Paleo Spaghetti

This recipe was super simple!  I’ve never had spaghetti squash before, but it was surprisingly easy to make and quite tasty.  In just 1 cup of spaghetti squash you get ZERO fat, 42 calories, 10 grams of carbohydrates, 1 gram of protein, 3% of the daily recommended requirements of Vitamin A, Calcium, and Iron, 8% of the daily recommended requirements for vitamin B6, and 9% of your daily vitamin C requirement.  This recipe is a home run!  Enjoy!

Makes 4 generous servings

Ingredients
2 small to medium sized spaghetti squash
1 lb 97% lean ground sirloin (bison, lamb, beef all work as well)
3 bell peppers, chopped (red, yellow, orange)
1 medium onion, chopped
2 cloves garlic, minced
1 tbs extra virgin olive oil
1 1/2 jars Marinara sauce no sugar added *
Sea Salt, pepper, & Italian seasoning to taste

Directions
1. Preheat oven to 350 degrees.

2. Slice squash in half, lengthwise.  Scoop out seeds.  Roast squash on a baking pan for 45-50 minutes.

3. Meanwhile, in a large sauce pan saute oil, garlic, onions, and bell peppers until onions are just about translucent (roughly 8-10 minutes).  Add ground sirloin, cooking until meat is no longer pink.  Be sure to break up all the meat.

4. Add marinara sauce and seasonings, let simmer on low until you are ready to serve.

5. Take squash out of the oven.  Using a fork, scoop out the insides.  You’ll notice they come out in strings that look like spaghetti.  Sprinkle with salt and top with your sauce.  Enjoy!

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About Food4Thought

I am no fitness expert. I am simply someone who has found joy in fitness and nutrition. I am a certified group fitness instructor. I’ve been teaching at the local health club for about 3 years now. While Zumba was my first love, I have since added Total Conditioning, Bodyworks plus Abs, and Core to my repertoire of classes. I work with a personal trainer to help me reach my fitness goals that I cannot obtain through group fitness alone. This year I ran my first 5K and plan to run my first 10K in March. To further my knowledge in the fitness realm, I have begun reading Strong Women Stay Slim, New Rules for Lifting Abs, and The Body Sculpting Bible for Women. On my list to read next is Wheat Belly. I am always looking for new ways to further my education and knowledge to better serve the members that take my group fitness classes. Lately, I have started tinkering with recipes, buying healthy cookbooks, and finding easy, tasty, and healthy foods to make. Like I mentioned earlier, I am by no means an expert, but the things I share with you have helped me tremendously with my fitness journey. It is my hope that with these easy tips and recipes, that you too can make these tiny steps and see big positive changes in your life.

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