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Spaghetti Fake-Out


Tuesday, February 11, 2014

I try to avoid flour and sugar as much as I can, which is the eating plan I've been following for over two years. Now that I am on maintenance, though, I will have it once in a while. I have noticed that my weight is starting to creep up a bit (I was actually just outside my maintenance "happy range" today but I'm waiting for Friday to update my ticker!) so I'm reining myself in again, going back to what I know works with a bit more of a vengeance until I get back to the bottom of my five pound range (or at least the middle!) Anyway, tonight my husband was away, so it was just me and my daughter, who has spaghetti instead of veins running through her body. I made her spaghetti like a good Mommy, but I made myself "fake spaghetti" like a good Sparkperson (as my husband lovingly refers to me!) I cut a spaghetti squash down the middle, spritz olive oil on it and add salt and pepper, then place it cut side down in a 350 degree oven. It cooks for about 35-40 minutes, until tender. Then I shred it with a fork and plop it on my plate. I also cook the meatballs in the oven at the same time. Voila! A vehicle for the best parts of a pasta dinner: no sugar spaghetti sauce (Classico tomato and basil, or I make it myself) and grated cheese. It really is a pretty good fake-out, and you also get at least two, possibly more, servings of veggies in there.
Have a great night, spark peeps! emoticon (Spaghetti squash is yellow, but I couldn't find a picture of it! You get the idea!)
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CUTENHEALTHY 2/14/2014 8:21PM

    Thank you for the sharing how you make your "spaghetti fake out". I'm going to make it for myself now too separately for when my husband wants his pasta. Well, it is called "spaghetti squash" right?!? Thanks for letting me know that Classico is sugar free. That's the brand we have always bought:) Yay! Best of luck with getting back into your happy range. I know you will do it!

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CHANCETARYN 2/11/2014 8:14PM

    Thanks for sharing this. I've never tried spaghetti squash, but I'm going to pick some up tomorrow and try this. Thanks again!

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HOLLYM48 2/11/2014 5:40PM

    I love spaghetti squash and make a dish similar to this and I love it! It is so much better than pasta in flavor and calories!
You sound like you have a great plan in place and it could be your scale is just off too.
Maintenance really is as much work as losing isn't it!
Thanks for stopping by my page the other day, I did look that book up on my nook but it looks like there are several by Anne Voscamp, which one do you recommend?
Also, in answer to your question about whether I work weekends, I am the supervisor of the dept so they don't pay me overtime, so I don't work weekends for the most part, on occasion if I have a special project going on I might, but I am lucky enough not to have to take call since my techs are union and I am not.
Have a great evening!

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