Eating healthy food shouldn’t be so hard. As you may have noticed, many healthy recipes you’ll find online are overwhelmingly ambitious to make. Either the recipe list is more like a novel with half the ingredients you can’t even pronounce, let alone find at a regular grocery store, or it calls for fancy equipment that is only seen on the gourmet cooking shows. For all of you that are not Martha Stewart, here is a simple healthy recipe that your whole family will love!
What’s on the menu?
Spaghetti and Meatballs!
Substituting spaghetti squash is a great alternative to noodles. (only 80 calories for 2 cups!) Try swapping all, or at least half of the noodles to save yourself added calories and carbs. For protein, we’ve hit up good ‘ol Costco and found Aidelle’s Chicken Meatballs. Full of flavor, and provide 12 grams of protein per serving (however slightly high in sodium so take caution if on a low-sodium diet. We just used a no-sodium tomato sauce). 5 ingredients, 45-minutes, 0 guilt, 100% fuel for your next workout.
- Spaghetti Squash
- Tomato Sauce
- Roasted Garlic
- Basil/italian spices
- Aidelle’s Chicken Meatballs (Italian Style)
- Preheat your oven to 400 degrees.
- Bake spaghetti squash for 40 minutes or until soft to the touch.
- At the same time, wrap a clove of garlic in tin-foil and bake for 20 minutes (use in the pasta sauce after).
- Place Aidelle’s chicken meatballs in a sauce pan.
- Poor a can of tomato sauce (no or low sodium) over meatballs.
- Puree 5 garlic cloves and stir into sauce mix.
- Add spices to taste.
- Heat on medium-low until warm.
- Cut spaghetti squash length wise, let cool (or put under cold water) and scoop out seeds.
- Take a fork and scrape out the “meat” of the squash (it should come out as long strands).
- Dish into bowls and cover with sauce/meatballs.
First time cooking spaghetti squash? This might help…