Spaghetti Squash with Turkey Meatballs, Mushrooms and Spinach

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You’ll Need :

1 spaghetti squash

lean ground turkey ( around 4 oz)

1/4 cup onion – chopped

1/4 cup shredded carrots

2 cups of spinach

basil

oregano

1 cup of mushrooms

and your choice of marinara sauce.

Preparation:

Cut 1 spaghetti squash in half and scoop out the seeds.

Place 1/3 cup of water in a glass dish (or a dish that’s microwavable) And place the squash inside the dish so they are facing with the cut side down. Microwave for about 12-15 min (until squash is soft. ) When you scrape out the Squash it should look like spaghetti noodles =)

Meanwhile, In a large bowl, combine4 oz ground turkey (the leanes you can find preferably), 1/4 cup onion, 1/4 cup shredded carrots, a dash of basil and a dash of oregano together. Mix. And form into meatballs.

In skillet, sauté meatballs in olive oil until cooked all the way though. Add marinara sauce of choice, add mushrooms and spinach and cook till warm and basically sautéed .

and dish up! YUMMM

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Chicken Cacciatore (WW)

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You’ll Need:

8 pieces of chicken, skinned (I used 8 small thighs)

1/2 teaspoon salt

1/4 teaspoon black pepper

3 teaspoons olive oil

1 onion, chopped

3 garlic cloves, minced

2 red bell peppers, seeded and chopped

1/4 lb of mushrooms, sliced

1/2 cup of chopped celery or fennel

1/2 teaspoon dried oregano

Pinch if cayenne

2 cups of prepared marinara sauce

  • Sprinkle chicken with salt and pepper. Heat 2 teaspoons of oil in large non-stick skillet and set over medium heat. Add chicken, and cook until browned on each side (about 4 min) Transfer chicken onto plate and set aside.
  • heat the remaining 1 teaspoon of oil in the same skillet. Add onion and garlic , cook, and stirring occasionally until tender. add bell peppers, mushrooms, celery, oregano and cayenne.  Cook, stirring occasionally until tender.
  • Return chicken to the skillet, add marinara sauce and bring to a boil. Reduce heat and simmer, covered. Cook until chicken is cooked all the way through and veggies are tender (around 20 min).

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    • I made this dish with 2 sides (you can find both of these in my recipe index, or click on links below):

Roasted Asparagus with Lemon and Chives (WW)
Creamy Garlic Mashed Potatoes (WW)

All together (with both sides = 8 points for Weight Watchers)

For just Chicken:
SERVES 8     WW points 4    PER SERVING 1 piece of chicken, 1/2 cup of veggies with sauce.

(Note: I took this out of a Weight watchers cookbook, I did not make this recipe up on my own…. besides recipes are meant to be shared 🙂 )