Disclosure: This post is in partnership with KitchenAid. As always, opinions are all mine.
This may be news to some but – We’re expecting again! Exciting, I know! I haven’t officially announced it on the blog yet because things have been crazy busy but because today’s recipe is geared towards my health at the moment I figured I might as well let it slip! We are expecting baby #8 March/April of 2018!
If you followed along last pregnancy you’d know I was diagnosed with Gestational Diabetes at 28 weeks, well, I’m sad to say that this time at 20 weeks I was again diagnosed. So, that means I have to change everything I eat.
When I was asked if I’d like to create a recipe with a KitchenAid Artisan® Mini with Spiralizer attachment I jumped at the chance. Not only do I love KitchenAid, and have my sister-in-law’s old hand-me-down mixer by KitchenAid, but I was excited to try a Spiralizer. I have never used one before!
The Artisan Mini stand mixer makes up to 5 dozen cookies in a single batch, with the same power as the KitchenAid Classic™ Stand Mixer while being 20% smaller, 25% lighter, and fitting all attachments.
With over ten different attachments, you can make everything from fresh pasta to burgers, veggie noodles and more.
Being on this gestational diabetes ride again means my diet will be changed 100% and although I am not a fan of veggies, it is part of the diet. So, it’s something I need to get used to and get creative with. With the KitchenAid Artisan® Mini – it’s a smaller mixer so doesn’t take up too much real estate on my counter, something I dislike in appliances. I was thrilled about that. It can sit on my counter accessible for anytime use, and the fact it’s 25% lighter and fits all attachments makes this the perfect appliance for a busy kitchen.
5 Blade Spiralizer with Peel, Core and Slice:
Reinvent classic meals and inspire your culinary creativity with fresh fruits and vegetables. The versatile KitchenAid® Spiralizer Plus with Peel, Core and Slice Stand Mixer Attachment comes with 4 Spiralizing/Slicing Blades and a Peeling Blade, perfect for fresh fruit and vegetable recipes. From zucchini noodles to sweet and savoury dishes, the options are endless.
Everyone is always talking about Zoodles aka: Zucchini Noodles so I wanted to try it and see if I could add them to my GD diet. My husband came up with a recipe to try out, and it turned out well. I didn’t eat much of it because I’m still learning to appreciate all the vegetables, but my husband and kids loved it!
The Spiralizer attaches on to your KitchenAid Stand mixer and uses the power of the motor to operate the attachment. With four quick-change blades and an optional peeling blade to inspire healthy versions of classic recipes and unleash your culinary potential. Spiralizing Blades – Medium and Fine; Slicing Blades – Slicing (Large Core) and Slicing (Small Core); Peeling Blade.
RECIPE – Zucchini Carrot Spiralized Alfredo:
If you are like me and just starting to explore with different vegetables you didn’t really like, or want to do something a little different to change things up a bit then this is the perfect option for you! Not only is it easy thanks to the KitchenAid Artisan Mini and Spiralizer but it’s very tasty and makes a great light lunch!
- 1 tomato
- 1 sweet bell pepper (brighter the Color the better)!
- 2 zucchini
- 2 large carrots
- 1/4 cup butter
- 6 tbsp almond flour
- Cream (1 1/2 – 2 cups)
- 3 tbs olive oil
- Wash and dry all veggies
- Cut ends off zucchini and carrots
- Seed and dice pepper and set aside
- Rough dice tomato and set aside
- Be sure to cut your carrots and zucchini to size.
Veggie Noodle Cooking:
- In a nonstick large frying pan add oil and heat med/ high
- Start with your carrots and peppers cooking for about 3 minutes
- Add your zucchini and cook over med/ high heat for 4-6 mins ( depending on crispness desired)
For Alfredo Sauce:
- In a saucepan melt your butter over med/ high heat
- Gradually whisk in your flour until thick sauce forms
- Cook for about 1 min then slowly whisk in your cream.
- Feel free to add salt and pepper to taste as I do and a splash of fresh garlic gives this recipe a fantastic zing!
- Finally, add your noodles to Alfredo sauce and gently cook for two more minutes
- Use tongs to plate pasta to ensure the spirals stay intact!
I will say, this is the perfect lunch or dinner for anyone, not just those following the Gestational Diabetes diet. My kids love vegetables and found it exciting that the noodles were spiral and even had the picky ones enjoying!