Monday, October 21, 2019

LUNCHBOX IDEAS :: Protein Squash

This dish does not contain egg, dairy or gluten.

Happy Monday Everyone!  Hope your week is off to a good start.  We had a very productive weekend and had lots of fun too.  The kids had their first caramel apple on Sunday and we also went on a fun maize haze.  We are definitely in the Halloween spirit!

I made this dish last week and it was a big hit so I wanted to share it.  I had never tried spaghetti squash before but since we got one in our Misfits' Market box I had to figure out something to do with it. Spaghetti squash is a low carb alternative to pasta that is rich in vitamins and minerals and antioxidants so it's a healthy alternative worth trying.
Here's what you need to make this dish at home.  

4 servings
1 squash
1 can white beans
1/4 cup hemp seeds
1 tsp grated ginger
2 cloves of garlic
2 tablespoons agave 
olive oil and salt
Preheat the oven to 400 F.  Cut your squash in half and scoop out the seeds.  Season with salt and drizzle with olive oil.  Turn upside down over a baking sheet and poke holes on the outside.  Bake for about 30 minutes or until it's fork tender.  Remove from the oven and flip the squash over.  When it has cooled down, use a fork to scrape and fluff the strands.  Set aside.
Peel and slice two cloves of garlic.  Wash and cut the kale.  Rinse the white beans.  Set aside.  Saute with a little bit of oil until fragrant.  Add the kale and cook for a few minutes.  Add the white beans.  Mix gently.  Add ginger, agave and hemp seeds.  Mix well.  Lastly, add the spaghetti squash and mix well.  

Voila!  This dish was just delicious and so easy to make!  The biggest time commitment was preparing the squash.  It does require you to plan ahead if you don't have a large block of time available.

Love all the nutrition in this simple dish!  I might be tempted to cook with spaghetti squash again soon.

Enjoy this super easy and flavorful Protein Squash!  Take a photo and share on Instagram using #peoniesandalatte to show us your creations.

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