Whether you’re trying to encourage a picky eater to try new things, or you need to serve up gluten free meals spirilized vegetables could be your answer!
Today we’re rounding up the most delicious easy spirilizer recipes for kids we could find. They’re yummy to eat and fun to make so you can spend some quality time together in the kitchen!
The Best Spirilizer to Buy
Before we get down to the delicious recipes I just wanted to talk a little bit about the best spirilizer to buy. If you already have a counter top model that you love then feel free to skip this section and go straight to the recipes!
If you haven’t yet invested in a spirilizer but you’ve been drooling over recipes and you’re ready to give it a try then whatever you do don’t buy one of the tiny handheld models. They just don’t do the job right and you will be disappointed and your spirilizer future will be over before you’ve really discovered the yumminess!
It’s nice and compact so it’s a good option you have limited space in your kitchen. It will fit in a narrow cabinet but it looks so good you could just leave it out on the countertop (where it’s more likely to actually get used right??)
It has clever suction feet to keep it stuck tight to the counter even when you’re sprilizing the toughest of veggies, like celeriac.
And it has four noodle shapes! You can turn your veggies into ribbon, fettuccine, linguine and spaghetti shaped noodles simply by twisting the “Noodle Twister”!
Paderno Tri-Blade Spriliizer
The Paderno comes with three different blades to allow you to create different sized noodles. One makes noodles like spaghetti, one is for long thick spirals and the other one creates ribbon like spirals. You leave one attached to the machine and then there’s a handy storage compartment for the other two.
I’m linking you up to the tri-blade even though there is now a newer four-blade version because sometimes “newer” and “more” isn’t always better. The newer model looks nice but it just doesn’t handle veggies as well as the three blade version!
Spirilizing is a manual exercise!
Just wanted to clear this one up because a few people have asked about the voltage of the machines. There is no electric involved here. You have to do the work yourself… and that’s why it’s so much fun!
Are spirilizers kid friendly?
You bet they are! You need to be there to supervise of course because the blades on these machines are super duper sharp. Spirilizing is fun and it’s a great way to get your kids involved in preparing their own meals; not only will they learn how to cook themselves but involving picky eaters in the meal preparation process is a good way to encourage them to try new things. And who can resist vegetables that magically turn into noodles?
Easy Spirilizer Recipes for Kids
And now let’s talk recipes! Here are 10 of the best spirilizer recipes we could find so load up your machine and start making veggie noodles!
Shrimp Scampi with Zucchini Noodles
Shrimp Scampi with Zucchini Noodles – We rounded up some delicious shrimp pasta recipes a little while ago but here’s another shrimp dish to add to your meal plan. This one uses zoodles, (zucchini noodles) instead of regular pasta and it takes less than 20 minutes to prepare!
Carrot Pasta with a Creamy Zesty Garlic Sauce
Carrot Pasta with a Creamy Zesty Garlic Sauce – If your kids love carrots and you usually add it to your pasta dishes you might need to re-read that recipe name. This isn’t pasta with carrots, it’s pasta made out of carrots… with the spirilizer!
Broccoli Stem Noodles with Sesame Ginger Dressing
Broccoli Stem Noodles with Sesame Ginger Dressing – Not all noodles need to be long! You can even spirilize those broccoli stems and then add a ginger-sesame dressing to make a healthy and delicious salad.
Spiralized Garlic Sriracha Hash Browns with Baked Eggs
Spiralized Garlic Sriracha Hash Browns with Baked Eggs – Got a yam that you have no idea what to do with? Spirlize it! And then turn it into delicious has browns topped with eggs that the kids can eat for breakfast or dinner!
Jerk Shrimp with Crispy Plantain Noodles
Jerk Shrimp with Crispy Plantain Noodles – Here’s a great dish for introducing a little seafood into your meal plan. The plantain noodles really crisp up when you saute them with some cocount oil and make a nice crunchy bed for the shrimp.
Zucchini Casserole with Artichokes
Zucchini Casserole with Artichokes – You know we love casserole recipes around here so we had to share this Zucchine casserole with you. It’s packed full of protein, low carb and gluten free so you can’t go wrong!
Butternut Squash Noodles with Shredded Brussels Sprouts
Butternut Squash Noodles with Shredded Brussels Sprouts – As the nights start drawing in we all crave comfort food, and the good news is that it doesn’t have to be unhealthy! This Butternut Squash noodle dish is perfect for a midweek meal and shredding those brussels sprouts could just turn your children into lifelong fans!
Sweet Potato Noodles with Shrimp and Cilantro Pesto
Sweet Potato Noodles with Shrimp and Cilantro Pesto – Did you know that sweet potatoes love a spirilizer? It turns them into yummy noodles that are a perfect option for kids on a gluten free diet!
Spiralized Salad For Kids
Spiralized Salad For Kids – Here’s a great option for a healthy afternoon snack, or even something to pop in a lunch box: Spirilized Salad! Hand your kids the spirilizer and some of their favourite fruits and veggies, like apples and carrots, and let them make their own snack!
Vegetable Pad Thai
Vegetable Pad Thai – If your kids love Thai take-out but you’re trying to encourage them to eat more healthily try this Pad Thai recipe that uses spirilized zucchini instead of noodles.
Spirilizer Recipe Books
Once you get going with your trusty spirilizing machine it all gets pretty addictive so you’re sure to run out of ideas sooner or later. So treat yourself to a cookbook or two!
~Clare, currently pinning to Easy Recipes for Kids