Stuck in a rut, trying to add speed foods to your meal?
Then you seriously need a vegetable spiralizer in your life.
When I first bought one years ago, it was just a little cheap hand held one, that only spiralized stick vegetables like carrots and zucchini (courgette).
There is a huge selection of them out there and the advanced models can spiral pretty much any fruit or vegetable you want. Meaning vegetables just became the new trendy.
My first incentive to buy one, was to make vegetables more interesting for my kids and they really do work if you have a fussy kid in your house.
Often if I am cooking spaghetti or noodles, I will do less quantity of those and bulk it out with some spiralled veg.
Lately my youngest has been going through an extremely fussy stage and in an attempt to get some vegetables down her. I turned a simple noodle dish into a vibrant healthy tasty one, that had a beautiful spiral of colour and best of all. My kids LOVED it.
The spiralizer I own is called a Paderno Spiralizer. It is one of the higher rated ones out there. Unfortunately I haven't seen it available in the UK, but this one looks pretty close.
- 250g/9oz of egg noodles
- 3 large carrots
- 4 tbs of soy sauce
- 1 tbs maple syrup (2 syns)
- 2 cloves of garlic, crushed
- 1 tsp of fresh grated ginger
- 2 tsp of sesame oil (4 syns)
- 2 spring onions finely chopped
- spray oil
- tiny pinch of sesame seeds (syns negligible)
- Cook noodles according to packet instructions and set aside.
- Peel and spiral carrots.
- To a bowl add the soy sauce, maple syrup, ginger, garlic and sesame oil, whisk well to combine.
- Heat a wok or frying pan over a medium high heat.
- Spray with spray oil.
- Add the carrot and saute for 5 min, just to soften slightly.
- Add the noodles and sauce and mix well to combine and heat through.
- Top with sliced spring onions and a sprinkle of sesame seeds.
This recipe is dairy free, vegetarian, Slimming World and Weight Watchers friendly
Extra Easy – 1.5 syns per serving
Green - 1.5 syns per serving
WW Smart Points - 7
Extra Easy Variation: Add some protein like chicken, shrimp or pork
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