Nothing is more comforting after a long, hard day then yummy noodles in a delicious sauce (I love Alfredo!) with your favorite toppings and some salty Parmesan cheese- warm, soothing, deliciousness. But then? You’re left feeling weighed down, heavy, super full and gross. Then regret sinks in for eating that huge bowl of yummy pasta, you feel guilty and worse than before.
I needed a change from this vicious cycle. I wanted the comfort that a good pasta dish brings but I wanted to be healthy and to feel good.
I made all of my favorite pasta dishes, without the pasta. But really, it wasn’t the same. It didn’t satisfy me the way I wanted it to. I missed the pasta.
Then, I found this great little restaurant in my neighborhood that makes veggie “pasta”. They make “noodles” out of zucchini. I didn’t think it could possibly be as good as traditional wheat pasta, no way could it satisfy my cravings for the ultimate comfort dish. Reluctantly, I decided to try it- it was AMAZING! I really felt like I was eating pasta! I realized that it was all the other stuff in the pasta dish that I loved- the sauce, the toppings, the Parmesan cheese- and the pasta is really just a tasteless vehicle for all of those things. I still wanted that “vehicle”, though, I guess it’s a texture thing. The zucchini provided that texture I was missing before when I tried going without the pasta. The zucchini gives the same “bite” as the pasta but without the carbs, calories, and the weighed down feeling you get from eating pasta. Not to mention it’s actually GOOD FOR YOU!
Now, I was completely sold on this new veggie “pasta” but I definitely could not afford to pay the restaurant prices for this dish every time I wanted it (which is at least 2-3 times a week). So, I began to search for vegetable spiral slicers. I was shocked to find how many there were on the market, I suppose there are a lot of people out there like me who want a healthier option than traditional pasta dishes. I was also shocked at how expensive these slicers were!
Then I came across Spirelli– does the same exact thing as all those pricey spiral slicers for a fraction of the cost. And let me tell you, it is awesome! I can have my favorite comfort food any time I want it, right at home. It’s easy to use, easy to clean, and I absolutely love it.
Which is why I decided to add Spirelli to the products we offer our customers. I realized how many folks out there are trying to eat healthier and, like me, are looking for a way to make veggie “pasta”. And like me, they’re probably not wanting to pay a whole lot for it.
Eating healthier “pasta” makes me feel better in so many ways. Not only does it put my mind at ease, knowing that I am giving my body the nutrition it needs, I don’t get that weighed down, gross feeling after eating this “pasta”, and it still gives me that comfort I’m looking for after a difficult day. We all know that emotional eating is not good but if I can give my soul some peace with a delicious meal without sacrificing my health….I’m all for it!!