Our household food choices are important for the well being of our family. According to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), more than one-third of U.S. adults (34.9%) are obese and approximately 17% (or 12.5 million) of children and adolescents aged 2—19 years are obese. The CDC also states that obesity-related conditions include heart disease, stroke, type 2 diabetes and certain types of cancer, some of the leading causes of preventable death.
Parents have the responsibility to teach their children on how to eat healthy as this will continue to help guide them throughout their lives. Maintaining a healthy weight, with physical activity, will reduce the risks of chronic diseases. With that in mind, I recently purchased the Veggetti, a product that claims to easily turn vegetables into spaghetti. As an example, when comparing a one 100 gram zucchini (17 calories) to 100 grams of pasta (371 calories), the zucchini is a much healthier choice.
Is the Veggetti as easy to use as it claims? I found it to be extremely easy to use. As it claims, I was able to quickly and easily turn a zucchini into thin spaghetti size noodles. I topped off my raw zucchini spaghetti with some heated Organic Muir Glen Garden Vegetable sauce and a sprinkle of parmesan cheese.
I was extremely pleased with the amazing taste of this simple and healthy dish. To my surprise, my children also enjoyed the zucchini spaghetti. To date, I tried using the Veggetti to cut zucchini, squash, and cucumbers, all with wonderful results. I definitely recommend this product as a positive addition to your existing kitchen tools. You can purchase it through the website, however, I found the Veggetti in a local CVS store.
For more information, visit the Veggetti website.