Eating healthy sometimes can get a little dull or boring, so I’m trying out vegetables that I’ve never had and/or never attempted to cook. While I’m adventuring I’ll share with you how I did and what I thought. I know some of these many of you may already eat or cook but I know as I’ve shared with some of my co-workers there are still some that have not ventured to eat some of these dishes.
Spaghetti Squash – my new love and starch alternative.
I first heard about this on Disney Jr on That’s Fresh, of course!
Don’t be fooled by the name, it doesn’t taste like a typical squash. Also this nifty vegetable is available at Walmart! At my Walmart it was only $.99/lb compared to another local store for $1.69/lb. I suggest starting with a small one.
Cut the squash in half. Then scoop out the insides. It reminds you of a pumpkin. I rinse it out. Then rub down the inside with olive oil. Then sprinkle with salt. Place in a pre-heated oven at 350 for 25 minutes.
Once done, let it cool down some and then scrape out the insides with a fork. It comes out like spaghetti. I eat it as is and love it. There are many other recipes. Some even substitute it for spaghetti noodles.
There are many ways to cook this veggie but I used a recommended recipe from a friend.
Rinse the asparagus and cut off any white or hard ends. Then place it in foil with some water. Sprinkle with salt, pepper, garlic, lemon juice, and olive oil. Close foil and place in pre-heated oven at 350 for 20 minutes. Very tasty!
There you have 2 quick, easy, and tasty vegetable dishes.
Let me know how yours turned out. Also, if you have a recipe you’d like to share email it to me at [email protected] . Bon appetite!