Oh whew, made it to the end of Monday. As I write this, I’m kicking back with my main man, Jason Segel, and the rest of the cast of How I Met Your Mother (one of my favorite Fall tv shows, it’s totally living up to my expectations). Also on Mondays: Gossip Girl, Cake Boss, Hart of Dixie, oi vay.
After I left work, and a weekend of overindulgence, I realized that I needed a little bit of a kick in the pants. See, despite my pipe dreams of Shredding for the Wedding (of my cousin in two weekends!!) and a fairly successful first part of the Jillian Michael’s 30 Day Shred, I soon realized that the reason I was able to lose over 40 lbs when I initially started going to the gym was just that: I was going to the gym.
While I loved the ability of having a little personal workout studio in my apartment, you know what else is in my apartment?
- My foods
- My couch
- My bed
- My TV
There’s something about getting in a gym, the energy is contagious. I felt like I could go forever but, by the time I had burned an alleged 750 calories, I sweatily drove over to the grocery store to pick up some essentials.
First on my list (since it’s on special at Harris Teeter this week for $0.99/lb!): Spaghetti Squash.
I also grabbed some spinach, mozzarella cheese, apples, cottage cheese (WHAT?! more on that soon, once I try it!), and so many steamed vegetables you could throw a stick at them (please, don’t).
By the time I got home, I was much too tired to even contemplate a full 30-45 minute roasting of the squash, but it’s all I wanted. Enter: Sarah from Sarah Snacks!
Her microwaving spaghetti squash method worked a charm! I cut it across, not lengthwise as usual, and it cooked completely in 10 minutes!!
Once it was cooled off, I scooped half into a tupperware for a Tuesday lunch, and tended to the other half in a big ol’ bowl.
I added some DELECTABLE Boar’s Head pepperoni, crushed red peppers, mozzarella cheese, sauteed spinach and several leaves from the remnants of my basil plant (which got hit pretty hard during last week’s storm).
I’m so so elated that spaghetti squash is in season again!!
This one time, I lived in Italy for a month, and I think I burned out on pasta so much that spaghetti squash is the first “pasta” like replacement that I love like I used to love the carby noodles!
In the not-too-distant future, I’m hoping to try out the Mexi Spaghetti Squash in the style of Shanna. Always down to diversify my dinner items.
Do you like spaghetti squash? What’s your favorite way of cooking/eating it?
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I’m not sure if I like spaghetti squash lol, I hated it as a small child so I have steered clear of it since. I should give it another shot! P.s. please tell me what u think of cottage cheese I am afraid of it the thought of it grosses me out but I secretly want to try it!
Ah, it’ll be snacktime today so…. wish me luck!
I love spaghetti squash! The best way to eat it is: exactly like spaghetti. All of the flavor yet less calories.
IMHO, even more flavor than s’ghetti. Yes, please.
How is how i met your mother now? I heard it wasnt good anymore!
Well, the age target of the show may have increased because now Lily’s pregnant and there are more emotions but, as a whole, I still love it just as I did on day one.
Today is my last day of the 30 Day Shred!! Woohoo!! I’ve seriously slacked on these last ten days. Thanks for shredding with me this month!!
So proud of you for sticking with it!! Sorry I’m not a master-shredder like you, but I’m so glad you rocked it out for your 101 in 1001!!
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I’ve never had spaghetti squash but now I definitely want to try it! 🙂 I’m hoping to reconnect with the elliptical this week as well.
It’s just actually one of my favorite things I’ve ever discovered. life changing.
LOVE spaghetti squash!! I’ve been craving it constantly this month. I can’t get enough! Isn’t it amazing how fast it cooks when you cut it that way?!
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woh I like your blog posts, saved to bookmarks ! .
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