The following is one of my favorite recipes to make if I am trying to cut weight as it is filling and nutritious, but does not have a huge amount of gut-busting Calories.  Plus, it is super easy to make!  ENJOY!

Spaghetti Squash with Sausage and Greens

What you will need

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  • 2-3 lbs spaghetti squash
  • 1 large yellow onion, diced
  • 2 cups of dark leafy greens (spinach and kale are my favorites)
  • 2-3 cloves of garlic, minced
  • 1-2 lbs of sausage (your pick here, I used chicken for this go round), taken out of their casing
  • 2 tbsp of olive oil (in last years water bottle, of course!)
  • Salt and pepper to taste

 

Prepare the spaghetti squash

  • CAREFULLY cut the top off of the squash
  • CAREFULLY cut the squash in half
  • Scoop out the insides and remove the seeds
  • Place the cut and scooped halves upside down on an oiled baking sheet and place in a 375 degree pre-heated oven for 40 minutes

 

Get the other fixings ready

  • As the spaghetti squash is cooking…
  • Place the diced onion and minced garlic in a medium-high preheated pan with 2 tbsp olive oil and let cook until the onions have some color to them
  • Take the sausage out of their casing and crumble them into the pan, heat until cooked through
  • Add your greens and let it steam on top until cooked
  • Stir it all together, add salt and pepper to taste, and voila you have your flavor for the dish

 

Turn the squash into “spaghetti” and mix everything together

  • Remove the squash from the oven, let cool for a little bit, and pick it up with an oven mitt
  • Scrape the inside of the squash with a fork
  • Place the “spaghetti” in a large bowl
  • Add the other fixings and stir well
  • ENJOY!

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About the Author Shayne Gaffney

Shayne holds a bachelors degree in biology, is a USA Cycling Level 2 Certified Coach, USA Olympic Committee Safe Sport Certified, and a Category 3 road and cyclocross racer. He is the owner of GC Coaching and the creator and director of P2 Cycling. He can be contacted directly via info@gaffneycyclingcoaching.com

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