It’s Wednesday January 15th! I’ve been looking forward to this day for a few months now, because today is launch day for Twin Cities Moms Blog! I mentioned a while back that I’m a contributor, which means I’m on a team with about 15 other ladies from around the Twin Cities who will be sharing all sorts of topics that moms are interested in. I would love if you’d head over and take a peak at the opening post as well as my post about 30 Ways To Encourage A New Mom and all the other fabulous posts that have already been published by our talented team!
Another reason why this isn’t just any other Wednesday is because it marks the half-way point of the Whole30 challenge I’m doing. I still really like how it’s making me feel. I don’t seem to have those middle of the day slumps like I used to, but instead my energy levels seem to be more steady throughout the day. I decided to add some dairy back in. I don’t see dairy being a problem for me and wanted to start incorporating it so that I’m more likely to continue many of these habits after the challenge is over.
As a pasta lover, I’m missing it. But, thankfully I’ve been keeping my pantry stocked with spaghetti squash which has been a healthy and delicious substitute. I usually cook one up during nap time and eat it over the next couple of days for lunch. (Except for the time I ate a whole squash in a day.) I keep it simple and add some tomato sauce, oregano, basil, rosemary, or whatever sounds good. In the picture I added pine nuts as well. If you’re looking for a healthy lunch that leaves you feeling satisfied, give this a go.
2. Cut the squash in half length-wise.
3. Scoop out the seeds and discard.
4. Place the halves on a baking sheet with the cut sides up.
5. Drizzle a couple tablespoons of olive oil in the center and evenly brush it around. Season with salt and pepper.
6. Roast for 45 – 60 minutes, or until a fork punctures the “noodles” easily.
7. Remove from oven and let it cool for a couple minutes until you can comfortable touch it. Scrape the noodles out with a fork and place them in a bowl.