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Healthy Spaghetti Squash Pad Thai


I absolutely LOVE pad Thai- but when you order a takeout you’re not only getting all the carbs from the noodles but also all the bad fats from the cooking oils that they use. Here is a healthier version, replacing noodles with spaghetti squash (which I also love!) and cutting back on the unhealthy fat and calories- Enjoy!


Makes: 4 servings
Prep: 35 mins
Total Time: 1 hr 25 mins
Carb Grams Per Serving: 25

1 small spaghetti squash (1.5 to 2 pounds)
2 tablespoons fresh lime juice
1 1/2 tablespoons rice vinegar
1 1/2 tablespoons fish sauce
2 tablespoons sugar
1/2 jalapeno, minced
1 tablespoon water
1 tablespoon canola oil
3 cups thinly sliced green cabbage
1 14-ounce container extra-firm tofu, cut into 1/4-inch cubes
4 large eggs, whisked
1/2 cup peanuts, chopped
1/2 cup cilantro, chopped


1. Preheat the oven to 375 degrees . Prick squash all over with a knife and roast on a rimmed baking sheet about 1 hour, or until tender when pierced.
2. Whisk together lime juice, vinegar, fish sauce, sugar, jalapeno and water in a small saucepan. Bring to a simmer; keep warm over low heat, whisking occasionally.
3. Heat oil in a large skillet over medium-high heat; add cabbage and saute 1 minute. Stir in tofu and cook, stirring occasionally, 3 minutes. Reduce heat to low and pour in eggs. Let sit 30 seconds, then stir constantly until eggs are just cooked, about 2 minutes more. Turn off heat.
4. Halve squash lengthwise and scoop out seeds. Using a fork, scrape squash from shell. Place strands in a large bowl and gently untangle with fork; transfer to skillet and fold into egg mixture. Drizzle with sauce, stirring to incorporate. Garnish with peanuts and cilantro.

Nutrition Information
Servings Per Recipe: 4
PER SERVING: 343 cal., 20 g total fat (4 g sat. fat), 707 mg sodium, 25 g carb. (5 g fiber), 20 g pro.


Spaghetti Squash Boats with Ground Turkey, Spinach, Chickpeas, and Mozzerella


I made this dish up last night with some things I had in the fridge and it came out super yummy so I thought I would share it with all of you! Enjoy!

1 spaghetti squash
1/2 onion
2 cloves of garlic (more or less to taste)
1 bag baby spinach
1 can chickpeas
1 small package of low fat Mozzerella cheese
Salt and pepper to taste

-preheat oven to 350 degrees Fahrenheit
-cut squash in half lengthwise, drizzle with olive oil and sprinkle with salt and pepper, place in preheated oven for 45 min- 1 hour, until squash pulls away easily from outer shell.
-while squash is baking, sauté garlic and onion in a large skillet until soft.
-add turkey to onion and garlic, cook until no longer pink.
-add spinach and chickpeas, cook until spinach is wilted. Salt and pepper to taste.
-remove cooked squash from oven, scrape out ‘spaghetti’ strands from shell and add to turkey mixture. Stir well.
-add spaghetti squash and turkey mixture back to squash shells, top with Mozzerella and bake for an additional 10 minutes.
-remove from oven and enjoy!!