To the left, we have Alethea using the spiralizer to make "carrot hair."
To the right, we can observe that eating "carrot hair" is fun. Oh, and that's a little chocolate on her nose from the zucchini chocolate chip muffin she just ate. Good times.
So, usually it's no problem to get my 6-year-old to eat carrots. But today she wasn't into it, so I decided to bust out the big guns. The spiralizer. Fun and nutrition all rolled into one.
This particular spiralizer was bought through Amazon (Benriner brand) and cost about $50. It works great and has stayed really sharp for years. The spiralizer also works fabulously for beets, zucchini, and other vegetables with at least a 1-inch diameter and relatively firm surface. The spiralizer has gotten popular mainly for its ability to turn veggies like zucchini into a raw pasta. However, I mostly use it just to make a really inviting texture out of carrots or beets, tossing it on top of my salad. Fun!