So I think I’ve found one of my favourite kitchen gadgets EVER! It is the handheld Spiraliser by Oxo. Seriously, it’s amazing!! I’ve seen a variety of recipes in the past that use one and I finally decided to get one and try it out – I am absolutely thrilled I did. I can’t stop raving about it – it is so simple to use and there are loads of different recipes to try out.
For my first use of the Spiraliser, I thought I’d try something easy and quick to make, with little fuss – this was Courgette Noodles with chicken, feta and spinach. It uses few ingredients and is super quick to make (I think a maximum of 15 minutes). This is the recipe I’ve used – step by step, so you can see just how simple it really is:
Courgette Noodles with Chicken, Feta and Spinach
Prep Time: 5 minutes
Cook Time: 10 minutes
Total Time: 15 minutes
- 1 X large chicken breast, cut into smallish chunks
- 1/2 tsp garlic powder
- 1 tablespoon lemon juice
- Several handfuls of spinach
- 2x courgettes
- 1/2 red bell pepper
- 10 small cubes of feta cheese (5 per person)
- Salt and pepper, to taste
1. Place a large skillet over medium heat. Coat with cooking spray.
2. Meanwhile, use the Spiraliser to turn your courgette into noodles. (I’ve added a video I found below which shows how to use the Spiraliser). I was so impressed with how easy this is to use. Anyone can do it. What I love about this product, aside from everything I’ve mentioned so far, is the fact that you can make so many healthier alternatives to pasta and noodles. For instance, traditional noodles are around 200kcal per serving with about 45g of carbohydrates. For one whole Courgette it is only around 42Kcal and about 8g of carbohydrates – you can clearly see the difference.
3. Now slice your pepper using the Oxo Good Grips Complete Grate and Slice, another awesome gadget to have in the kitchen. This is fab – it contains 4 colour coded slicing/grating plates depending how you’d like your vegetables (course, grated, fine slices, julienne) which are easily secured for use. The lid actually doubles up as a measuring/collecting container, which you grate/slice the food into. It so cool, plus as the blades are really sharp, there is a food holder, with the Good Grips handle, which holds the food whilst you slice/grate so you don’t cut your fingers. A really ingenious device – this slots in the slicer neatly to store. The Grate and Slice has non-slip feet to keep it secure when using, plus everything slots neatly in place, so it is compact and can be stored easily.
5. Add the red pepper slices, cook for a further 1 minute.
6. Then, add in the lemon juice, spinach, courgette and garlic powder. Leave to cook on a medium heat, tossing frequently, until the spinach has wilted and the courgette noodles soften, about 3 minutes.
Both the Spiraliser and Grate and Slice are both really easy to use, easy to clean, are compact and easy to store in the cupboard/draw. Fantastic kitchen gadgets, which I am excited to use again. They are definitely going to play a huge part in my healthy lifestyle.