Spaghetti squash is one of those veggies that is excellent for low carb diets or just an overall healthy diet. Actually according to Wikipedia, it is a fruit but commonly thought of as being a vegetable.We quickly learn how to re-create our favorite dishes with other alternatives such as cauliflower which is used as pasta in mockaroni dishes, the base for pizza crusts or as a substitute for rice. We learn to adapt without trying to skimp on taste. :) The yellow strands that come from inside of the spaghetti squash look similar to spaghetti noodles (hence the name). The flavor is mild which allows it to be a great substitute for pasta dishes. I have to say lo mein is one of my favorite Chinese dishes and I never dreamed I could have something similar on the Medifast plan. Don't get me wrong. Spaghetti squash does not taste entirely like pasta noodles and has a flavor all of it is own, but it works well as a pasta substitute. It gives the dish a hint of sweetness with a tad bit of crunchiness from the strands. Personally, I love spaghetti squash so I knew I would like this dish. When I first made this dish, I used 2 tsp of teriyaki sauce, but because teriyaki sauce is a bit on the sweet side and the spaghetti squash strands have a hint of sweetness, I thought it was a tad bit sweet. I plan on using 1 tsp teriyaki sauce and 1 tsp soy sauce next time. Of course, there will be a next time! I ate this with grilled chicken that was marinated in 1 tsp teriyaki sauce overnight. I have never tried spaghetti squash until I began Medifast and now I wonder why I didn't try it sooner! Give it a try because until you do, you just never know what you are missing! Enjoy this low carb dish!
Spaghetti Squash Lo Mein
1 1/2 cups spaghetti squash, cooked (3 Greens)
1 tsp sesame oil (1 Healthy Fat)
1 clove garlic, minced (1 Condiment)
2 tsp teriyaki sauce or 1 tsp teriyaki sauce and 1 tsp soy sauce (2 Condiments)
For a tutorial on how to cook spaghetti squash, please go HERE.
Heat sesame oil in skillet over medium - high heat. Add garlic and saute until golden brown. Add spaghetti squash strands and teriyaki sauce. Cook until heated thoroughly for a few minutes. Serve with your favorite lean.
All your Green Servings, 1 Healthy Fat and 3 Condiments
*You must add your lean for the day! Chicken needs no additional healthy fat, but shrimp or fish needs 1 more healthy fat.
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