Frozen Spiralized Veggies Exist And They’re Pretty Damn Convenient
For all of the pasta lovers out there who really need to fit some more veggies into their diets, spiralized veggies are your best friend. You know what’s easier to make than spiralized veggies? Frozen spiralized veggies.
Trader Joe’s has frozen spiralized zucchini and carrots, and the vegetable company Green Giant is adding to the list of convenient veggie pasta options. Starting in January, the veggie brand is hopping on the spiralized bandwagon and debuting four varieties: butternut squash, beets, carrots and zucchini. You’re cutting out the majority of carbs — 65 to 90 percent according to Fortune — that you’d get from a regular box of fettuccine, plus the vegetables lend extra flavor to your dish, as opposed to what you get with regular plain pasta.
Frozen vegetables seem to get a bad rap, but in reality, they can actually be more nutritious than fresh produce. Green Giant, Trader Joe’s and any other vegetable brands that decide to hop on the veggie noodle train might help to shake the consumer’s stereotype of frozen vegetables, which is that most frozen veggies slide right out of the box in a solid block. The new line of Green Giant spiralized veggies is packaged without any extra sauces or ingredients, just whole, clean vegetables.
You officially have no excuse to avoid eating your vegetables.
P.S. Spiralizing isn’t actually that difficult to do yourself. It’s essentially just twisting a vegetable into a spiralizer device, which you can buy online for $15, until it comes out the other end in spaghetti-like strands.
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