We are all trying to eat healthier whether it is counting carbs or counting calories. Everyone has their own ways of getting in better shape and eating healthy. I know sometimes it’s very difficult to chose veggies over a juicy burger, but eating healthy can taste good! For example, I love pasta but all of those carbs aren’t doing anything special for me so I have switched to using spaghetti squash instead of pasta noodles.
Now, not only do I decrease the amount of carbs that I am eating but I’m also adding a veggie that has Vitamin C, B6 and manganese it in. I would much rather put these good nutrients into my body instead of ’empty’ carbs. Since it is summertime and its gets into the high 90’s in FL I like to keep my lunches light. I don’t typically add any sauce to my lunch and I like an assortment of veggies in there for taste so I came up with this delicious recipe! It’s easy to make and has so many yummy flavors.
1 tablespoon minced garlic
1 small sweet onion; diced
1 medium spaghetti squash
1 medium-sized sweet potato
8 to 10 sugar snap peas
4 cups fresh spinach
1 tablespoon Kelapo Coconut Oil
- Poke your spaghetti squash all around with a fork. Place on a plate and microwave for 8 to 12 minutes.
- Peel sweet potato and place in a pot with boiling water.
- Once sweet potato starts to become soft; you can stick a fork through, remove from water and cube.
- Remove spaghetti squash from microwave and allow to cool for 5 minutes.
- Slice spaghetti squash in half and remove seeds.
- Place a skillet on medium heat. Once hot, add in coconut oil.
- Add in onion. Cook until onion starts to become translucent.
- Add in spinach, sweet potato, sugar snap peas and garlic.
- Place lid on top of veggies and steam for about 5 minutes.
- Use a fork and place spaghetti squash in a bowl. Add in veggies and garlc powder; mix well.
My lunch was so tasty and I felt so healthy eating it. Too silly? Oh well, it was delicious and I was proud of my creation. I felt like this dish was a great success because there was nothing “bad” added to it. Some of the health benefits of this dish are low carb, gluten-free, low sodium, and medium chain-triglycerides, those healthy fats thanks to my coconut oil! Have you ever created you own dish that turned out to be a great success? Make sure to share them below!