Adventures in Healthier Eating with 2 Kids and a Picky Husband

Simple Spaghetti Squash – Video Post

4 WWPP Posted by 8 years ago 17 Comments

You can whip up this simple dish with leftover spaghetti squash. It’s fast easy and VERY tasty (if I don’t say so myself)!

I have to confess this video isn’t my favorite. First of all, no toddler, he was napping. Plus I mess up a bit, run out of things to tell you and misspell “delicious” (it’s really time consuming to fix so I’m leaving it in there) and the husband distracts me in the end. However, even with all that, I really wanted to post one for this week and I REALLY wanted to share this recipe with you.

Need help cooking the Spaghetti Squash? Click here to see my demonstration!

Simple spaghetti squash

  • 2 tsp olive oil
  • 6 cloves of garlic minced
  • 1 large tomato cut into chunks (or 2 plum tomatoes)
  • About 4 cups baby spinach leaves
  • About 2 cups cooked spaghetti squash
  • Salt & Pepper
  • Parsley for garnish (optional – just makes it even prettier!)

In a large skillet, heat the oil over medium heat. Add the garlic and cook until just turning brown.

Add the tomato. Sprinkle with a bit of salt. Top with the spinach leaves and cover for about 2 minutes. The spinach will cook and reduce down.

Uncover. Break up the spinach with a wooden spoon. It will start to clump together once cooked.

Add the spaghetti squash a little at a time and stir in. Sprinkle with salt and pepper.

Serve!

Approx Nutritional Information per serving
Servings Amt per Serving
2 1/2 of the recipe
Calories Fat Fiber WWPs
131 5g 7g old: 2 new: 4
Sugar Sat Fat Carbs Protein
6g 1g 23g 5g

See other recipes using: baby spinach, garlic, spaghetti squash, tomato


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    Bonnie

    February 2, 2008

    Don't worry, Roni.....no matter how many distractions you have, or how many times you can't think of something to say, we all LOVE your videos. You're just so cute, and fun and interesting, it doesn't matter. And you're so great at coming up with new recipes, and we all appreciate that! Thank you, again! Bonnie Reply

    Julie Cooper

    February 2, 2008

    Another Fabulous Video. I just love watching your videos. It is so encouraging, as we can see that you are a 'real' person. Silly as that may sound, sometimes it is hard to relate to the TV personalities who try and cook healthy. I have a few quick questions about this recipe: Have you ever substituted canned tomatoes for the fresh? Have you ever added a lean protein such as shrimp? What brand of freezer containers do you find are the best? The reason I ask is because I am going to cook up some healthy meals for my brown bag lunches and will need to utilize the freezer. My hubby and children all gag at my healthy recipes, so I end up cooking a normal meal at supper and trying to lighten it up as much as possible for myself. However, I have complete control over my breakfast and lunch, so I tend to eat my healthiest meals during those times. At any rate....those are my questions. Congrats on the free weights. I am a huge fan of the free weights! Plus, the 'muscle heads' in the gym are usually way more friendly that they appear. Check out our weight loss blog if you have a chance: http://8fabulessladies.blogspot.com/ Thanks again for your inspiration!!! Jewely in Kansas Reply

    Dev

    February 2, 2008

    I love spaghetti squash. I make mine pretty similar to this, except I used canned petite diced tomatoes ~ I should try it with the fresh tomatoes because I'm really trying to watch my salt intake. Reply

    Girl on a mission...

    February 2, 2008

    Roni, I only discovered Spaghetti squash last week! And now you`re cooking with it- wicked! Would you eat this by itself or would you cook chicken, beef ,etc... I`m addicted to this Green Lite Bytes blog! I can`t wait for your ideas for the Superbowl! My spouse is a die-hard football fan and unfortunately he`ll be going out to a bar for munchies and drinks, but, I can still prep something before the game and his exit to testosterone land! Hahaha! How do you cook your squash..do you boil, bake or microwave. (my question make key isn`t working!) I cooked it in the oven for an hour and then cut it open and laid it back in the oven for 5 minutes with the guts chopped out. I`m still on track. I find myself browsing back to your site and Amanda`s as well for inspiration. I want those after pictures! Cheers! Reply

    Kathy

    February 2, 2008

    This is my favorite kind of meal...all the flavors blending together...and, OH! There's the spinach leaves!!! Reply

    Lorraine

    February 3, 2008

    I bought everything and I'm gonna add shrimp too and make it tommorow. Thankyou Roni for taking the time to educate us to new healthy ways. Reply

    Jessica

    February 5, 2008

    I'm making spaghetti squash tonight! I L-O-V-E spaghetti squash! Reply

    Kristi

    February 5, 2008

    I made this last night and it was SUPER delicious! And I'm serious, I never would have attempted it (or probably known about it, lol) without your website and awesome videos! Thank you so much for all you do for us and this community! You are a HUGE help!! Reply

    TrishT

    February 6, 2008

    Roni, I tried this last night! Twenty something, has set the toaster on fire, multi-tasker APPROVED! Thanks. Reply

    Amber

    February 13, 2008

    This is great! I just made it tonight, and I love how the squash soaks up the flavor of the tomatoes and spinach. I actually used no-sodium stewed canned tomatoes for this, as I was out of fresh tomatoes, and it was great! I topped mine with a little parmesean, too, and it's so good! Reply

    RJHufford

    February 27, 2008

    I fixed this last night and it was really good! My husband commented several times on how much he liked it. This is the first time either of us have tasted spaghetti squash. It's A Hit!! :-) Ruthie Reply

    Brandy A.

    August 17, 2008

    This recipe looks great! I might suggest a small addition of pine nuts. The crunch might blend well with the other textures. :) Reply

    Speechpeach2

    December 17, 2008

    I bought spag squash yesterday and needed a quick meal. I'm on weight watchers, just gave birth 4 month ago to a little boy. I needed a quick meal and this was absolutely delicious!!!! Thank you soooo much. Loved the video. Reply

    Debbie

    March 8, 2012

    I found this idea tonight and tried it. I used diced canned tomatoes, and frozen Dorot garlic cubes. Fresh spinach. I put sauce on top of spaghetti squash rather than mixing in. I also simmered chicken sausage links in the sauce to heat them & served with the meal. It was yummy! Thanks! Reply