Thursday, June 28, 2012

Spaghetti squash and meatless meatballs

Oh Spaghetti squash how i love thee... your thin strands of deliciousness mimic that of spaghetti and make my mouth water.

My love of this versatile squash came about when i crossed paths with a recipe a while ago when i was on a diet and veggies were 0pts. The whole thing sounded strange i mean i had never tried this type of squash or any squash really. So i went forth and bought the pastel yellow squash the next day at the market.
It was fairly easy to prepare, the hardest part was cutting it open. I made some turkey meatballs to accompany the squash to make a "mock spaghetti and meatballs" . This is so healthy and you can eat a big bowl and not feel like you are bursting at the seams!

Instead of making the turkey meatballs this time i decided to go meatless. I found some great meat substitute brands such as veggie patch and morning star. In this recipe i used the veggie patch which for 6 meatballs it's only 100cals!

So all i did was cut and seed the squash length wise and spray some olive oil in it and sprinkle some salt and pepper to taste. Preheat the oven to 350 and pop it in for about an hour.
The meatballs come precooked so all you have to do is put them in your choice of sauce stovetop. I used spicy marinara, it gives it the most delicious flavor with a tiny kick.
I stirred them every couple minutes on mid high heat so they wouldn't stick.. what came out in 15min was amazing saucy thick meatballs!
This is one of my go to meals when i'm not really sure what to make for dinner and its healthy.

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