I think somewhere deep down inside I am actually a carboholic.
I handle it well- I have a lot of self control when it comes to food (and I swear I am not just saying that). Well, I have self control when it comes to my actions. When it comes to my thoughts- forget it. I definitely stare at the pasta and muffins and cakes on the menu and drool over them and think about how awesome it would be to enjoy them and not gain five hundred pounds. And then I order a salad.
Whenever there is an opportunity to enjoy something that presents itself as a healthier and cleaner version of those things, I jump on it like a spider monkey.
So spaghetti squash is my friend. Spaghetti squash makes me feel like I don’t have to miss out on all the tasty things I love, yet avoid like the plague.
I’m feeling super feisty today, so I could honestly keep rambling and making little jokes all day, but I’ll just get to the point.
I was seriously craving a spinach, bacon, and goat cheese pasta, so I had to come up with something to satisfy that craving. I have also been trying hard to eat more protein lately, so I knew it needed to not just be a bacon-y dish, but have chicken as well.
Spaghetti squash was the answer. I pretty much want to take every pasta dish I love and replace it with spaghetti squash and pretend it’s the real deal. And that’s exactly what I did with my favorite spinach, bacon, and goat cheese pasta. I replaced the noodles with the squash, added chicken as the primary source of protein, and used honey goat cheese to add a sweetness to the dish.
The result was Ah. MAZE. Ing.
I always forget that great flavor can come from super simple things, but guys, this one hit the spot.
And I didn’t even pretend the squash was noodles because it was just that good.