Spaghetti Squash Ft. Chicken Meatballs and a Vegetable Tomato Sauce (Gluten-Free)

Spaghetti Squash

 

Whooooo says spaghetti has to be unhealthy to be delicious? Spaghetti Squash is a great source of Beta Carotene which converts to Vitamin A within our body. Vitamin A maintains healthy vision and skin.

INGREDIENTS:
Noodles:
1 spaghetti squash
Directions: Preheat oven to 425. Poke squash multiple times with a fork. Put in the microwave for 3 minutes on high. Cut in half and remove seeds (like carving a pumpkin). Place on a baking sheet and put into the oven for ~30-35minutes until soft. Allow to cool for a minute and then using a fork, scrap the squash into “noodles”.

Chicken Meatballs
2 tbsp olive oil
1 lbs lean ground chicken
1/4 cup almond meal
2 tbsp egg whites
2 cloves garlic, crushed
1/4 cup red onion, chopped
1 tsp oregano
1/2 tsp ground pepper
Directions: In a skillet on medium-high heat, add 2 tbsp olive oil. Combine the rest of the ingredients in a large bowl and mix. Form into balls and place in the skillet. Cook for ~15 minutes until no pink throughout the meat balls. Remove meatballs from heat, place in a bowl. Set aside.

Tomato Sauce:
2 tbsp olive oil
3/4 cup chopped mushrooms
1 red onion, chopped
1 large red pepper, chopped
1 large can (796mL) crushed tomatos
2 tsp italian seasoning
1/2 tsp oregano
2 cloves garlic, crushed
1/2 tsp onion powder
1/4 tsp oregano
1/4 cup fresh basil, chopped
1/4 cup parmesan cheese (optional)
Ground sea salt and pepper to taste.
Directions:
1. In the same skillet that the meatballs were cooked in, add 2 tbsp olive oil.
2. Saute the chopped onions, mushrooms, and red pepper for ~10 minutes (with continuous mixing).
3. Emulsify the crushed tomatoes until smooth.
4. Add tomatos and the rest of the ingredients to the skillet.
5. Put on low-medium heat, add the meatballs back into the skillet.
5. Continue to mix, allow to simmer for another ~10 minutes.

Serve spaghetti squash topped with the tomato sauce mixture!! anddddd ENJOY!

Chicken Meatballs in a Spicy Tomato Sauce

Spicy Chicken Meatballs

Spicy Tomato Sauce:
1 can (796 mL) diced tomatoes
1/2 tbsp Frank’s Hot Sauce (you can add more to taste if you are daring)
1 tsp cumin
1 tsp garlic powder
1/2 tsp chili pepper flakes
1 tbsp honey
1 tbsp olive oil
1/2 tsp oregano
1/4 cup chopped red onion
1/4 tsp chili powder
A pinch of sea ground salt and pepperChicken Meatballs:
1 lb ground chicken
1 tbsp egg whites
1 tsp oregano
1/2 tsp garlic powder
1 tsp onion powder

Directions: Combine all ingredients in a bowl. Using an immersion blender, blend the mixture together and put into a clay-baker/oven-safe casserole dish. Add in the meatballs.

Chicken Meatballs:
1 lb ground chicken
2 tbsp brown rice flour
1 tsp oregano
1/2 tsp garlic powder
1 tsp onion powder

Directions:
1. In a large bowl, combine all ingredients.
2. Mix ingredients together. When fully mixed, form into balls.
3. Add balls into a preheated skillet greased with olive oil.
4. Cook on medium heat (rotating regularly) until edges are all golden brown.
5. Add meatballs to the sauce in a clay baker or covered casserole dish. Ensure they are fully covered to soak of the flavouring and sauce. Cook for ~1 hour in the oven at 350F.
6. Serve over a bed of cooked quinoa and top with sautéed red onions and red pepper.

Enjoy 🙂

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Lettuce Wrap “Tacos”

 

lettucewraps2I think we can agree that most of us enjoy a little mexican inspired fiesta once in awhile! Tonight I was craving something along the lines of tacos and came up with this healthier version!

What you will need:
450g lean ground chicken
1 head of lettuce — make sure it has large enough leaves to be used as wraps
2 tsp chili powder
1/2 yellow pepper, sliced
1/2 orange pepper, sliced
1/2 red pepper, sliced
1 tomato, minced
1 large onion (1/2 sliced for sautéing & 1/2 minced for salsa)
1/4 cup frozen corn
1 large avocado
2 tsp lime juice
2 garlic cloves, crushed
Pepper & salt
2 tbsp Olive Oil

Instructions:
1. Put 1 tbsp of olive oil in a skillet on medium-high heat.
2. Add in thawed ground chicken with 2 tsp of chili powder. Cook until done (no sign of pink through the chicken). Add a pinch of ground sea salt and pepper.
3. Remove chicken from the heat.
4. Add 1 tbsp olive to the skillet and sauté vegetables for ~8 minutes on med-high heat (yellow pepper, red pepper, orange pepper, 1/2 onion) and add 1 clove crushed garlic.
5. While these are sautéing prepare your ‘salsa’. Mince the onion, tomato, frozen corn, and avocado and combine in a bowl with 2 tsp lime juice and 1 clove of crushed garlic. Add a pinch of ground sea salt and pepper to taste.
6. Add the cooked ground chicken back into the skillet with the mixed vegetables and cook for another 3 minutes on low-medium heat.
7. FINITO!
8. Add your sautéed vegetables, salsa, and chicken to your lettuce wrap and enjoy 🙂
Lettuce wrap