My new winter pasta replacement – spaghetti squash! It’s a great low-calorie, low-carb alternative to noodles that’s packed with fiber, vitamins and minerals. Note that carbs are not the enemy – excessive Italian dinners loaded with three cups of refined noodles and half a loaf of garlic bread are the issue.
Most people will look at one of these and wonder where in the world to begin (as did I). They’re very hard to cut, so I like to stick it whole in the microwave for 2-3 minutes to soften it up.
Then, you have two options to bake it:
In the oven (takes up to an hour) or in the microwave (about 10 minutes).
Then I normally top with some marinara sauce and turkey meatballs made ahead of time and frozen – couldn’t be an easier meal!
What’s your favorite ‘clean’ pasta sauce?