B*tches love Spaghetti . . .Squash That Is

Soooo, in my quest to shed this winter fat and get that summer bawdy I’ve been obsessing over, I’ve committed to eating clean over the past couple of weeks. Ok so I lied – it’s only been one week, but saying a “couple” just sounds so much better, right?  Anyway, the biggest issue I always run into is french fries 1) planning and 2) running out of healthy meals to cook, which usually lands me at the nearest 24-hour pizza shop.

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I always wanted to try making spaghetti squash, but was intimated because quite frankly, I’m lazy it looks like a lot of work.  Nonetheless, I gave it shot last week and my life is forever changed!  ?? It was so quick and easy to make, and a yummy alternative to regular spaghetti noodles.  Not to mention, it’s high in fiber and alllllll that other healthy sh*t.  Honestly, I don’t know if I’ll ever go back to pasta noodles (I’m probably lying, but just go with me on this).

So basically, all you need is this:

  • spaghetti squash (the big squash, not the little one)
  • salt and pepper
  • olive or coconut oil
  • veggie crumbles or meat-substitute of your choice (or you can use meat if you like)
  • mushrooms
  • spinach
  • spaghetti sauce

To start, you’ll cut the squash in half (lengthwise) –  it can be tough to cut, so be careful with the knife!

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Next, you’ll need to scoop out all of the seeds.  Once the seeds are removed, season the squash with a little salt and pepper (and any seasonings of your choice), then coat with a little bit of olive or coconut oil.  Next, you’ll place both halves of the squash cut-side down on a baking sheet, then bake at 450 degrees for 40 – 45 minutes – or at least until you can poke the squash and it’s soft.

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Once you remove the squash from the oven (be careful because it will be very hot – recommend letting it cool for a few minutes), separate the inside of the squash with a fork and you’ll see it pull apart in a noodle-like formation (*cues Beyonce, slangs hair, hits two-step*).  Once you scoop the noodle-like squash out, place it in a bowl and top with a spaghetti sauce mixture of your choice,  just as you would with regular spaghetti.

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That’s pretty much it!  Here’s my finished product – I used veggie crumbles, mushrooms, spinach, and garlic in my spaghetti sauce mixture.

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Here’s a step-by-step tutorial if you want to check it out:

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Hope this helps! Happy cooking!

xoxo ?,

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