I'm about to sound like a TV comercial

lilleyheidi
By lilleyheidi Latest Reply 2015-01-27 21:34:53 -0600
Started 2015-01-20 15:18:51 -0600

Every one likes spaghetti… right? And we all pretty much miss it right?
Well, not anymore
Run, don't walk to your nearest Walmart, CVS or Walgreens. As seen on TV department of the store and grab a Veggetti. It will cost you about 10-15 dollars. Go to the grocery store and buy 2-3 average sized zucchini then go home and have your new low, low carb spaghetti.
I'm telling you, I have never ever bought anything from the "as seen on TV" section of a store before and never believed those commercials, but this makes the best tasting "pasta" going. In less than 5 minutes I had a plate full of pasta in front of me. I've been a huge fan of spaghetti squash but this has it beat by a mile.
*jumping down from my soapbox*
Heidi


35 replies

GeekonBoard
GeekonBoard 2015-01-27 13:59:25 -0600 Report

I keep seeing Pinterest recipes for all these veggie noodles & have been very inspires! I already love zucchini & can't wait to give this gadget a go. Thanks for the product plug. I had seen several recipes using a fork to scrape summer squash & I have already taken to Cauliflower rice & as a pizza crust. I'm adding a few things at a time to get the hang of them & trying not to get too overwhelmed, but this gadget looks simple & easy to work in the rotation!

Keegaroo
Keegaroo 2015-01-24 13:35:57 -0600 Report

My husband has type 2 diabetes and we have young kids and grand kids and we eat spaghetti from 1to 3 times a month they have this great spaghetti you find at walmart and a lot of stores it's called dream field high in fiber it tastes like and lookes like spaghetti it's in the pasta aisle

haoleboy
haoleboy 2015-01-21 22:33:26 -0600 Report

I use my grater to make zucchini "noodles" which I use with homemade marinara sauce or in an Asian stir fry.
Thanks for the reminder … just bought a couple the other day … now I know what I will use them for.

Steve

Pegsy
Pegsy 2015-01-21 18:43:42 -0600 Report

I bought one today and used it already. It was so easy. I used zucchini and I topped it with the leftover spaghetti/meat sauce that I made the other night when attempting spaghetti squash. OH. MY. GOODNESS! This was delicious! Even my husband volunteered, "This is good!" I'm so excited! I can have "pasta" again. Thank you for posting about it. I tend to ignore those commercials. I'm not much of a gizmo and gadget sort of person. Don't get me wrong, I have a couple such as my Salad Shooter and my Smart Chopper. But most of those products tend to do little and often fall apart in yours hands as you attempt to use them. I'm glad to have this Veggetti in my kitchen!

MarkS
MarkS 2015-01-21 12:07:59 -0600 Report

So, I have a question. So you said "While everyone likes spaghetti … we all pretty much miss it right? So why do you not eat it? That's letting your metabolic condition, i.e., diabetes, control you rather than you control it. Now, granted, I am speaking from a Type 1 perspective and not a Type 2. And I'm sure that due to the pharmacokinetics of whatever drug a Type 2 is using, the affect food on one's blood glucose varies. However, for a Type 1 diabetic, and this is my opinion based on clinical data and personal experience, one should not allow diabetes to control what one eats. I eat what I want (with the exception of sugared sodas, but that's more because they are wasted calories) and I have my insulin and am not afraid to use it. I wonder what Banting and Best would say regarding people letting diabetes control their eating habits rather than insulin?

lilleyheidi
lilleyheidi 2015-01-21 22:04:49 -0600 Report

Sorry Mark, you are right, I made a generalization. Should not have done that. I should have said something more like "i know I miss it". I don't eat it because I have found most grains do not agree with my weight loss plan. I have found that most grains elevate my BG and I do not have the option to bolus for carbs. I have to watch what carbs I eat and limit them cautiously as I do not take insulin the same as you do. There are a number of reasons I do not eat spaghetti, or other pastas.. One more reason I don't eat it, I believe I am an addict to sugar. As you probably know pasta is a simple carb which turns into sugar and that will only feed my addiction, causing me to crave and need more sugar. Is this based on science, my belief of my addiction, no, it is just my personal belief, but there are scientific proofs of sugar addictions that make me believe that I am an addict. So, to answer your question. I choose to control my eating, and my diabetes. Not to let them control me. I choose to not eat pasta, at least for today. Best of health to you. Heidi

MarkS
MarkS 2015-01-22 09:34:36 -0600 Report

I like your plan Heidi and your sound rationale. Good luck and best of health to you, also. Mark

jayabee52
jayabee52 2015-01-21 12:38:48 -0600 Report

I understand what you are saying, Mark, but as a former insulin using T 2, I question the wisdom of such a strategy.

As you know one can overeat or eat the "wrong" foods and have an elevated BG response. .The practice of "covering" elevated BG levels with a bolus injection of insulin sets one up to get fat as it opens the fat cells to take in the excess.

I could not lose weight until I stopped relying on injected insulin and started eating in a way that my pancreas output of insulin could handle.

I could give a rats rear end about what Banting and Best would say about it It works for me and that is what really matters.

