Grain Free Pasta (Spiralized Veggies!)
- Posted on July 20, 2017
- in Blog Posts, Dairy Free Recipes (+Gluten|Grain|Soy-Free), Low Carb & Keto, Main Dish Recipes (Gluten/Grain/Soy/Dairy-Free; Paleo), Paleo Recipes, Vegetarian Recipes
- by GGF Gourmet
Grain Free Pasta Option
Have you ever heard of or tried spiralizing vegetables to use as pasta noodles?
Zoodles, as they are called when made from zucchini, sautee up beautifully and make a fantastic packed meal, as shown in this picture of my meal prep for a client (bottom right).
I absolutely love making the noodles! It’s quick and easy, tastes great, and supplies your dietary lifestyle with an extra dose of veggies. Additionally, this pasta is free of gluten, grains, soy, dairy, nuts, and is plant-based, so it can be used for keto, low carb, grain free, Paleo, Primal, vegetarian and vegan lifestyles!
I know you might be thinking, “Ewwww, that would taste awful!” As a former non-lover of vegetables, I definitely felt that way when I heard about using vegetables as pasta, but surprisingly…it’s super tasty! (Read here about how and why I changed my dietary lifestyle to achieve optimal health.)
I have a new video recipe to show you how to make them, but this non-techy girl hasn’t figured out how to post it yet (so stay tuned!)
Typically, spiralizers can cost anywhere from $25 to $199. They come with various blades to make different styles and widths for noodling anything from zucchini to carrots to curly fries. There is also an attachment for Kitchen Aid mixers available.
If you want to try it out, but maybe not spend too much on your first experiment, this week Aldi is featuring their spiralizer for just $12.99! It comes with three blades, and looks and acts like my previous model (which finally broke after much use!) I can’t speak to the quality or endurance of it yet, but for $12.99 I was willing to take a chance. This is a temporary special item for Aldi, so be sure to get yours this week!
I would love to hear about any “Spiralizing Success” stories! Please keep us posted on your progress, or join the conversation on our Facebook page.
–Jen of The GGF Gourmet