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A good way to transform fresh vegetables into ribbon like strands is to use a kitchen gadget called a spiral slicer. Let your imagination run wild and impress your family and friends with decorative dishes using the colorful vegetable strands as a topping for salads, slaw, pizza, baked potato, or even as a pasta substitute with your favorite sauce or olive oil.
This is an excellent idea if you have children who refuse to eat their veggies. Slice a few of them for a variety of colors and they might find these "ribbons" appealing enough to eat. It is certainly worth a try!
The vegetables well suited to spiral-slicing include squash, carrots, turnips, and sweet potatoes.