Cheesy Avocado and Kale Spaghetti Squash

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Low carb and low calorie. You can't go wrong with this nutrient packed Spaghetti Squash. It turned out so good and it was so simple, I think you'll love it too!

Low carb and low calorie, you can’t go wrong with this nutrient packed Spaghetti Squash. It turned out so good and it was so simple, I think you’ll love it too!

So excited we have a new Fresh Thyme store in town, so of course we had to check it out. Wow it was an experience. There is so many healthy choices there, we were just amazed. I had no idea that there is even stations for making your own cashew butter or whatever other kind of nut butter you can think of.

There is at least two full aisles of bulk items, wild rice or coconut flour; whatever your little heart desires I think you can find there.  A Paradise for anyone with food allergies! The veggies look so fresh and they’re all displayed so beautifully.  It’s really eye candy for any foodie.

Had a hard time deciding where to start, but the price of these spaghetti squash was too good to pass up. I didn’t even pick up the biggest one. This spaghetti squash one was small compared to the others, but I was thinking of one for a side dish for two. Something a little different from the normal. There’s not much flavor in spaghetti squash so it can take on whatever flavors you are in the mood for. So why not just keep it healthy? It’s already good for you by itself. So we just powered up the nutrients by adding some blanched kale, a little avocado, and a bit of freshly shaved or grated Parmesan Reggiano cheese. Low carb and low calorie you can’t go wrong with this nutrient packed spaghetti squash! It turned out so good and it was so simple, I think you’ll love it too!

Don’t get me wrong we eat a fair amount of pasta around our house too, like this Chicken with Herb Roasted Tomatoes Over Ravioli. But we try to have a balance through the week. Eat some super healthy meals, that way we can splurge sometimes, right?

Low carb and low calorie. You can't go wrong with this nutrient packed Spaghetti Squash. It turned out so good and it was so simple, I think you'll love it too!

 

Cheesy Avocado and Kale Spaghetti Squash

Cheesy Avocado and Kale Spaghetti Squash

Ingredients

  • 1 Medium Spaghetti Squash
  • 2 tablespoons olive oil
  • 2 ounces Parmesan Reggiano cheese (shaved or grated)
  • 1 tablespoon granulated garlic
  • 1 avocado, smashed
  • 3 leaves of kale (torn & blanched)
  • salt and pepper to taste

Instructions

  1. Preheat oven to 400 degrees. Cut the squash from stem to end and remove all the seeds and loose stringy bits from the center. Rub all the flesh with olive oil and season with salt, pepper and garlic.
  2. Place flesh side down on parchment paper lined sheet pan and roast until tender, 45-50 minutes. Use a fork to scrape out “spaghetti.”
  3. While that's roasting bring a pot of water to a boil to blanch the kale, just put it in boiling water until it shines. Remove and submerge in ice cold water.
  4. If you have a wedge of fresh Parmesan Reggiano cheese, shave with a potato peeler or use grated Parmesan.
  5. Top each side with a couple tablespoons of smashed avocado, add a little more grated Parmesan. Enjoy!
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Low carb and low calorie. You can't go wrong with this nutrient packed Spaghetti Squash. It turned out so good and it was so simple, I think you'll love it too!

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