The seasons are shifting, and it’s time that serves for more than a natural alarm clock to refresh your skin-care routine—it’s also a great opportunity to give your meal-prepping regimen a makeover. Enter the spiralizer.
This now-essential gadget transforms regular ole vegetables into zoodles, makes beets fun to eat, and minimizes kitchen work (while injecting the task with an ample serving size of fun) .
Farmers’ markets still have the last of summer’s zucchini crop hanging around, while fall root vegetables are hitting the stalls, too, which is great news for your fall cooking #goals. These are a few recipes using a spiralizer to help you settle into the new season.
Get spiralizing with these 7 veggie-forward recipes.
This salad recipe from ultra-hip LA café Honey Hi is a breeze to put together thanks to minimal prep and no cooking required. With all its bright colors, it’s easy on the eyes, too.
Want to dust the anti-inflammatory powers of turmeric over a salad? Try this raw zucchini-noodle dish. You don’t even need to bust out your spiralizer for this one: All you need is a vegetable peeler to make the zucchini ribbons.
If you want to eat the rainbow, you need to try this gorgeous beet pasta. The roasted orange gives brightness in both color and flavor, while the baked kale adds a nice crunch to the dish.
This smoky and creamy “pasta” is one of Joanne Gerrard Young‘s (that’s Tom Brady and Gisele Bündchen‘s chef) favorites to make during fall gatherings. It’s a crowd-pleaser that’s dairy-free, gluten-free, and vegetarian.
For a healthier version of the popular takeout dish, try this spiralized sweet potato remix. You’ll also get a major protein kick from the edamame and peanut butter.
Beets are packed with antioxidants, vitamin A, and vitamin C, which will help protect you from that cold going around the office. Plus, the bright-yellow shade of golden beets is so happy, it’ll cheer you up just to look at this dish.
If you don’t have your own spiralizer, ready-cut vegetable noodles are about to be way easier to find or you can get your zoodles delivered to you.