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!
(Spaghetti squash is yellow, but I couldn't find a picture of it! You get the idea!)