Spaghetti Squash? Let's! {Resolutions In Motion}

 
Spaghetti Squash.
Yes, Let's.
I know what you are thinking.
That sounds scary.
It sounds like diet food.
Who would eat that?
 
I thought the same thing.
 
 
 
But I had pinned like a million and one (ok four) pins about spaghetti squash.
It's supposed to be delicious.
It's supposed to be perfect food for eating right.
It's the perfect foundation for all the pasta sauce you may have
had to give up in an effort to reduce your carbs.
Whatever the case may be it looked...
Interesting.
 
It also looked scary.
Because you have to cut and roast a squash.
I can barely carve a Jack-o-Lantern people.
 
I promise you this was easy.
It was a little time consuming, more on that later.
In the end, it got a thumbs up from my momma.
More importantly, I loved it.
 
Sadly the hubbs and the girls wouldn't touch it.
Oh well, resolutions aren't for everyone!
 
Let's start with the basics.
 
To cut your squash visit this video here.
It will tell you how to cut the squash without cutting off your hand.
Good advice for kitchen novices like me.
 
To roast your squash visit this pin.

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visit the site for more info HERE.
 

For the Inspiration for my recipe check out this pin.
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Visit the site for details HERE.
 
Now for how this went down in real life.
 
Mine.  I made that!
 
I did pretty good when I planned this out.  I knew that I wouldn't be using the sun dried tomatoes the recipe called for because... Well I just don't buy things like that.  I also knew that I would have to prepare this recipe in steps.  Roast the squash first, then make the actual dish.  In the future I'll roast the squash the day before, because one you put it all together, it only takes about 20-30 minutes to heat through.  Using the recipe I pinned as inspiration I warmed 2 cans of petite diced tomatoes in a pan on top of the stove.  I then added a bag or steamed broccoli (yup, the ones that steam in bag from the frozen section).  Then to that I added about 2 cups of diced chicken that had been baked before.  When that was starting to bubble, I added the shreds of a medium sized spaghetti squash.  Then over that I sprinkled a half a package of dried Italian dressing.  You could use any, I use this one that I buy at Whole Foods.  Then I let that heat through and simmer for about 20 minutes.  I'm not going to lie.  I was so surprised that this was appetizing that I almost cried.  I have a history of making things I think are going to taste good and then they end up in the trash.
 
So that's it.
If I can Spaghetti Squash, so can you!
 
Any other Paleo or Grain Free peeps out there?
Leave me your go to recipe in the comments!!
 
 
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2 comments:

  1. I tried Spaghetti squash for the first time a week ago. The verdict is still out on whether or not I will try it again. I didn't like it with spaghetti squash but found it more enjoyable as a cold pasta type dish. The texture is nothing like pasta to me!

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  2. I love spaghetti squash! My kids on the other hand, not so much! :) Your recipe looks great!

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