About two weeks ago I finally caved and bought a spiral slicer. I have been eying one for a couple of months and although I can easily rationalize spending $3 on coffee five days a week and buying pre-sliced, ridiculously overpriced veggies from the salad bar on lazy nights, I had trouble convincing myself to take the plunge and buy one for myself. My brain can be kind of slow that way sometimes. In fact, it is currently having that same internal fight about breaking down and buying an ice cream maker. But that’s a story for another post. Back to the spiral slicer. So guys, this thing is seriously amazing. In just a couple of minutes you have incredibly low calorie/zero point spaghetti that works great as a pasta replacement, in salads, or just as a prettier side dish. I have been using it as pasta all week either replacing all the pasta with veggies or half depending on the meal. It’s delicious really, really, delicious. In terms of the slicer, there are two options I have heard really good things about. The first is this hand held version from GEFU. It’s under $30, small and easy to store, and works great with most veggies. The only drawback I have read is that it can be tricky to use with harder veggies and potatoes. The second one, that I ended up purchasing, is this one from Benriner that is a table top version. It works really well with all types of veggies potatoes, carrots, squash, etc. However it is about double to price and takes up more room. Either one would work great. You could also use a mandoline with a spiral attachment or a julienne slicer.
Option 1: Place in a covered microwave safe dish and microwave for about 2 minutes. Drain and serve.
Option 2: Drop in boiling water for 1-2 minutes until just soft. Drain.
Option 3: Stir-fry in cooking spray or a bit of olive oil for 3-4 minutes until tender.
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Serving Size: 392g
Amount Per Serving
Calories from Fat 13
% Daily Value *
Total Fat 2g
Saturated Fat 1g
Monounsaturated Fat 0g
Polyunsaturated Fat 0g
Total Carbohydrate 17g
Dietary Fiber 5g
* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet. Your daily values may be higher or lower depending on your calorie needs.
The Nutritional Values provided are estimates only and may vary based on the preparation method.
If you count the vegetables as 0 in this recipes, then it's Weight Watchers value is 0.
† SmartPoints™ calculated by Slender Kitchen; Not endorsed by Weight Watchers International, Inc.
About the authorMeet Kristen Mccaffrey
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