That’s Not Pasta?!?

 Spaghetti for dinner sure why not, its quick and easy. NOT! Sure once the spaghetti is cooked its fast and easy but before that I’m just staring at a pot of water waiting for it to start boiling.  Lets not even begin to mention how fatty spaghetti actually is. But luckily I found this great product called, drum roll please…….. VEGETTI! It turns your zucchini into spaghetti! As you can tell with all the exclamation marks I’m using that I’m super excited to share my find. Its a super healthy alternative to pasta. Not only do you cut the calories but you get more of your veggi servings per day.

 All you need is a couple of zucchini depending on how many your feeding. I normal will use 5-6 and that give me enough for two people and leftovers for lunch the next day.  The first time I used it I only used  two zucchinis and that only made enough for just me. Sadly my husband had a sandwich for dinner that evening.

The Veggetti

 

 After you wash your zucchini and cut off the ends you can choose between thick spaghetti or thin spaghetti. I normally always go for thicker spaghetti. As you turn the zucchini in the Vegetti you will notice little nubs of zucchini fall from the other side. Just discard them along with the ends.  After your all done peeling cut your spaghetti in half to make eating it easier.

Veggi Prep

All that is left is to cook it, that is if you even want to cook it. You can add it raw to a salad to make sure you get the full nutritional value. If  you prefer it cooked you can boil it, saute it, bake it or even microwave it. My favorite is just to throw it in the sauce pan with 1/4 cup of olive oil add 4 gloves of garlic minced, 2 tbs of butter, 2 tbs of fresh chopped parsley, 2 pinches of red pepper flakes, one squeeze of a lemon and salt and pepper to taste.  You can add chicken, fish or my favorite shrimp.

Veggi cooking

Don’t limit yourself with just zucchini you can use sweet potatoes, carrots, squash or anything else that will fit in the hole. And yes I can read how that sounds so get your minds out of the gutter people, I was talking about fruits and vegetables.

*Be careful when placing a fruit or vegetable the blades are very sharp. 

-Nancy

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