I am feeling under the weather today so I thought a slow cooked warm winter meal was just what the doctor ordered. Because I am not feeling 100% I wanted to make something with LOADS of basil, did you know basil is a natural antibiotic? Ideally you want some lean protein here, so maybe make a nice piece of chicken, or top with some left over taco fixings, or marinara sauce and a meatball. But I want a big veggie meal, roasted in garlic and basil and steaming hot from the oven. This can feed up to 4 people, ½ of this is only 142 calories so if you split it between 4 people it is only 71 calories per person.
To make one big spaghetti squash-
1 Spaghetti Squash
1 tbsp olive oil (Ideally ½ tbsp regular olive oil and ½ tbsp really good and flavorful olive oil)
1 tbsp dried basil
2 smashed garlic cloves
salt and pepper to taste
Handful fresh basil- optional
Pre-heat oven to 425. Line a rimmed baking sheet with foil.
Cut squash in half and scrape out the seeds (you can do afterwards too, but I prefer not to burn that crap out of my hands). Drizzle ½ of the oil on the halves and then sprinkle salt, pepper and basil. Place garlic in the middle, flip over so that the cut sides are down, stab a few times with a fork and place in oven for 45-60 minutes until soft.
Take out of oven, flip the halves back over and fluff with a fork until it looks just like spaghetti. Drizzle your good oil on add fresh basil and devour.
This meal is full of vitamin C, A and B. Plus tons of Potassium, so eat up and feel full, satisfied and all better! I ate ½ of this baby all by myself, OINK, OINK!