Happy (or should I say Tasty) Tuesday
Have I ever told you that I have the best relationship with food. I love food!!! And being a dietitian have learned through the years that food loves me...and the right food is going to treat me right:)
Here is one of my favorites!!!
Happy Tasty Tuesday!!!
Black Bean Salsa Spaghetti Squash
1 Medium Spaghetti Squash
2 tsp olive oil
1 cup red onion, diced
1 Green Bell Pepper
1 glove of garlic, minced
2 cans of black beans, drained and rinsed
1 jar (16 oz) of salsa (mild, medium, or hot…which ever you prefer)
¼ cup fresh cilantro, chopped
1 small avocado, chopped
Cut the Spaghetti squash, length-wise. Remove seeds. Place them cut side down onto a baking pan. Add water to the bottom of the pan, enough to touch the squash. Bake in the oven at 350 degrees for approximately 18-20 minutes or until skin is soft. Remove from the oven and flip them over, allowing them to cool slightly. Once able to handle, use a fork to remove the inside of the squash. It will come out as strands, similar to noodles.
Heat oil in a large skillet. Add onion, pepper, and garlic and sauté for 3-5 minutes. Add the beans and salsa and heat through. Add the cilantro. Top with avocado and serve over spaghetti squash.
Nutrition facts: 1 ½ cups: 180 kcals, 5 grams of Fat (0.5 g saturated), 0 mg cholesterol, 34 g carbohydrate, 11 g fiber, 7 g protein. This supplies 8% of your daily intake for Vit. A and 40% of vitamin C.