Spiralized carrots – a healthy and creative snack for the whole family
Clean eating spiralized carrots with cottage cheese is a snack my 14-year old daughter surprised me some weeks ago. After I finally bought her highly praised Lurch Spiralizer she wished for a long time, she wanted to prove that this new kitchen gadget is worth its money.
When the postman rang and brought the Amazon package I allowed her to open it and take a look at it. In the meantime I went back to work on my computer. Half an hour later she entered my office and said that a little snack is waiting for me in the kitchen.
See for yourself!
- 400 g carrots (2-3 carrots, medium size)
- 1 tablespoon olive oil
- 1 teaspoon lemon juice
- 200 g cottage cheese
- fresh herbs (chives, parsley)
- Spiralize your washed carrots (if you don't own a spiralizer you could use a potato peeler/grater instead and grate carrot stripes)
- Combine carrots with olive oil + lemon juice dressing
- Mix cottage cheese with small cuts of chives
- Arrange carrots on plate
- Top with cottage cheese
- Garnish with parsley and carrot stalk (remains after spiralizing)
- This makes also a great, light dinner on days when you went overboard for lunch;)
She handed me a carrot and I tested it for myself. Wow, this was so easy!
You know, I love clean eating. I adore healthy whole foods. And yet I don’t want to spend long hours in the kitchen preparing complicated meals. At the first glance you would think that this is not a kitchen gadget that saves you time in the kitchen. In contrast, it might even add to your time you spend in your kitchen, because if I shred carrots with my kitchen machine I’m done in 3 seconds…
On the other hand if you want a roughly similar “pasta” look you would need to use a potato grater. This would not only take you longer but you can then create only broad “vegetable stripes”.
I was also immediately convinced that this spiralizer has a high educational benefit. It is a tool that brings creativity into the clean eating kitchen and it can inspire a whole family to eat more vegetables. What is more… it is a lot of fun and can motivate even kids or teenagers to prepare healthy meals.
At the same time I realized how sharp the cutting blades were… I was very thankful that nothing happened in the time she used the spiralizer without my supervision. So just in case you are thinking of buying a spiralizer too, please never let your kids use it on their own!
I was so impressed about this cutting tool that I dedicated my first product review on leanjumpstart to the Lurch Spiralizer.
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