So what is 'spiralizing'? It is a craze that is taking the world by storm, turning even the unhealthiest of eaters into vegetable lovers!

Spiralizing is the art of turning vegetables into spaghetti, using a spiralizer. Spiralized pasta is light in calories, carbs, fat and sugar, while still being delicious (especially when covered in finger-licking tomato basil sauce)!

Vegetables are also high in H20 and help detox your body, ridding it of unwelcome toxins and leaving you revitalized and hydrated. Also, ever eaten a bowl of pasta (the proper, high calorie pasta) and felt bloated and sluggish? Well, after eating a bowl of vegetable noodles, you’re left feeling light and energized – motivated and ready to have a productive and healthy day.

So, what tips do we have for spiralized cooking? Here are our faves’ –

Tip 1 – The Bigger the Better

Try to find medium to large vegetables to spiralize. This will help you get longer noodles and get more from your vegetables.

Tip 2 – Keep Your Vegetable Centred on the Spiralizer

 You’ve probably noticed by now that the spiralizer slices the vegetable into half moons, while making the noodles. This happens mostly when the vegetable moves off center. To avoid this, reposition the vegetable so that the cylindrical blade keeps centered. You can also flip the vegetable around and center the other end on the blade. If you aren't having the best luck, and find yourself left with a large pile of half moons, don't throw them away. They are perfect for a pasta salad!

Tip 3 – Embrace the Raw Vegetables

To truly enjoy the benefits of spiralized cooking, don’t always opt to cook the noodles. One of the best things about spiralizing is that it’s quick and easy. You now know that you can get a bowl of vegetable noodles in 30 seconds. Why add a few more minutes to cook them? Skip that step and just dress the noodles with the sauce or dressing right away!

If you aren’t really a fan of the fresh crunch of uncooked spirals, simply pour a warm sauce and the noodles will slightly heat and soften. It’s definitely a different texture, but can be more refreshing.

Tip 4 – Keep it Clean

Cleaning your spiralizer after each use is imperative. If you can’t seem to get all of a vegetable out of the pointy blades or the plastic teeth, don’t despair. Purchase a rounded brush to use solely for cleaning your spiralizer. Scrape the blades and teeth with the rounded brush, while using soap and running water. This prevents cutting your hands or putting away a dirty spiralizer.

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