Thursday, September 8, 2016

Taco Stuffed Spaghetti Squash

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Fall is here.  So much squash.  We have been given large amounts of squash several times in the past few weeks and we're up to our ears in squash.  Fortunately my kids eat spaghetti & meatballs with spaghetti squash (not always, but we made it work the other night).  

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Ingredients: 

2 small/medium spaghetti squash, halved and seeded
1 lb ground turkey
1 cup fresh salsa of your choice
1 cup black beans 
1 large green pepper, diced 
2 tsp chili powder
1 tsp cumin 
1 tsp garlic powder
1 tbsp chopped fresh cilantro 
Sea salt and black pepper to taste
1/4 c low fat shredded cheese 

Directions: 

For the squash:
Halve and remove seeds.  Drizzle with olive oil and season with sea salt and black pepper.  Place face down in a baking pan and bake at 375* for 35-45 minutes until you can puncture it easily with a fork. Remove squash from oven and let cool for 10 minutes.  Shred inside with a fork to make "spaghetti".

For the turkey: 

Brown turkey in a large skillet.  Add diced green pepper, seasonings, black beans, and salsa.  Sautee for another 5 minutes.

Remove "spaghetti" from squash and combine with turkey mixture.  Place back into squash and top with shredded cheese.  Bake again at 350* for 10-15 minutes until cheese begins to bubble.

Enjoy!

For 21 Day Fix Containers: 

1 Medium Stuffed Squash =
2 green
1 red
1/4 yellow
1/4 purple
1 blue 

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