Healthy “Pasta”

by Emmy on June 8, 2013

Pasta is a “red light” food for me. A “red light food” is what we called foods we just couldn’t have around when I was in Weight Watchers. If I make spaghetti for dinner I will eat as much of it as I possibly can. I got to the point where I just couldn’t make it anymore which was disappointing for my oldest son because he loves it.

But then I found spaghetti squash and all was well in the world again. Spaghetti squash, if you don’t already know, is this awesome yellow squash that when cooked you can drag a fork down its insides and it pulls apart into what looks like spaghetti. It can be used in a lot of ways, but I top it just like I would spaghetti.

I’m always looking for new things to try though, and if you remember my post about my Mother’s Day present to myself, you’ll know I got a spiral slicer. I decided to use it to make zucchini into “pasta”.

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It’s a lightweight plastic, so you have to hold it down while turning, but I let my 12-year-old use it and he had no trouble.

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See, it makes awesome spirals! I put the spirals in a bowl with a little bit of water, and covered them with plastic wrap. Then I microwaved them for two minutes so they’d stay firm.

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So, there’s my spaghetti squash and zucchini pasta! I covered them with sauce and enjoyed the heck out of it. Not to mention that it’s a lot more filling for a lot longer!

Here’s the slicer that I have!

Paderno World Cuisine A4982799 Tri-Blade Plastic Spiral Vegetable

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