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Spaghetti Alternative

This is a great recipe for someone who loves spaghetti, but not the fullness of eating pasta.

Spaghetti – a 4 block meal in the zone (1 serving)

Spaghetti squash        1 cup  (1 block carbs)

Zucchini                     1-1/2 cups (1 block carbs)

Mushrooms                3 cups measured raw (1 block carbs)

Spaghetti sauce         1/2 cup (1 block-check label)

Chicken                     4 oz (4 blocks protein)

Olive oil                    1 tsp (3 blocks fat)

Peanuts                     6 (1 block fat)

Heat oven to 375 degrees. Cut Spaghetti squah in half and scrape out the seeds. Fill a baking dish with enough water to just cover bottom. Place both squash ends, cut side down into baking dish. Bake for 45 minutes.

In the meantime, saute zucchini and mushrooms in olive oil with a little bit of italian and cajun spices. Grill chicken and place in pan of veggies to absorb some of the flavor.

When spaghetti squash is done, scrape with a fork (the squash will come out looking like spaghetti) into a serving dish. Top with Vegetable and peanuts.

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