Meals for Prep: Spaghetti Squash, Chicken and Veg

Have you ever had spaghetti squash before? If not, you need to try it! Its a delicious and healthy alternative to pasta. The consistency is similar to rice noodles and it pairs well with anything you would cook with pasta.

I just started meal prepping at the beginning of the year and I have noticed that it makes a big difference in my eating patterns throughout the week. Not only do I save time, but I make healthy choices more consistently. I use my prepped meals as a quick “go-to” instead of stopping for take out or just snacking on random stuff until Im full. This week, my bf and I made a layered spaghetti squash. Its super easy and quite tasty. Here are the simple steps:

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Gut the spaghetti squash. Spread out on a baking dish. Bonus: you can save the seeds and roast them. They taste just like pumpkin seeds.

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Chop up a package of your favorite chicken or turkey meatballs, lightly sauté and spread it out. We also used the rest of a rotisserie chicken we had (about 1 cup of chicken).

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Sautee onions, mushrooms and cherry tomatoes (or any veggies of choice), layer veg over the chicken. 

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Layer on some parmesan cheese and fresh chopped dill. Bake at 375 degrees for 35 minutes, then broil for 5 minutes.

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Then nom nom nom!

This is a great GF meal. It fills me up so I feel satisfied and not overly stuffed. I have been pairing it with a simple side salad or half a roasted sweet potato.

 

How do you feel about spaghetti squash? What are some of your favorite meals to make for the week?

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