Seems like I may be a bit behind the times, because when I watched the Mary Portas show ‘What Britain bought in 2015’ it was the first time I’d really heard of the spiralizer, despite apparently everyone else in the country having gone mad for them in 2015!
Cons: Looks like it might take up a lot of space when being used and stored
Cons: Looks like the spiralizing could be hard work and you might end up grating your hand by accident, may not spiralize harder vegetables
Verdict: As I’m trying to avoid spending too much money and acquiring more things, I decided to be sensible (for once!) and bought the Oxo Julienne peeler from a local cook shop. I’m pretty happy with my decision. The peeler is quick and easy to use and makes strips of veg which do feel a bit like pasta when you eat them and they do really fill you up. It’s easy to wash-up and does not take up any extra space in the kitchen. At the moment I have only tried it with courgettes so I will post again when I try something else. I do think that whichever spiralizer you use that they are a great idea for for reducing the number of sps that you spend on a meal. A good example of this was my lunch today which consisted of courgetti, passata, herbs, 30g low fat mozzarrella and 20g Quorn pepperoni which tasted really good and like a real pasta dish, but unlike a real pasta dish was only 3 smartpoints! (See below)