Your turn to host brunch? Why not give a new healthy recipe a try? We’ve partnered with Ali Maffucci, founder of Inspiralized.com, to create an inspiralized frittata that your friends will be raving about for many Sundays to come.
When most people think of spiralizing, they immediately think of zucchini noodles. And yes, a spiralizer can be used to make noodles out of zucchini. However, the fun doesn’t stop there – spiralizing is not just a great way to make clean-eating friendly pasta substitutes. With the spiralizer, the healthy eating possibilities are endless!
So exactly what can you make with your spiralizer? Aside from pasta and noodle dishes, you can make desserts, pasta salads, entrees, bowls, rice (yes, rice made from spiralized veggies!), pizza crusts, sandwich buns, soups, fries, chips and, one of my personal favorites, breakfast.
Spiralizing is totally versatile and at its most basic level, just a more enjoyable and exciting way to enjoy vegetables. If you’ve ever fallen into a veggie rut, where you’ve only been eating your vegetables whole or in diced cubes, well then you’re in for a treat: ditch the veggie monotony and start spiralizing!
I love spiralizing my veggies and enjoying them in noodle form. In this shape, they’re more interesting to eat, they soak up flavors better, and it feels like you’re eating something other than veggies due to the consistency and texture! Especially with the trendy bowl meals these days, spiralizing is an exciting way to ban the boredom and start eating differently.
Not only does spiralizing revamp your meals, it’s quick, easy, and great for entertaining crowds! For this Crate and Barrel post, I decided to invite some girls over for a spiralized brunch to sip mimosas and enjoy a frittata with sweet potato noodles.
Everyone always loves seeing the spiralizer turn vegetables into colorful spirals – it’s a guaranteed crowd pleaser! This Sweet Potato, Kale and Goat Cheese healthy frittata recipe comes together quickly and has gorgeous green and orange color thanks to the kale and sweet potatoes. The noodles bake into the eggs and create a swirly labyrinth pattern that all your guests will want to capture and post up on Instagram.
Spiralizing elevates your meals and brings brunch and dinner parties to the next level! So grab your friends, use the tips below, and have fun with healthy eating!
Three quick tips when hosting an elegant girls brunch:
- Take extra care on the details: I always add some fresh fruit to my cocktails – it adds flavor and color to your drinks, but also makes your guests feel a bit more special! I added a splash of grapefruit juice and raspberries to champagne for some chic mimosas, served in the Enetoca Champagne Glasses.
- Use a skillet that can double as a serving piece: I love Le Creuset’s oven-safe skillets, because they come in beautiful colors and can therefore be used as a serving piece as well as a functional skillet. If you’re using a rusty old pan to serve your guests, you’re just not going to feel as polished.
- Use linens: If you’re having guests over, choose linen napkins with a pretty pattern or color. This helps show your guests that you appreciate them spending their time with you and don’t mind that you’ll have to do a load of laundry afterward! Plus, you’re being environmentally friendly by using reusable linens. I adore Crate and Barrel’s Liam Grey Stripe Napkins.
Want another delicious spiralizer recipe to try? Check out this Lemon Garlic Broccoli with Bacon Recipe.