While menu planning for a client who follows the Paleo diet last week, I felt the need to give him something that would satisfy that oh-so-common carb craving. I don't know anyone who doesn't like pasta so I turned to its veggie namesake, the spaghetti squash. It's simple to prepare, much more fulfilling than waiting for a pot of water to boil, and definitely satisfies my craving. I won't lie, you're not going to fool anyone into thinking it's spaghetti, but it's a low-carb, low-cal, nutrient dense substitute. I enjoy mine with pesto. See below for how to create a healthy canvas for your favorite sauce:
Leftovers will keep in the refrigerator for 3-4 days.
JENNIFER SWEENIE, NTP
Nutritional Therapy Practitioner & Chef