that delicious avocado, kale and zucchini are endless.
4. Healthy Stir Fried Singapore (Carrot) Noodles by Supergolden Bakes
Another dish packed with nutrients and taste (can you have both…yes!) If you enjoy Oriental cuisine, this is the perfect healthy alternative to a take away!
5. Raw Beet and Sweet Potato Salad by A Spicy Perspective
This is a great healthy lunch dish or a tasty side for the dinner table, perfect to add to a buffet or in this case, sneak into kids meals as “noodles”.
Start your spiralizer adventure today with Silver Mushroom’s Spiralizer by Kitchencraft.