I’m not sure if you’ve taken a walk on the foodie wild side yet and tried spaghetti squash but if you haven’t…..
WHAT ARE YOU WAITING FOR?!!!
This magical veggie will conveniently allow you to say Buh Bye to PASTA….yes, that’s right PASTA.
Gone will be the carb laden meals that leave you feeling bloated and gross, you know the meals that produce numbers on the scale that you have no desire to see- Yea GONE.
I’ll admit spaghetti squash can look a bit daunting, I mean it looks like a big melon, and I’m sure you’re thinking “How the heck do I cook this thing?” Followed by “How did you make it look like noodles?” Well I discovered a super easy crock pot method for cooking on Pinterest that is virtually full proof and catch this….. the insides ALREADY look like noodles! I don’t know how much cooler this veg can get. So let’s get down to cooking and EATING!
While I referenced the recipe linked above, I used about 3 1/4 cups of water in my crock pot and cooked my squash, poked full of holes, from 9:30 am – 3:30 pm on low and it came out PERFECT!
I removed my squash from the crock and let it set for about 15/20 minutes and then I couldn’t wait any longer to get shredding, plus it was virtually falling apart as I sliced into it.
After you slice it simply remove the seeds and discard them, take a fork and shred/pull the insides away from the skin and spoon into a bowl. Keep scraping the inside of the skin making sure you get every single bit of squash goodness.
Now there are a few different ways we could go from here, you could eat it “plain” with maybe a swirl of EVOO and Italian Seasonings, Stir Fry it with veggies, I mean the ideas are really endless! If you’re at a loss go visit Pinterest and type spaghetti squash recipe into the search bar, let me know if you’re still at a loss after that ;-).
I was in a spaghetti and sauce kind of mood so that’s where I headed. I make my “meat” sauce using Morning Star Farms Beef Crumbles, sliced mushrooms, onions, 1 large diced tomato, 1 can tomato paste, typical Italian seasoning (thyme-oregano-garlic) and water to thin until desired thickness.
This meal is packed with protein, low in carbs, healthy, and filling!
What’s your favorite way to eat spaghetti squash and if you haven’t tried it do you think you will now?!
Healthy Wishes, T