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Low Carb Spaghetti Squash with Meat Sauce and Asparagus

There’s a time and place for low carb meals

There’s also a time a place for pasta. Today I am sharing a low carb dinner recipe for those days when you need a little less.

Everyone thrives on a different amount of carbohydrate! Find your ideal carb intake and your blood sugars will thank you. Need help with that? Click here.

Ingredients (makes 4 servings)

2 medium spaghetti squash

Short drizzle of oil

1 yellow onion, diced

1 jar marinara sauce

1 lb ground beef/turkey/chicken**

2 C shredded parmesan

1 lb asparagus

1 Tbsp olive oil

Dash of salt and pepper

(Add other spices if you wish)

How to make it

Cut squash in half and hollow out the seeds. Rub each half with a drizzle of olive oil and place cut side down in the oven at 425 for 45 mins. When it’s finished, take a fork and shred the flesh of the squash gently toward the center. This should very easily make noodle like shapes (if it’s difficult, it isn’t cooked fully).

Toss trimmed asparagus with a drizzle of oil and dash of salt and pepper (add your favorite spices if you choose). Sautee in a skillet for about 8 minutes until fork tender.

Brown the beef and diced onion; drain off extra fat. Add marinara sauce of your choosing until heated through.

Top each half of squash with 1/4 meat sauce, and 1/2 C shredded parmesan. Serve alongside asparagus.

Nutrition Note

**Did you know there’s actually not a significant difference in saturated fat between ground turkey and ground beef, and only a small difference in cholesterol? AND beef actually has higher iron? If you want the can eat the beef.

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