As you've probably noticed, a spiralized vegetable craze is sweeping the nation. That's largely thanks to Ali Maffucci of Inspiralized.com, a food blog all about cooking creatively with the spiralizer, a kitchen tool that turns vegetables and fruits into noodles. In June of 2013, Ali quit her corporate job to pursue Inspiralized. Since then, her best-selling cookbook, Inspiralized, was published and she launched her branded spiralizer called the Inspiralizer. In this guest post Ali shares ways to add healthy, spiralized veggies to your child's midday meal.
Let's be honest: it can be a challenge to find healthy, nutrient-dense food to pack for your kid's lunch that also meets his taste buds' approval. I have the perfect solution: spiralizing! The spiralizer is a kitchen tool that quickly and easily turns vegetables and fruits into noodles. These noodles can be whipped up into tasty bowls of pasta, fit for even the pickiest of eaters (who says no to spaghetti and meatballs?!). By tossing these vegetable noodles with kid-friendly ingredients and sauces, the vegetables become delicious bowls of noodles and perfect for packed lunches. With these tips and simple recipes your child will be eating more vegetables without even realizing it. Choose to share the information if you want...but it can be our secret!
A few tips for spiralizing for kids:
One spiralized lunch box favorite are these Pizza Egg Muffins with Potato Noodles. This recipe is easy to make ahead and freeze and is also great for breakfast. If you're looking for something with more greens swap in zucchini noodles for the potato noodles.
Here are links to a few more recipes your kids might enjoy: Italian Zucchini Pasta Salad, Chicken Zucchini Noodle Soup, and Winter Kale, Sausage, and Butternut Squash Lasagna. Happy spiralizing!