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I am trying to eat a bit healthier these days for the most part. I seem to be having trouble with some breads and pastas. They don’t seem to agree with me. That said I also love growing zucchini every summer. Last few years I had a bumper crop and many very large zucchinis; in fact I entered one in our local fall fair. I did not win, it seems lots of people had a bumper crop. (I now know some secrets to growing zucchini for the fair!)
Needless to say, I can only eat so much zucchini bread, cake, shakes, stir-fries, soups etc. I seem to have a love that not all my family shares in.
In looking for healthy ideas this winter, I came across a healthy substitute for pasta in spaghetti; zucchini noodles!
I began with a cute little green circular hand blade that you push and turn at the same time through the blade and you get great zucchini noodles. This works great if zucchini is fresh, firm and small. It takes a lot of wrist and hand strength that I don’t have any more.
I than tried another one. This one my son bought off of Amazon. You line up the zucchini with the blades horizontally with the back of the zucchini against a plate of pins to secure it against the turning portion. It works a lot like a pasta or apple peeler. This too worked but it was difficult to keep the zucchini lined up without slipping on and angle which only made the zucchini break. This too took wrist strength I don’t have anymore.
The next one I tried is the best one ever! I absolutely love it. It’s electric, therefore making it very easy for me to use and it will spiralize slightly larger zucchinis. This one is made by Starfrit! It was so easy to clean and just amazing all away around. I loved it so much that I figured out (Out of necessity) that I can freeze spiralized zucchini noodles to use when needed! (Yup, I couldn’t stop using it the first few times, until I ran out of zucchini of course!)
I have included a link to Amazon.ca where YOU can buy this amazing machine. I am promoting this STARFRIT Spiralizer because I truly love it! With my deteriorating strength within my wrists and hands due to pinched nerves and arthritis , I can use this with no problems.
I can not wait until summer when I can have home grown zucchini to spiralize. If you try it out let me know what you think?
If you want the easiest and the BEST spiralizer ever check out my link below from Amazon.