Beet Noodles for Everything

Wouldn’t it be great to find a noodle that is grain-free, gluten-free, carb-free and delicious? The great news is that your wish can come true. All you need is a small kitchen gadget that allows you to spiralize vegetables, a few minutes and a serving of creativity.

The spiralizing trend has taken chefs and consumers alike by storm in recent years. With a few cranks of this simple and inexpensive device, you can turn firm, peeled vegetables into thin, spaghetti-like strands that are great alternatives to pasta and can be added to salads and soups as well. Because they are colorful and shaped differently from what kids are used to, you might also find that the younger members of your family are far more willing to embrace them than they are to accept vegetables in their traditional forms.

In addition to the spaghetti squash with which you may already be familiar, another tasty spiralized treat is beet noodles. Yummy and nutritious, they offer all of the benefits that these root vegetables furnish; they are high in B vitamins, potassium, magnesium, copper, iron and manganese. They are also instrumental in lowering blood pressure, reducing susceptibility to heart disease, aiding in brain and liver health and helping you to fight chronic conditions such as heart disease and cancer.

It’s high time that this deliciously sweet and earthy root vegetable receives its due. Incorporate it into your healthy diet in any number of formulations, and don’t overlook all of the creative ways you can sneak it into many of the foods you prepare. Whether eaten raw, roasted, steamed or spiralized, beets simply can’t be beat when it comes to great taste and the promotion of better health.