Keeping the grocery budget low & eliminating waste is important in our household. Oftentimes that means Planned Leftovers. But sometimes it’s just making Fast Food by reworking leftovers into a brand new dish.
When it’s time to plan a meal I typically look at what I have to be used and build a meal around those things. That way there’s no food waste. And if I’m using leftovers, the bulk of the meal has already been cooked. All that’s left is to do is to think outside the box and use a little leftover magic. Bibbidy-Bobbidy-BOO – let’s see what we can do!
I’ve heard about it for years, using squash in the place of high-carb pasta noodles. Some people eat spaghetti squash as a low-carb noodle substitute.
But I’ve found for us it’s best to eat spaghetti squash just as a fun-shaped squash. To me the taste is nothing like pasta. (I do have a delicious Cheesy Spaghetti-Squash dish we enjoy.)
Other people swear by making spiral-type noodles using fresh vegetables. Supposedly it’s a more realistic way to enjoy a noodle-shaped vegetable in the place of pasta. My garden produced so much zucchini I really wanted to give the spiral-noodle thingee a try.
There are various contraptions made to cut your squash into noodles and I decided on the Veggetti.