Spaghetti Squash Bake

spaghetti squash bake

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spaghetti squash

Spaghetti Squash Bake

Ingredients

1 spaghetti squash
2 teaspoons olive oil
1/4 teaspoon ground black 
pepper
1 pound ground beef
1 1/2 teaspoons crushed red pepper
3 cloves garlic, minced
8 ounces white mushrooms, diced
1 chopped green pepper
1 (24-ounce) jar pasta sauce
1 1/2 cups cottage cheese
1/3 cup shredded 
Parmesan cheese
Directions

Preheat the oven to 400°F.

Halve the squash, scrape out and discard the seeds. Brush the inside of the squash with olive oil, and sprinkle with salt and  black pepper. Place the squash on a baking sheet face down. Roast 
for 35 minutes or until soft. Remove from the oven, and scrape out the insides.

Reduce oven temperature 
to 350°F.

While baking your spaghetti squash in a  large skillet on medium-high, sauté the beef,  crushed red pepper and black pepper for 8 minutes. Add garlic, green peppers and onions if desired, and sauté for 2–3 minutes. Add the mushrooms, and sauté for 5–7 minutes. Finally add the pasta sauce, cottage cheese and reserved spaghetti squash; stir until well-mixed.

Transfer mixture to an 11-by-7-inch baking dish; top with Parmesan. Cover casserole loosely with foil. Bake for 20 minutes, removing the foil after 15 minutes. 
Remove from 
oven, and let cool for 
5 minutes before serving.

Meal prepping

After all of those Super Bowl snacks on Sunday, it is time to get serious about meal prepping for the week and working out. Somehow one bad day makes it hard to get back on the clean eating bandwagon. Although we did have an amazing time watching the game, witnessing Peyton Manning’s victory and snacking on everything in sight.  Homemade pizza rolls, wings and dips galore but now it’s time to get back on track to start the work week off right.

 { Bananas, Apples, Lemons and Protein Balls }

{ Lunches for the week- Spinach, Hard boiled egg, quinoa, carrots, peppers, avocado}

{ Spaghetti Sqaush}

{ Burrito Bowls- Chicken, peppers, black bean, cilantro, onion, corn & taco seasoning }