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July 2018

The Spiralized Veggie Trend: What’s it all about?


The “Spiralizer”. What a great kitchen tool to add to your collection! In case you are not familiar with this gadget, it is used to turn vegetables (or fruits) into long curly “noodles”. Undeniably fun to eat, spiralized foods can be a great way to increase a child’s intake of fruits and vegetables. Children will love to watch a vegetable turn magically into noodles.

Each food has its own flavours, textures, and nutrients, and you can experiment in the kitchen to find out which varieties they like most! Spiralized vegetables don’t taste or feel exactly like pasta, but this can be an exciting way to reinvent some of our favourite dishes or to create something entirely new. The long strands can be enjoyed with the same sauces that you would otherwise use for pasta – so why not give it a try?


Author: Melissa Frankel, Registered Dietitian

Here are 5 delicious recipes with spiralized vegetables to get you started! 


1. Sesame Cucumber, Apple, and Carrot Noodle Salad



2. Baked Potato Curly Fries



3. Avocado Lime Sweet Potato Pasta

4. Zucchini Alfredo


5. Spaghetti (Squash) Marinara


Recipes adapted from acedarspoon.com, wellfloured.com, garlicandzest.com, dinner-mom.com, and inspiredtaste.net