Ever craved pasta so bad you couldn’t stand it? This is kind of a daily occurrence in my neck of the woods. Seriously- pasta is something I could eat wayyy more than a few servings of. Usually I try to add lots of veggies & some things that aren’t just straight carbs…but some nights I’m just too tired. & into the pot some dry spaghetti goes & gets topped with a batch of leftover sauce. Because I’m a real person. Want to know how we’re cutting back a bit on the pasta while still getting that “pasta feeling” from our meals? Meet Inspiralized– the book that put my fascination for our spiralizer into book form.
On her wildly popular blog, Inspiralized, Ali Maffucci is revolutionizing healthy eating. Whether you’re low-carb, gluten-free, Paleo, or raw, you don’t have to give up the foods you love. Inspiralized shows you how to transform more than 20 vegetables and fruits into delicious meals that look and taste just like your favorite indulgent originals. Zucchini turns into pesto spaghetti; jicama becomes shoestring fries; sweet potatoes lay the foundation for fried rice; plantains transform into “tortillas” for huevos rancheros.
We bought this exact spiralizer off Amazon last spring & I’ve been obsessed ever since. Everything has attempted to be noodle-ized in our house because that’s what happens when I get a new gadget! Inside Inspiralized you’ll find tons of ideas for adding more vegetables into your diet which we can always use. On top of that, most of the recipes are also usually low carb & healthy versions of staples like my example above using carrots in place of traditional noodle soup in Chicken Noodle Soup. If you aren’t a noodle lover (what?!) then there are tons of other options like faux rice, patties, etc. You’re bound to find something you love & some…yes I’m going there…inspiration.
What are your favorite kinds of cookbooks? Have you ever tried spiraling veggies as noodles? Are you finding new ways to get healthy?