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{quick and easy} tarragon spaghetti squash

by jani on January 21, 2013

HB has been preparing spaghetti squash for me and our family for as long as I can remember. It’s a wonderful addition to any meal and is very high in nutrients and  low in calories.

According to Wikipedia, “The spaghetti squash (Cucurbita pepo) (also called vegetable spaghettinoodle squashspaghetti marrow, and squaghetti) is an oblong seed-bearing variety of winter squash. The fruit can range either from ivory to yellow or orange in color. The orange varieties have a higher carotene content. Its center contains many large seeds. Its flesh is bright yellow or orange. When raw, the flesh is solid and similar to other raw squash; when cooked, the flesh falls away from the fruit in ribbons or strands like spaghetti.”

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Ingredients:

Place two halves into baking dish add an inch of water, cover tightly (we use Glad Press’n Seal) Place in microwave and cook on high level for 18 minutes.

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While still hot, carefully scoop out the flesh of the squash into a mixing container, add butter or butter substitute and mix. Add seasonings to taste.

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This is such an easy and healthy side dish to prepare for your family. Our kids grew up on this and have never left their plates empty. It just has a rich,  wonderful taste and texture. Enjoy!

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healthy sundried tomato flatbread wrap

by jani on January 14, 2013

We absolutely love HB’s and my latest grocery find… Flatout Flatbread! Our favorite so far, is the light sundried tomato flatbread. Here’s a yummy, healthy lunch to add to your meal plan. There are only four ingredients (approximately 170 total calories per wrap with 10 grams of fiber) and it is so easy to fix. Total preparation time,  about 2 minutes. When I say easy and really tasty… I mean ridiculously easy and super tasty! There are so many possibilities with this delicious flatbread –  I’m looking forward to this new relationship!

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  • 1 piece sundried tomato Flat Out flatbread
  • 1 tsp light mayonaise
  • 1 cup fresh spinach
  • 1/4 cup fat free grated mozzarella cheese

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Spread mayo over surface of flatbread.

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Add spinach and sprinkle mozzarella cheese on top.

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Wrap it and microwave on high for one minute.

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I served mine with tomato slices and fresh mandarin slices. It feels so good to be eating healthy again!

This is so easy –  it tastes great and is good for you. What better way to start the new year off right? I like to call it “clean food”! I welcome your comments.

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