It’s hard to believe that a kitchen gadget the the size of my hand could open up a whole new world.
It’s called a Veggetti and it turns vegetables into spaghetti! There are different companies that make this type of tool, but I like the Veggetti because it is small and compact and doesn’t take up any precious counter space. (Please note: I am not a rep for The Veggetti and do not make any money if you buy one. I just freakin’ love it!)
So far I’ve used it with zucchini and squash and let me tell you – they both taste SO MUCH better when transformed into spaghetti!
Before my health journey began about 3 years ago, I thought vegans were coo-coo. Tofu? Only for vegetarians. Matcha tea? A drink for hippity dippities.
I realize now that I had a bad case of Healthy Eating Intimidation-itis.
Have you heard of it? You know, when something sounds like it can only be found in a health food store, you automatically assume it’s not for you?
I have been a relatively healthy eater my whole life. But even so…healthy eating intimidation-itis was pervasive. Tofu? Tempeh? Fish oil? Intermittent fasting? What the what??
But as a recovering Healthy Eating Intimidation-aholic, I am here to tell you that it is very simple to overcome this condition.
I’m very excited to tell you about my latest discovery – riced cauliflower.
Basically, it’s cauliflower shredded down into crumbles that resemble rice. And the best part? You can buy it already riced! So far I’ve seen it in two places: Whole Foods and Trader Joe’s. You can bet that it’s much cheaper at Trader Joe’s so you might want to try there first. Trader Joe’s also has frozen riced cauliflower in addition to fresh, so I highly recommend always having a bag or two in your freezer for days you want to whip up a quick veggie dish.
I live for the Veggetti. It’s this cute little gadget that makes veggies turn into spaghetti! It is so easy to use and takes less than one minute to spiralize one zucchini.
Once I spiralize it, I saute it up with some olive oil and sea salt, and add some type of pre made sauce. EASY. QUICK. HEALTHY. Right up my alley.
Today I want to share my newest discovery from Trader Joe’s. (Click here to see how I feel about Trader Joe’s.)
I want to preface this post by letting you know that I do not receive any type of compensation for writing about specific food products. I am always trying new, healthy foods and get so excited when I find ones I love and want to report back to you and give you the scoop!
I am not a vegetarian. Yes, I love vegetables and eat tons of them, but I still enjoy meat sometimes too. That said, since I don’t make meat the ‘star’ of every meal, I like finding delicious alternatives.
Enter neat– a healthy replacement for meat.