Help Your Kids to See Veggies in a Whole New Light With These 18 Spiralized Recipes
If you're a parent, we're going to go ahead and assume that you experience frequent issues with getting your kids to eat veggies (if you don't, you're going to need to teach us all how it's done right now). In an attempt to get our picky kiddos to so much as look at a vegetable without a "yuck" ready to escape their little lips — and to add some seriously needed color to our meals — we're exploring the world of spiralized veggies in 2016.
Read through for 18 delicious-looking veggie-based recipes to add to your healthy-eating repertoire this year.
Teriyaki Chicken and Broccoli With Sweet Potato "Rice"
Chop up spiralized sweet potato into "rice" pieces and toss some tasty teriyaki chicken and broccoli on top for an Asian-inspired evening meal.
Zucchini Noodle Bolognese
Give spaghetti Bolognese new life with spiralized zucchini noodles. This recipe will up the health factor without compromising great taste.
BBQ Shredded Chicken and Squash Noodles
Make BBQs a little healthier by topping a bowl of squash noodles with BBQ shredded chicken and avocado.
Cold Sesame Noodle Salad
Bring the cold sesame noodles from your favorite Chinese takeout to life using spiralized cucumber, zucchini, and carrot noodles. Pair them with a delicious sesame sauce and you've got dinner sorted.
Egg and Bacon Parsnip Noodle Nests
Make a more on-the-go breakfast by throwing parsnip (or potato) noodles into a muffin pan, then bake with eggs and bacon using this recipe.
Loaded Twisted Taters
Take loaded potatoes to a healthier place with these loaded twisted taters by running a potato through a veggie spiralizer and baking until crispy. Top with your family's favorite add-ons.
Roasted Butternut Noodles With Crispy Prosciutto
This dish can be made as a dinner on its own, or complement your weekend family breakfast in the place of hash browns and bacon.
Vegan Fajitas With Spiralized Sweet Potato "Rice"
This one-pot fajita dish is healthy, different, and requires little cleanup. Sounds like a family mealtime win!
Creamy Vodka Steak Pasta
When paired with veggie noodles, creamy vodka sauce and steak are much more guilt-free for both you and the kiddos.
Korean BBQ Steak Bowls
Why bother with takeout when you can make a delicious and healthy version of a Korean BBQ bowl at home using colorful pepper "noodles" as a base.
Savory Noodle and Chive Waffle
This savory waffle — which can be made with potato or parsnip — has flecks of chive cooked in and goes a long way with a dollop of sour cream.
Chicken and Broccoli Skillet Bake
Toss zucchini noodles into a skillet with chicken, broccoli, and cheese to make this delicious dish.
Turkey Sweet Potato Enchilada Casserole
You'll never make enchilada casserole any other way after you've tasted it with a sweet potato noodle base as per this recipe.
Potato Noodle Scramble Bowl
Start the morning off right with this potato noodle egg scramble, or make it as an evening meal with a little bit of lemon basil pesto, as this recipe calls for.
Pumpkin Spice Sweet Potato Noodle Waffles
Spice up breakfast (or dinner!) with this pumpkin spice sweet potato noodle waffle recipe.
Chicken Zucchini Noodle Soup
On cold Winter nights, look to your spiralizer to cook up some chicken zucchini noodle soup for dinner.
Butternut Squash Breakfast Risotto With Egg and Bacon
You won't have to take the family out to brunch anymore once you master this egg and bacon sweet potato risotto recipe!
Pesto Zucchini Noodles
Use your favorite store-bought pesto or whip up some oil-free walnut pesto as this recipe suggests and toss into spiralized zucchini noodles for a healthier dinner option your kids will devour.