Spiralized Zucchini with Bruschetta

Life changing I tell you.

Okay, I know that’s a bit dramatic, but really.

Today I broke out another Christmas gift {read this post if you missed out on my first Christmas foodie gadget}. I’ve followed Ali at Inspiralized on Instagram for some time and decided to add a vegetable spiralizer to my Christmas wish list. I guess that’s what happens when you get old and love food? You ask for kitchen gadgets. {I’m not mad about it.}


To be totally honest, I didn’t know if I would have time to make the tasty dishes Ali makes. I didn’t know if I wanted to drag out another gadget and spend precious time and energy to assemble. I didn’t know if it was really worth the hassle. Plus… cleaning those kitchen tools can be daunting. {but} Today, I was feeling ambitious and wanted to see if the spiralizer was everything it’s cracked up to be.

Holy. EASY. I’m not even kidding. It took all of two minutes to read the directions and put the spiralizer together. Call me the spiralizing dietitian because this is totally going to become a regular tool in my repertoire. It doesn’t even make a mess! A damp paper towel to clean off and it’s packed away.

or maybe I should leave it out? I mean… I’m ready to try another veggie!

IMG_6474I tried zucchini because I had it on hand and it’s my favorite veggie. I added a few tablespoons of my favorite TJ’s bruschetta and sautéed on the stovetop on medium heat until warm. I finished the dish with a sprinkle of shaved parmesan.



Ta. da.

You can thank me (or Ali at Inspiralized) later. These spiralized veggies can replace pasta for a lower calorie/lower carb meal. Even if you don’t replace anything, hopefully you’ll be eating more nutrient-rich veggies. A dietitian’s dream come true. 🙂

If you use a spiralizer, what is your favorite recipe?

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