No, it’s not the name of a new dance craze, but it is a fun way for me to give some life and add a new twist to veggies in the kitchen.

Have you ever used a spiralizer tool? 
If not you’re really missing out on eating certain vegetables in a different way that could be just what you need to fight off food boredom.

Read more about what a spiralizer tool can do here in an old blog post.

Here are some fun meals I’ve made using my handheld OXO Good Grips Handheld Spiralizer if you’re looking for inspiration.

Salad: spiralized daikon radish, purple cabbage, carrots, onion, apple cider vinegar, EVOO, and a sprinkle of seaweed seasoning (dulse, laver, and sea lettuce)

Dinner: Zoodles (spiralized zucchini tossed with sautéed tomatoes, tons of garlic, fresh parsley, EVOO and lemon juice with a dash of crushed red peppers and oregano / baked cod in butter and lemon juice / salad


Ribboning carrots is another easy technique that I’ve been employing in the kitchen lately.

Very simple, yet provides a different texture and experience when eating the carrot (light and elegant). Watch YouTube video here to learn how to ribbon.

Dinner: Bone-in, skin-on chicken thighs baked in a coconut milk/Dijon mustard/lemon juice marinade I made, salad: heirloom tomatoes, greens, onion, avocado and ribboned carrots


Give these effortless techniques a try next time you’re looking to prepare your vegetables in a different way!


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Mike is a holistic nutritionist that helps people feel more optimistic about their health and wellness through changes in diet and lifestyle shifts.

He has authored posts and articles featured on MarthaStewart.com, today.com, and iVillage.com.