What is more, why don't you drink sugared sodas? Wasted calories, you say? When you eat what you want that is more than you need do you not eat calories (and carbs) which are ultimately wasted and likely also waisted? (You know they say a waist is a terrible thing to mind! LoL)

I would encourage you to reconsider your practice of " I eat what I want"

James

MarkS
MarkS 2015-01-21 12:50:34 -0600 Report

Whoa, I never said I eat more than what I need, I said I eat what I want. So, if its spaghetti for dinner and a salad, I make sure I cover it with my bolus. And my islets cells don't produce insulin so that is an irrelevant argument for me. And the Banting and Best was a bit of humor because if it wasn't for them, a lot more Type 1 diabetics would have been looking up at the flowers rather than down regardless of diet.

sweetslover
sweetslover 2015-01-27 21:34:53 -0600 Report

As a T2 who is not on insulin, I cannot take a bolus to lower my BG. I have to control it with diet and exercise. I cannot just eat what I want and then count on meds to fix the problem. I have to plan ahead and plan what carbs I can add to my meals, along with strict portion control.

jayabee52
jayabee52 2015-01-21 13:14:28 -0600 Report

Sorry Mark, I didn't "get" the humor intended. I am fully aware of as a T 1 you don't have insulin response like T 2s do.

My main point (sorry I seemed to confuse the point by my admitting to being a T 2) was that bolusing for carb overload was keeping me fatter than necessary. When I avoided consuming anything made from grain, my BG levels improved signifigantly. I suspect that I may have a bit of gluten intolerance which raised my BG levels due to stress.

I understand that not all T 1s have gluten intolerance, but from what I understand from my reading on DC from T 1s it is quite common in many T 1s to a greater or lesser degree.

James.

MauiSunrise
MauiSunrise 2015-01-21 12:38:18 -0600 Report

From a Type 2 perspective, diabetes can be controlled very well by what one eats. Possibly no meds required, if done correctly. Read the first 41 pages of "A Week in The Zone" by Barry Sears. Control of insulin and blood sugar is the central theme of this book/author and he does a very good job.I was associated with a very large group that used the Zone as a central point for many health issues. Give it a shot. I've tried it and it works.

MarkS
MarkS 2015-01-21 12:51:41 -0600 Report

Thanks. I'll take a look so that I can get a better perspective of a Type 2 diabetics trials and tribulations and successes.

Pegsy
Pegsy 2015-01-20 19:50:20 -0600 Report

This looks interesting. Thanks for posting. I might pick one up. I think I would use it a lot. IF it really works well.

lilleyheidi
lilleyheidi 2015-01-21 01:11:45 -0600 Report

it takes a little messing around with it to get used to how it works, you may waste 1/2 a zucchini but then you'll have full strands of spaghetti.

NewSong53
NewSong53 2015-01-20 19:46:20 -0600 Report

Also, how long did you cook the zucchini before scraping it? Or did you cook it afterwards? (Just place in boiling water til tender?)

lilleyheidi
lilleyheidi 2015-01-20 21:39:59 -0600 Report

i didn't cook it at all, just nuked it with the spaghetti sauce on it, although the first time i used it I sauteed it in a pan for a few minutes You run it through the machine raw. You can put it in boilng water for a few minutes, or saute it or micro it for just a few minutes, it is so incredibly easy.

NewSong53
NewSong53 2015-01-20 19:45:03 -0600 Report

By the way, do you have a good low-carb spaghetti sauce recipe???

NewSong53
NewSong53 2015-01-20 19:44:28 -0600 Report

Wow! I am definitely going to get one of these — I'd thought about it but I never trust commercials . . . I want to talk to someone who's actually tried it. Thanks for telling us!

lilleyheidi
lilleyheidi 2015-01-20 21:44:42 -0600 Report

i don't have a television so I'd never seen the commercial before someone on instagram has one and i saw it there. I looked it up and it looked good I took a risk of 15 dollars, and I' so glad I did.

NewSong53
NewSong53 2015-01-21 05:47:04 -0600 Report

I'm looking forward to trying this — a great way to get in more real veggies! Thanks again for sharing.

Gabby
GabbyPA 2015-01-20 17:33:26 -0600 Report

I have seen this on TV...imagine that. LOL!!
Here is a link to the official site for it. http://www.buyveggetti.com/Default.asp?bhcp=1

Do you cook your veggetti or leave it raw? I know my step-daughter would love this alternative. She loves zucchini. Did it work for you as easy as it shows on the commercial? How easy is it to clean if you do not have a dishwasher?

lilleyheidi
lilleyheidi 2015-01-20 21:42:48 -0600 Report

i have cooked it in a fry pan for a few minutes and microwaved it with the spaghetti sauce on it.
As for washing it, if you do it immediately after using it you just have to rinse it under hot water for a few minutes. not hard at all. I don't have a dishwasher. Be careful of the blades, they are sharp.

Pegsy
Pegsy 2015-01-20 19:52:26 -0600 Report

I wonder if this would work with eggplant. I am always trying to figure out something to do with eggplant.

lilleyheidi
lilleyheidi 2015-01-21 01:15:58 -0600 Report

I'm not sure if eggplant would fit through the veggetti, as it doesn't have a very large opening, but if it were a small one, it might work. It says you can use eggplant.

Judy(JP)
Judy(JP) 2015-01-20 21:48:43 -0600 Report

I use eggplant to give texture to my pasta sauce.. peel it (I don't like the taste of the peels) cut in cubes and add it to the simmering sauce. It breaks down and makes the sauce nice and thick and a meaty texture. I don't know if the shredder would work with it but anything is worth a try :)