I am a volume eater. It’s part of my food issues. So, when I am counting my calories, I am often looking for food I can eat a lot of for not a lot of calories. Unfortunately, most of the food that falls in that category is stuff like spinach, kale, lettuce, onions, and broccoli.
Don’t get me wrong, I love all of these food. Well, I *like* most of these foods. But, they aren’t exactly foods that I want to eat more than a serving.
Enter my new best friend, spaghetti squash.
Now, I’ve known about spaghetti squash for a long time, and have had bad experiences with it until the last two times I’ve eaten it. One of those times was tonight.
I had my parents over for spaghetti, with marinara and sun dried tomato sweet italian chicken sausage.
I cut the spaghetti squash in half, and put it face down on a cookie sheet that had a thin layer of water in it, and cooked it at 375 for about 45 minutes.
It was PERFECT. (Not like my butternut squash fail from the other day.)
I combined that with whole wheat spaghetti and topped it with two jars of spaghetti sauce and chicken sausage that had been simmering for about an hour with a clove of fresh garlic-minced, some random italian seasonings, and my favorite pizza/pasta sweet, a bit of sugar, and hot seasoning, and a dollop of goat cheese on top.
Here’s my favorite seasoning for pizza and spaghetti that I was talking about:
It was delicious, and so low in calories, because a cup of spaghetti squash is 40 calories, and 1/2 cup of the sauce I used was 60 calories. The chicken sausage was Meijer brand, and it was 110 calories for one of them! So, I was excited to be able to add the goat cheese. It takes marinara to the next level.
It looked nice, too, but I stuffed it in my face too fast. I didn’t get to take a picture.
We also had some delicious Coppola Cabernet that my brother had bought me for my birthday. I was in the mood for a glass of wine. And, I knew my dad would participate.
So, for tonight, spaghetti squash is my new best friend.
I will have to try it with different toppings and sauces.
The good thing about a low calorie a day is that I can end it with a York Peppermint Patty ice cream bar.
My husband is working 1-10 at home in our “office” room. I put “office” in quotes because a more accurate name would be, “the room that has our computer and everything else that doesn’t have a place especially when we are having people over to our house.”
I am glad today is Thursday, because that means only TWO sleeps until MADONNA!!!!
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