Spaghetti squash is a true lifesaver for those of us on lower carb meal plans. (I hesitate to use the word “diet” ~ that implies deprivation & I never, ever believe in that.) I love the subtle and unique flavor & texture of this squash. I also enjoy that you can top it with any of your favorite sauces or spice up with an ethnic twist. Recently I posted my recipe for Spaghetti Squash Sesame Noodles and I am having a blast watching you cook it up around the globe.
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…..along with everything else I do!
OK, let’s talk more about spaghetti squash, peanuts, coconut and life…
For a great number of us lower-carb, gluten-free eating is a way of life. There has been lots of buzz lately about the Paleo Diet and going grain free. Sure that can work if that is the path you choose. I have had all sorts of relationships with food and let me tell you: I am not one to go on and on about trends, buzz words and why you should eat this or that.
You need to decide what works best for your own lifestyle, accessibility, age, fitness levels, passions and health issues. On MarlaMeridith.com my mission is to make Healthy whole foods beautiful: One mindful bite at a time.
It is as simple as that.
I hope you like carrots. They are nice on these noodles…they are probably to be avoided by some diet or another, but not over here! Thankfully.
It is pretty obvious that food eaten with little fuss & in it’s purest state tastes better and is better for you. Much better than manufactured, overly processed “corporate” food.
These days we are blasted by info from folks with life-changing stories based on the way they eat. Many people feel intimidated that if they don’t follow precise rules they will fail. This is not true. Do what makes you feel your best and prosper. My best advice: play around & have fun with your food. If you have specific health concerns experiment some more & check with your doctor.
Do the best you can. When you can & how you can. Try not to stress. Enjoying brightly colored natural foods and make them look pretty. Like this…
I am not entirely gluten-free or grain free, but I am comfortable with “grain lite.” I see no need to say goodbye to my whole grain favorites that I indulge in each and every morning. With mindful portion sizes & exercise every day I can keep fit, trim and muscular while enjoying my whole grain favorites.
I will never say goodbye to my oatmeal, though I do not crave traditional pasta. My kids, on the other hand, can’t get enough pasta.
Whether or not you crave flour based pasta you will love the flavor of this traditional Asian dish made with spaghetti squash…
As long as I include many healthy fats I find that it is much easier to stick with mindful portion sizes. Cravings for other stuff subsides.
I like finding energizing ways to enjoy all the flavors we love. People often ask me if I miss traditional baked goodies with refined flours and sugar. My answer is always a confident NO. My baking style & ingredient list keeps me more than satisfied. We will get more into all this jazz another time….
All righty, how about we enjoy some Spaghetti Squash Noodles with Thai Peanut Sauce…
Don’t forget to top your bowl with extra nuts, toasted coconut, cilantro and Sriracha sauce or hot chili oil!
What is your favorite way to prepare spaghetti squash?
Spaghetti Squash Recipe Links:
- Southwestern Stuffed Spaghetti Squash Bev Cooks
- Spaghetti Squash for Father’s Day Blog Resipi
- Spaghetti Squash Pancakes with Feta & Oregano Citron et Vanille
- Spaghetti Squash with Mushrooms and Kale Apron Strings