Healthy & Easy: Spaghetti Squash & Zucchini Video Recipe

Your mom called…

She said to eat more vegetables and less pasta.

I really didn’t have to be the one to tell you, but when you start looking for healthier answers, you’ll hear it from more than just me. If we want to protect these bodies we are trapped in- we MUST look at the kind of fuel we are putting into it.

This is an easy recipe I threw together with whatever is around, or in the refrigerator. This day it was spaghetti squash and zucchini. As I mentioned in the video, had I only the squash, I would have just poured spaghetti sauce on top and called it a day.

Healthy & Easy Recipe

Here is the general recipe from the video…

  • 2 spaghetti squashes
  • 3 zucchinis (chopped)
  • 4 cloves of FRESH garlic (crushed)
  • 1 red onion (chopped)
  • 1 can stewed tomatoes (chopped)
  • Whatever other vegetables are in the fridge (mushrooms, carrots, spinach…)

Cut the spaghetti squash in halves and place flat-side down on own tray. Bake the spagetti squash at 400 degrees for about 30 minutes or until you can easily pierce with a fork or knife.

In a large pot, dump the zucchini, red onion, garlic and can of tomato with some coconut or olive oil. Stir in scooped out spaghetti squash. Cover and simmer about 10 minutes. Serve hot with some parmesan cheese on top.

And here’s some good news about the ingredients…

SPAGHETTI SQUASH

  • Each cup of the cooked spaghetti squash only has 42 calories
  • Good source of fiber helping remove cholesterol from your body and helps regulate blood sugar
  • Good source of both vitamin C and vitamin A, which are also antioxidants
  • Contains essential minerals calcium, zinc, copper, manganese and selenium.
  • Folate helps in strengthening the walls of blood vessels

ZUCCHINI

  • One cup of zucchini has 36 calories
  • Dietary fiber helps lower cholesterol
  • Vitamins C and A are antioxidants, and anti-inflammatory
  • Potassium is a heart friendly electrolyte
  • Lutein is also in the retinas of your eyes
  • More benefits of zucchini listed here

RED ONION

GARLIC

So there you have it. An easy, healthy meal. Now, get in the kitchen!

PLUS – everyone who tried it- was pleasantly surprised at how tasty an all-vegetable meal could be.

Thanks for reading and watching. Let me know what you’re thinking in the comments below.

i love you, jen knoedl

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