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We're really, really digging the spiralizer lately. This isn't merely some trendy new tool made useless by your excellent knife skills. A spiralizer can take any vegetable, starch or even fruit and transform it in ways you would otherwise have a heck of a hard time achieving. If you're not convinced yet, we've compiled a concise list of reasons you need to jump on the bandwagon-and each reason is paired with a recipe to seal the deal.
Sweet C's Designs
You can find high quality spiralizers on Amazon, Bed Bath & Beyond or at Williams Sonoma for around thirty dollars-not bad at all for a tool that can revolutionize your kitchen. Beyond that? It takes super inexpensive produce to entirely new heights.
Get the Recipe: Crispy Baked Shoestring Sweet Potato Fries
A Spicy Perspective
Fear not. You won't pay for the vast number of cuts and dishes that can come from your spiralizer in cleaning time. The mess is mostly reserved for movable parts that are simple to remove, wash and reassemble.
Get the Recipe: Beet and Sweet Potato Salad
That Oven Feelin'
Sure, you can slice foods up in a whole new way with a spiralizer, but spiralizers also make old cutting methods much more effecient. These apple chips take far less time with a spiralizer than if you tried to slice 'em up on your own.
Get the Recipe: Cinnamon Sugar Apple Chips
Bare Root Girl
Anyone in the room who has kids that want spaghetti for dinner every night? Spiralizers are a great way to mix it up by creating fun "noodles" out of fruit and veggies to keep your picky eaters happy and well-nourished.
Get the Recipe: Raw, Quick Sun Dried Tomato Sauce with Butternut Pasta
Health bloggers are raving about spiralizers and their seemingly magical ability to cut unhealthy carbs and replace them with veggies. It's the tool that makes our favorite cheat meals into dishes that fit into even the most restrictive of diets.
Get the Recipe: Spiralized Apple and Cabbage Slaw
Peas and Crayons
No, really. When you look at that cucumber, zucchini and carrots, you'll start to envision all of the new ways you can use them. Noodles, soups, sauces, chips... hungry yet?
Get the Recipe: Spicy Sriracha Crab and Cucumber Salad
Spiralizers are definitely a friend to the health-conscious. But that's not all they're good for. Whip up fries, waffles (stay tuned!) and even gourmet sandwich buns with this handy tool.
Get the Recipe: Spiralized Sandwich Bun
This beautiful avocado-basil dish with chile lime shrimp is a show-stopping meal guaranteed to blow dinner guests away. But don't sweat it. Your new spiralizer makes impressive dishes like this one much easier to pull off. We promise we won't tell.
Get the Recipe: Skinny Avocado Basil Zucchini Noodles with Chile Lime Shrimp
Joyful Healthy Eats
If you can't already tell, there are a lot of recipes floating around that were developed with spiralizers in mind. We think this trendy tool is going to become a staple in most kitchens, but it's definitely enjoying a moment in the sun right now, and bloggers are taking note and providing a plethora of fun, tasty recipes.
Get the Recipe: Sweet Potato Noodles with Sage Brown Butter Sauce
The Roasted Root
Get the Recipe: Raw Carrot Pasta Ginger Lime Peanut Sauce
Double dog dare you to make curly fries without a spiralizer. Say goodbye to pre-frozen snacks and hello to freshly made fries. You'll thank us later.
Get the Recipe: Sweet Potato Curly Fries
Just take zucchini noodles for an example: hints of green and red with freshly grated parmesan help to transform a simple pasta dishes into a beautiful main course (all thanks to your spiralizer, of course).
Get the Recipe: Slutty No-Carb Pasta
That Oven Feelin'
Confession: "Waffles" aren't the first thing that come to mind when we think of spiralizers. But these creative breakfast dishes break boundaries for good reason and we think you could make some innovative dishes with your spiralizer as well.
You can use your spiralizer to make apple chips, waffles, salads, fries, spaghetti, slaws and buns. The options are truly limitless and can be eaten at any time. Now, it's time to get that spiralizer. ASAP.
Get the Recipe: Beef Taco Zucchini Spaghetti
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