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Friday, January 14, 2011

YUMMY Spaghetti Make Over

One thing I absolutely love to do is cook and play with food! You know, healthy food doesn't just always equal cold salads and high fiber... : ) Not that there's anything wrong with salads--in the right hands anyways--but that's another post, another day... : D

But anyways, the other night I had a serious hankin' for something warm and cozy to eat... Soup? No... I don't want soup. Then what else? "Comforting foods" tend to be... well, carbolicious and calorific to say the least! So what did I come up with? Oh--you're gonna love this...

So here's what you're gonna need:

Onion, optional
Mushrooms, optional
Your fave, HEALTHY, spaghetti sauce
Olive Oil
Parmesan Cheese

Step 1.

Beginning Note: I love pasta. But what girl doesn't? : ) Anyways--being on a GF diet (Gluten Free) changes what you think about pasta. There are lots of versions of GF pasta--all still yummy. So, give them a try! But, I was going for something a lot lighter and less calorie laden... Now, back to recipe...

Decide how to cut your squash and zucchini. Think--how do I like my pasta?

Here's a few options to choose from:

This is my personal favorite... Julienned, nice, long, and thin. Even looks like spaghetti noodles--yeah?

Step 2:

Sautee your chosen veggies.

I chose squash, zucchini, onions, and mushrooms. (I've also done this with just squash and zucchini, too. Still extremely good. Maybe next time I'll add some julienned carrots? We'll see...)

Sautee in some olive oil and salt--Just enough to get it to the right texture for you. I like mine with some bite to it--which also makes the sauté time minimal.

Step 3.

Add your HEALTHY sauce.

This can be done in the same skillet as your veggies, to save time and dishes. Or separately, so one can choose the amount of sauce they prefer.

Side note about sauces: PLEASE READ THE INGREDIENTS! They can be full of all sorts of not healthy things! My personal fave sauce is Earth Fare Organic Portabella Mushroom Pasta Sauce. Soooooooooooooooooooooooooo good--very healthy. Love!

Step 4.


Come on, now. That looks extremely delicious! You know it! ; )

Top with parmesan cheese. Enjoy.

Now, salivate all you want--then go get the ingredients to try this dish out!

Calories in 1 c. cooked yellow squash: 36
Calories in 1 c. cooked zucchini: 38
Calories in 1/2 c. of Earth Fare Sauce: 60
Calories in 1 Tbs. of Parmesan: 22
Calories in 1 Tbs. of Olive Oil: 120

And if you eat it all: 276 total.

Quick, easy, and so healthy!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! : D Yeah!!!!!!!!!



  1. Just thought I'd also add that Scott and Little Red loved this dish! Try it out--serve it to your family! ; )


  2. LOVE this post! What a great idea - looking forward to trying this one out myself. Thanks for sharing!

  3. This looks great! We will be trying it soon.