Monday, February 18, 2013

and then there was Spaghetti Squash....

Hello my loyal readers! How is everyone doing on this monday? ehhh It's one likes mondays. But I do! I think because I get so excited for Biggest Loser to come on and it just gets me motivated for the week! If you haven't watched tune in to NBC on Monday nights 7-9pm (central time) !! Plus follow me on twitter because I love to live tweet during it and actually have been tweeted or re-tweeted by the contestants on this season and the specialist. (ALL I really want is for Julian Michaels to take me through a workout. Can you imagine? She's a tough cookie)

Anyways.... I posted this super yummy dish on my instagram because I was inspired by a fellow instagramer (someone who instagrams) Skinny Time  who posted a picture of spaghetti squash and spinach. I have been dying to try the spaghetti squash for some time now and after researching how to make it, it didn't seem too difficult. It is a nice refreshing substitute from pasta and I am the biggest pasta lover so take my word on it!

So here is my first creation with spaghetti squash....

Spaghetti Squash w/Spinach and Parmesan Cheese

WW+= 3 Points
Serving: 5 
Fat: 6g, Carbs 10g, Fiber 3.1g, Protein 6.4g

-1 Spaghetti Squash
-1 packet of frozen spinach (thawed out)
-1 tbsp of olive oil
-1 tbsp of minced garlic
-1/2 cup of parmesan cheese (shredded)


1. Preheat oven to 350 
2. Cut squash in half then peel out the seeds (just like getting ready to carve a pumpkin)

3. Place both slices of squash on a baking dish and sprinkle a little salt and pepper 
4. Bake in over for about an hour or so until very tender

5. Let it cool off for a minute or two then gently fork out the squash and place in a bowl and set to the side. Should look like this.

6. Then in a skillet put the olive oil and garlic. After a minute add in the spinach and saute that for about 5 minutes (not too long or the spinach will dry out) 

7. After the spinach is ready add in the spaghetti squash and put in about 1/3 of the parmesan cheese and mix it all together (be careful when stirring because it could get mushy)
8. Then garnish the dish with your leftover cheese and there you have it! Super easy and yummy! 

Hope you guys like this dish! Try it out and post your creations on instagram using the hashtage #kellysjourney I would love to see how you liked it!!!


  1. Kelly looks yummy. You would love to work out with Jillian. I got to work out with Bob and Jillian in WAshington, DC about 3 years ago! I will have to show you my pictures sometime. So proud of all your success!!!

    1. Aunt Virginia it's super yummy! I love it now! I'm so jealous you got to workout with them! I feel like I remember you doing that! I would have loved to have done that. I'm sure it was a great experience! Thank you so much for lifting me up!!

  2. Love this recipe! Spaghetti squash is great. Came across your instagram and now found your blog! love it!

    1. Thank you Alexis!! Hope you enjoy my blog!!! Spaghetti squash is so yummy!! I wanna try to make like a spinach marinara sauce with it!! I'm obsessed now!! Lol