Thursday, January 8, 2015

21 Day Fix {Healthy Recipe} for Extra Veggie Spaghetti

January is National Soup Month and I have a lot of tasty soups to share with you this month. Today I'm taking a soup break to give you a very healthy extra veggie spaghetti recipe hubby and I created together (something weird is happening to us...we will celebrate 22 years of marriage this year and all of a sudden we are eating healthy together, exercising together and even cooking together.) I posted this yesterday on my personal Facebook page what we were doing in the kitchen and my friends wanted more info. So this recipe is for them and for you! 

Hubby and I (our family) are eating clean with the 21 Day Fix. The healthy eating plan has been in our kitchen since October and it is the BOMB!  Not only are we eating foods super clean (means fresh foods, healthy foods and easy prep and cooking) we are also exercising and feeling great. Want in on our secret? Want to know more about the 21 Day Fix then click the link. Message, comment or follow me on Facebook and I can tell you and help you get started with this right away. 



Easy & Healthy Extra Veggie Spaghetti

3 servings

Ingredients

3 yellow squash (can substitute)
1 bell pepper (yellow, orange or red), coarse chopped
1 small onion, coarse chopped
1 28 oz. can non salt tomato sauce
1 tsp each of crushed red pepper, tarragon, basil, parsley, oregano, garlic powder
2 tsp minced garlic
1 tsp olive oil with dash of the above spices 

Directions

1- In a large sauce pan, bring bell pepper, onion, tomato sauce, minced garlic and the 1 tsp spices to a simmer. Cook for 20-30 minutes.
2- While sauce is cooking, get out the Vegetable Spiralizer and "spiralize" the yellow squash. 
3-Right before sauce is done and right before you are ready to eat, add 1 tsp olive oil to a large sauté pan. Once hot, add in the squash. Stir around for 2-3 minutes and add a dash of all the spices to the yellow squash.
4-Add squash noodles to your plate and top with sauce. 

Paderno World Cuisine A4982799 Tri-Blade Plastic Spiral Vegetable Slicer


Kitchen notes

1-I added in 3 chicken breast, large chunks into my spaghetti sauce to cook.
2-Perfect recipe for the 21 Day Fix healthy eating plan. 
3-I personally love making my spaghetti sauce in a crockpot. This can be added in a small crockpot for 2-4 hours on high.
4-I never make a small batch of spaghetti sauce. I quadruple this sauce recipe. I can use it for leftovers or freeze it for a later meal. 




Tips on using the Vegetable Spiralizer



  • This is one of the easiest "kitchen gadgets" we own. It takes just a few seconds to add the blade of your choice. 
  • Put in your veggie (you might have to cut to size) and spiral away. 
  • It was super easy to rinse and clean off. We do not have kitchen space to leave it out so we put it back in the box and store on our extra appliance shelf. 


Keep checking in for more healthy recipes including recipes using the 21 Day Fix healthy eating plan. You can also follow my group, 21 Day Fix to get more ideas and to get more information on this healthier lifestyle eating plan. 




Check in daily and I'll share many new recipes this month. I'll also post them on my Make Time for Healthier Lifestyle Group (you can share there), SusieQTpies Facebook pageTwitter, InstagramGoogle + and Pinterest. So follow me on those social media channels so keep up and not miss some heart warming recipes. 



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