Wednesday, March 30, 2011

Spaghetti Squash with ground beef

Kid's Lunch (Avocado, carrots, clementine, Applegate Roast beef, leftover Spaghetti Squash with ground beef)

Spaghetti Squash take 2! :) 

I told you - it has become a staple in our house! and what a beneficial staple. It is an extra vegetable my boys are eating, and enjoying! Spaghetti Squashlike other richly colored vegetables, provide excellent sources of carotenes.  Generally, the richer the color, the richer the concentration.  They also offer a very good source of vitamins B1 and C, folic acid, pantothenic acid, fiber, and potassium.  Winter squash are also a good source of vitamin B6 and niacin.

Look at this meal I created... It was fun and full of flavor with a small special addition by my 3 year. 

2 smaller zucchini, cut into pieces
1 bunch of asparagus
1 lb grass fed ground beef
1/2 spaghetti squash (pre-cooked!)
garlic powder
1/4 cup Almond/Coconut butter (recipe to come!)
Trader Joes 21 seasoning bend
(3 year old added some spices -- while I was taking care of baby -- luckily I took out most of it -- some was left)

The Directions:
Brown the ground beef. When beef is almost done add spices, so it soaks into the ground beef. Give a quick drain. Add the vegetables and start cooking. Cook for about 3 - 5 minutes. Add ground beef back into the vegetables. Add melted Almond/Coconut Butter to the mixture. Add any other seasonings you feel it needs!


Note - Baby had 3 helpings and 3 year old had 2 and hubby had 2... This was a hit!
We had Brussels Sprouts for a side and I also had sauteed mushrooms.


  1. I have been enjoying spaghetti squash too! It is so versatile. I like to top it with a hearty meat-sauce, or even just butter, salt, and pepper! How great that your little one enjoys healthy foods.


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