SOUTHWESTERN SPAGHETTI SQUASH
1 1/2 cups spaghetti squash (1.5 C)
1/8 cup black beans (0.5C)
1/4 cup salsa (0.5C)
1/2 cup onion (0.5C)
lean ground beef (also ground turkey or chicken)
1 tsp peanut oil (adjust this depending on the fat content of your meat)
Heat oil in saute pan. Saute onion and the ground meat, then add the spaghetti squash. Saute for about a minute, then add the beans and salsa, simmer until cooked through.
Optional, if you want to use the spaghetti squash as a "spaghetti base", then don't add to the saute pan... just add the rest of the ingredients to the saute pan and then top the spaghetti squash with the meat mixture.
I also like to season my spaghetti squash if I eat it like spaghetti, so sometimes I will use a southwest seasoning blend for a recipe like this.
In addition, if you want additional veggies, you could cut back on the squash to 1 cup (1 carb block) and then add some green/red peppers to the mixture.