After my workout, it's time for my bedtime snack. Strawberries and pineapples it is. Delicius and the strawberry slicer worked beautifully. Next day, strawberries and yogurt for a snack, yumm. Then lunch time rolls around. I decide I'll have the other half of my Chick-Fil-A spicey chicken sandwich, but what veggies should I have? There's zucchini, but that's a pain to cut, and I'm soooo tired of raw baby carrots. Lightbulb! Maybe that strawberry slicer will work? I cut the zucchini into 1" chunks, stick it in the slicer, and with a little bit of work, BAM! Evenly sliced zucchini.
I start steaming that and decide steamed carrots sound good too, not to mention my son will probably want whatever I'm eating, so I better cook extra. I cut a carrot to size and stick it in. It won't slice. So I cut that carrot in half and try again, success!
Steam that all too, mix with zucchini, drizzle with olive oil & balsamic vinegar (for the record, leave out that balsamic vinegar), sprinkle some sea salt, and viola! Lunch!
So between 1/2 a chicken sandwich and about 1 cup of this steamed veggie mix, I'm writing this on a full stomach. I'm so glad I figured this out, considering the mandolin slicer I just bought is useless. It's a nice time saver and so much more worth that $15 now that I can use it for more than just strawberries. Any shortcuts, as a mother and as someone trying to eat healthier, are much needed and so time-saving. And honestly, neither Target or Chef'n know who I am or that I'm writing this. I literally just figured this out and had to share it with you all. I can't wait to see what else I can slice up in this thing!
Have you found a new use for an odd kitchen gadget? Or maybe just a tool around the house? Tell me in the comments below!
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