Simple Spiralizing

I’ve never been a very adventurous cook. I am the kind of person who can eat the same favourite foods every day and not get sick of them. Eggs and sweet potatoes are definitely on that list! But since my husband and I eliminated processed foods from our diets, we now find that we need a little more variety and flavour.  One of my favourite new kitchen tools is the Starfrit spiralizer I received this past Christmas.I absolutely love this tool and use it almost every day! Sweet potatoes are one of our favourite foods and spiralizing them is so simple. We eat them with eggs for breakfast or with several of our whole food dinners.  Some favourites are sweet potatoes topped with taco meat or homemade sloppy joes. I make them very easily in the frying pan with a bit of coconut oil and sea salt. Yum! (as you get to know me, you will discover that I am more than a little obsessed with coconut oil….even the dog gets some with his food every day!)

Homemade sloppy joes with sweet potatoes

Spriralized sweet potatoes

My breakfast pretty much every day

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

A couple week ago I tried the same method for spiralizing and cooking up some butternut squash.  My husband is not too keen on the squash but I love it and it’s a different side that is quick and easy!

If you like zucchini noodles, they are a great healthy option to replace pasta with meals or just as a side on their own.  I like to cook them in the frying pan with a bit of coconut oil, salt, pepper and garlic powder. Delicious! Just don’t cook them for too long or they will get soggy, which is great because I love quick meals! Only about five minutes or less and they are done.

Spiralized zucchini

Zucchini noodles as a side

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Since our first Whole 30 last year, my husband and I snack on a variety of nuts and dried fruit. It is a bit challenging to find dried fruit that doesn’t have any added sugars or additives so I have started to make some of my own.  Apple chips are definitely a favourite at my house.  And with the spiralizer to slice them up for me, they are super quick too! It’s simple, just slice the apples using the straight blade with the spiralizer, sprinkle some cinnamon and throw them in the oven at 200 for a couple of hours.  I use parchment paper on a baking tray and just loosen the chips from the paper when I take them out of the oven to cool. Super crunchy and super good.

Next, maybe I’ll try some spiralized carrots. That might be one that I can get my picky daughter to eat too!

Slicing up some apples

Apple chips ready for the oven

Apple chips

 

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