So I just learned an important lesson! Don’t simultaneously update your WordPress page on your laptop and on your iPad. Why? Grrr!!! I finished my original post on my laptop. Then I went to my iPad to upload pictures because my laptop is acting weird and shuts down when I load images on safari. Anyway, the saved version on my iPad WAS NOT complete— I saved the wrong version and now I have to start over. Grrr!! Not Happy!
Okay– now I’m trying to move my emotions from disgusted and annoyed to excitement about dinner again. Br….eeeee..aaaaathhhh….
I was excited because I found another nutritious and tasty recipe on Pinterest. The past few months I have pinned a few delicious and interesting recipes on my “healthy eating” board. Who needs cookbooks anymore when you can use your cell phone to find recipes right in the store aisle, buy the ingredients, take them home, and whip together a healthy meal.
Thanks to The Pioneer Woman on Pinterest, tonight I stuffed my face with Roasted Spaghetti Squash with Kale! Why didn’t someone tell me about spaghetti squash? I feel like I’ve been missing out in life. Geez! The dish was da bomb! Like I was sucking the juice from the kale from the bottom of the bowl. B’Dazzle came down stairs, spotted me and asked, “Is it good?” I felt kinda silly doing exactly what I tell him not to do– put the bowl to the mouth and soup the remains out. Haa! Haa!! Oh well, mom has her weak moments too.
I ate my spaghetti squash with boneless skinless chicken breast. Tomorrow when I eat the leftovers, I’m going to toss in some steamed jumbo spicy shrimp. The texture of the spaghetti squash is like thin spaghetti. The flavor is mild so you can have fun with the dish and add all kinds of flavorful food items. Mmm…
Six months from now, I will be confidently strutting across a stage in a blinged out two-piece, displaying my months of hard work and sacrifice. Meanwhile, I am trying to keep my meals interesting. Or course I had to check out the nutritional facts. Wikipedia reports the following:
The spaghetti squash is an oblong seed-bearing variety of winter squash. The fruit can range either from ivory to yellow or orange in color. The orange varieties have a higher carotene content. Its center contains many large seeds.
Nutrition FactsSpaghetti squashSpaghetti squashAmount Per 100 grams1 cup, cubes (101 g)1 cup, cubes (101 g)
% Daily Value*
Total Fat 0.6 g 0% Saturated fat 0.1 g 0% Polyunsaturated fat 0.2 g Monounsaturated fat 0 g Cholesterol 0 mg 0% Sodium 17 mg 0% Potassium 109 mg 3% Total Carbohydrate 7 g 2% Dietary fiber 1.5 g 6% Sugar 2.8 g Protein 0.6 g 1% Vitamin A 2% Vitamin C 3% Calcium 2% Iron 1% Vitamin D 0% Vitamin B-6 5% Vitamin B-12 0% Magnesium 3% *Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet. Your daily values may be higher or lower depending on your calorie needs.
If you’re looking to add a new dish to your meal cycle, give this a try; you cannot go wrong with this. I enjoyed it and would like to know what you think about it.