June 18, 2014
Healthy Spaghetti and Meatball Alternative
Craving pasta? Who doesn't love a plate of pasta with home made sauce and meatballs? Talk about your perfect comfort food! Mike and I are Italian and grew up eating pasta, so there is no doubt that we will crave it from time to time. Instead of loading up on starchy carbs and feeling the bloat after eating your pasta noodles, try this healthy, gluten free, low carb recipe to satisfy your pasta craving! Spaghetti Squash 1 spaghetti squash cut in half Place your squash face down on your pan (lined with parchment paper) and bake for 40 min at 400, then turn over to have your squash face up and bake for another 5 mins And your spaghetti squash is done!!! It's that easy!! Just fork out onto your plate, season with salt and pepper (I always use Himalayan pink salt) and add your favourite sauce. In this video my mom and niece came down to visit and made turkey meat balls and I made a simple tomato sauce. (neither following a recipe) Turkey meatballs
- Preheat the oven to 350 degrees F (175 degrees C).
- In a medium bowl, using your hands, mix together 1 pkg X-lean (free-from) ground turkey, 1 egg, 2 small shallots (or 1 large - sometimes they're huge), 3 cloves of garlic and 1/3 cup gluten free Italian seasoned bread crumbs - If you can't find gluten free breadcrumbs, I use gluten free croutons and crush them up myself OR try using cooked quinoa (in place of bread crumbs, and add Italian seasoning). Form the meat into golf ball sized meatballs. Place about 1 inch apart in a hot baking dish. Press down to flatten the bottom just slightly.
- Bake for 15-20 minutes in the preheated oven, then turn them over, and continue baking for about 5 more minutes, or until somewhat crispy on the outside. Serve with spaghetti squash and sauce or however you'd like