One of my favorite foods is pasta, but pasta isn’t really all that healthy so I was pretty excited to discover that there is a pre made Quinoa Spaghetti made from quinoa flour and corn flour which tastes just as good as traditional pasta. Yay! Oh, and did I mention that it is totally gluten free?
Of course, I like to have a heaping bowl of it, so I decided to pair it up with spaghetti squash so I could add some volume as well as nutrients and fiber to the dish. They go together perfectly and it lets me load up a big old pasta plate without going over my calories (or weight watchers points).
I found the cutest little spaghetti squash at the grocery store – usually they are these big old things, but this one was only about 7″ long so it didn’t take nearly as long to cook as the big ones.
Sometimes instead of a marinara sauce, I love to have a simple sauce of garlic and butter (I substitute olive oil for some of the butter to make it healthier) with parmesan cheese on top and this sauce goes perfectly with this squash, quinoa pasta combination.
I added in some fresh chopped basil and oregano for some added health -both these herbs aid in digestion and are loaded with antioxidants and vitamins. Basil also has powerful anti-bacterial and anti-inflammatory properties. Spaghetti squash has lots of vitamin A as well as Omega 3 and Omega 6 fatty acids and adds some fiber to the dish.
Quinoa Spaghetti with Spaghetti Squash Recipe
This recipe has 6 weight watchers points (new point system), 30.5 g carbs and 4.2g protein per serving.