Sunday, June 17, 2012


I told you I wouldn't be giving up all of my favorite foods... just trying to eat them differently. Lifestyle v. diet, remember? First up: spaghetti.

Any good Italian girl cannot, biologically, go more than about 30 days without something covered in marinara, so I was due for something spaghetti-esque. My tradeoff was to substitute the beef for turkey and swap the noodles for veggies, though apparently now they do make noodles that contain vegetables but come on. Go big or go home. I bought some ground turkey at the store last week, the zucchini was hand-picked from mom's boyfriend's garden and lovingly sent north, and after a quick spin through Pinterest, I had the recipe I was after.

I have to say, skinny spaghetti was pretty tasty! As much as I am cutting vegetables now, I'm gonna have to get a mandolin slicer (or at least one of those handheld julienne ones). That will help get the "noodles" just the right thickness in this particular dish.

I will definitely be making this recipe again. And yes, I even sprinkled it with a little bit of cheese. It was filling but I didn't have that "heavy" feeling you have after a plate full of pasta... you know, the one where you just want to take a nap?

Find the Skinny Spaghetti recipe here (forgive me, pureblooded Italian grandmother).

1 comment:

  1. Oh my goodness!! You have GOT to try spaghetti squash! It has been my pasta lifesaver on my diet post-baby and I've lost 55 pounds. Google it. A spaghetti squash, after being sliced in half and baked in the oven, turns into stringy squash that is very much like noodles. We've done spaghetti,alfredo, mac and cheese. You have to try it out!


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