Spicy Spaghetti “Squashta”

It’s not pasta, it’s “squashta”! Try this easy method for creating veggie noodles from baked spaghetti squash (all you need is a fork!). Top with a mixture of sauteed spinach, sundried tomatoes, fresh herbs and pine nuts””plus some cayenne or red pepper flakes to spice things up!

Mo's Spicy Spaghetti Squashta

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Spicy Spaghetti “Squashta”

Serves 2

Ingredients

1 medium-sized spaghetti squash
2 Tbsp.  extra virgin olive oil
1 clove garlic, diced, or 1/2 tsp. chopped garlic
1/2 cup chopped green onion
2 Tbsp.  nutritional yeast flakes
1 Tbsp. chopped parsley
1 Tbsp. chopped basil
2 Tbsp.  sundried tomatoes, soaked in warm water and sliced
1 cup chopped spinach
1-2 Tbsp toasted  pine nuts
Freshly  ground pepper, to taste
Cayenne pepper  or  red chili flakes, to taste
2 tsp. chopped oregano leaves


Directions

After baked squash cools, simply use a fork to shred it into thin noodle ribbons.

1. Preheat oven to 325 degrees F. Cut spaghetti squash in half and place in glass casserole dish filled half way with water. Bake for approximately 25 minutes.

2. Remove squash from oven and let cool. Use fork to shred the squash into “noodles.” Place in large bowl and set aside.

3. In sautée pan, heat oil, garlic and green onions; add remaining ingredients (except spinach) and cook over low heat for about 10 minutes, adding spinach at the last minute.

4. Add veggie mixture to squash and serve like a spaghetti dish.

 

“Mo’s Healthy Morsels” is written by Maura (“Mo”) Knowles, a certified health coach, recipe developer and owner of Mac-n-Mo’s, a vegan baked goods company created by Knowles to help her dad eat better (and still enjoy food!) after he underwent quadruple bypass surgery in 2010. Knowles’ recipes for snacks, treats and other fun and healthy dishes appear every week here on the Vitacost blog, or visit Mo on  Facebook  or  www.macnmos.com  for more “morselicious” ideas and tips.

 

Mo, the Morselist

“Mo’s Healthy Morsels”is written by Maura (“Mo”) Knowles, Board Certified Health Coach (A.A.D.P.), Integrative Nutrition Health Coach, member of the International Association of Health Coaches (I.A.H.C.), recipe developer and owner of Mac-n-Mo’s, a low-sugar, no-sodium, gluten-free, vegan baked goods company created by Knowles to help her dad, Mac, a diabetic, after he survived quadruple bypass surgery in 2010. Mo’s recipes for snacks, treats and other fun and healthy dishes appear every week here on the Vitacost blog.​

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“Mo’s Healthy Morsels” is written by Maura (“Mo”) Knowles, Board Certified Health Coach (A.A.D.P.), Integrative Nutrition Health Coach, member of the International Association of Health Coaches (I.A.H.C.), recipe developer and owner of Mac-n-Mo’s, a low-sugar, no-sodium, gluten-free, vegan baked goods company created by Knowles to help her dad, Mac, a diabetic, after he survived quadruple bypass surgery in 2010. Mo’s recipes for snacks, treats and other fun and healthy dishes appear every week here on the Vitacost blog.​

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