Spaghetti Squash Bowl


This simple plant-based recipe is one of my favorites!


My spaghetti squash bowls are a household go-to because they are easy, filling and a nutritious dinner. We make a large batch and use the leftovers for lunch!

Benefits of Spaghetti Squash

When cooked, spaghetti squash looks like pasta but is not a processed carbohydrate like pasta is. It is lower in calorie density and is much more nutritious! Spaghetti squash contains a healthy dose of fiber (which helps you feel more full and promotes a healthy digestive system) vitamin A (which helps protect you against infections and keeps you eyes and skin healthy), vitamin C (which boosts your immune system), vitamin K, thiamin, riboflavin, niacin and folate.


Swap out your pasta dinner for this WHOLE food to get a higher dose of vitamins and nutrients.

My 'Spaghetti Squash Bowl' Recipe

[4 Servings]


Ingredients For Spaghetti Squash:

-2 spaghetti squash (halved and deseeded)

-2 tbsp olive oil

-1/2 tsp salt


Ingredients For Avocado Dressing:

-1 avocado

-1 handful cilantro

-Juice from 1/2 lime

-2 scallion stocks

-1 garlic clove

-1 tsp olive oil

-1/4 tsp salt

-pinch of black pepper


Ingredients For Slaw:

-1/4 of a purple cabbage

-1 red bell pepper

-1 can black beans

-1 handful of cilantro

-2 tbsp diced scallions

-Juice from 1/2 lime

-1/4 tsp salt

-1/4 tsp black pepper

-1 tbsp oil oil

Instructions:

-Pre-heat oven at 400 degrees.

-Brush open side of halved and deseeded spaghetti squash with olive oil and sprinkle with salt.

-When the oven is ready, add halved spaghetti squash (open side down onto a backing sheet) and bake for 30-40 mins (you'll know it is ready when you can easily stick a fork into the dome side of the spaghetti squash).

-While spaghetti squash is baking:

-Thinly slice bell peppers and cabbage

-Dice scallions and chop cilantro

-Add slaw ingredients (beans, cilantro, scallions, cabbage, red peppers, salt, pepper, lime, olive oil) to a bowl. Mix together and let sit to develop flavors.

-In a blender or food processor, add all avocado dressing ingredients and blend until smooth.

-When squash is ready, remove from oven and let cool for 5 mins.

-Stuff squash with the slaw and drizzle on avocado dressing.

-ENJOY!!!!!! :)


NOTE:

For those of you who have never eaten spaghetti squash...once it's cooked, you can easily run a fork through it and the 'spaghetti' like strings will pull right off the skin!



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