~Thank you to Brieftons for providing a Vertico Spiralizer for my review. This post contains affiliate links, in which I may receive compensation for your purchase.~
I am all about kitchen tools that make prep time quicker and easier, and that’s exactly what the Brieftons Vertico Spiralizer does. I’ve been craving sweet potato curly fries, but haven’t been in the mood to spiralize the sweet potatoes with my hand-held twist/turn spiralizer.
It’s so time consuming and takes too much effort. It’s not that I’m lazy, but simply that I have other things to do than spend all day on food prep. There already aren’t enough hours in the day and I’m making time for things that are more important than spiralizing sweet potatoes.
That’s why I was so excited when my Brieftons Vertico Spiralizer arrived. I knew I was going to satisfy my craving, while cutting the prep time way down! Out of the box, I gave everything a good wash, pieced it together (it was very easy) and got right to spiralizing.
As mentioned in the demo video, there are four settings to choose from. Setting one offers larger spirals, while setting four offers the thinnest spirals. For purposes of the sweet potato curly fries, setting three was just what I needed.
I love how quickly I was able to get all of the sweet potatoes spiralized. It literally took one to two minutes to do four potatoes versus up to 10 minutes with my hand-held twist/turn spiralizing tool.
With the Brieftons Vertico Spiralizer the size of the veggie doesn’t really matter, whereas for my hand-held tool, I would oftentimes have to cut the veggie down for it to fit. And of course that meant more work and a longer prep time. No thanks! I’d rather work smarter, not harder.
And when I’m done, cleanup is super easy too. I just toss it in the dishwasher!
*Thank you to Brieftons for providing me with the Vertico Spiralizer for review. This post contains affiliate links, in which I may receive compensation for your purchase. My opinions are 100% my own and in no way influenced by the brand. Any claims or statistics should be confirmed with the brand. Please see this blog’s full policies and disclosure here.
One of my favorite things about fall is all of the amazing flavors – pumpkin, turkey, ham, sweet potatoes, roast beef, apples and any recipe that has crockpot in the title. I can’t wait to pull my crockpot out!
On the flip side, my little one can’t enjoy all of the same fall flavors I do because she’s still learning to chew solid food. There’s no way I can give Sadee small pieces of turkey, ham or roast beef quite yet, but I would love for her to experience the same savory fall tastes that I love and enjoy.
Gerber 3rd Foods Lil’ Bits provide Sadee with a puree consistency she can handle, but also introduces her to small pieces of soft, solid food. I love it because it’s teaching her how to chew and progress into real, solid table food. It’s only a matter of time before she’ll be eating everything we eat right from our table.
Crockpot roast beef is a favorite fall dish of mine and one that I make at least 3-4 times during the fall season. I wanted to see how well Sadee would like some of these same flavors, so I made time to try a quick mashed sweet potato recipe for her and topped it with Gerber 3rd Foods Lil’ Bits Garden Vegetable & Beef Dinner. It gives her a little taste of the sweet and savory flavors of fall, but in consistencies she’s able to handle at her age.
Mashed Sweet Potatoes with Gerber 3rd Foods Lil' Bits
Author: Making Time
This recipe allows your little one to experience the sweet and savory tastes of fall, while maintaining a consistency they're able to handle, and even introduces them to easy to eat, small pieces of solid food.
3 small sweet potatoes (peeled and cubed)
½ cup milk
2 Tbsp maple syrup
1, 5 oz. container of Gerber 3rd Food Lil' Bits Garden Vegetable & Beef Dinner
Boil the sweet potatoes for 20 minutes, until tender.
Drain the sweet potatoes and return them to the pot.
Mash the sweet potatoes, and mix in the milk and maple syrup.
Place desired amount sweet potatoes in a bowl.
Top with desired amount of Gerber 3rd Foods Lil' Bits Garden Vegetable & Beef Dinner.
Let sweet potatoes cool before serving.
Feel free to substitute the Gerber 3rd Foods Lil' Bits Garden Vegetable & Beef Dinner, with another flavor your little one may like.
I’m happy to say, it was a big hit and Sadee loved it! She had no problem eating the small, solid pieces of carrots in the Gerber 3rd Foods Lil’ Bits Garden Vegetable & Beef Dinner, while the rest of the dish was a puree consistency. I think she really enjoyed having a little taste of both the sweet and savory sides of fall dishes because up until now her meals have been pretty one-sided – either sweet or savory.
*Thank you to Gerber for sponsoring today’s post and inspiring me to prepare my little one for solid table food. This is a sponsored post in which I will receive compensation. My opinions are 100% my own and in no way influenced by the brand. Any claims or statistics should be confirmed with the brand. Please see this blog’s full policies and disclosure here.