Northeast Wisconsin
  • Northeast Wisconsin
  • April 2016
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Parmesan Herb Spaghetti Squash with Chicken

Ingredients

1 spaghetti squash, small

2 tablespoons olive oil

2 garlic cloves, finely minced

½ teaspoon basil

½ teaspoon oregano

½ teaspoon rosemary

6 tablespoons Parmesan cheese, shredded

2, 3-4 ounce chicken breasts, grilled

Instructions

How to bake spaghetti squash in an oven:

  1. Preheat oven to 350°.
  2. Slice spaghetti squash in half lengthwise.
  3. Remove all seeds from center.
  4. Brush all exposed area with olive oil.
  5. Place halves cut side down on a baking sheet.
  6. Bake for 45-55 minutes until squash is tender.
  7. Remove from pan and use a fork to gently scrape out the spaghetti like strands.

How to cook spaghetti squash in a crockpot:

  1. Wash your spaghetti squash thoroughly with soap and water.
  2. Pierce 4-5 times with a sharp knife.
  3. Place in crockpot and cook on HIGH for 3-4 hours or on LOW for 5 hours.
  4. Be careful when removing your squash from the crockpot because it will be very soft and flimsy.
  5. Cut squash down the center and remove seeded center. Then, using a fork, scrap out all of your spaghetti squash!

Once the Spaghetti Squash is cooked:

  1. Heat a large sauté pan with olive oil and garlic over medium-low heat.
  2. When garlic becomes fragrant, add basil, oregano, rosemary and spaghetti squash strands and cook for an additional 2-5 minutes.
  3. Toss well, sprinkle with the parmesan cheese, and top with grilled chicken.
Kim Baehman, MS, Clinical Nutritionist

Kimberly Baehman, MS, is the clinical nutritionist and owner of Nutritional Healing, LLC. Her passion lies in supporting people’s health through evidence-based medicine (risks versus benefits of medications) and healing therapies through nutrition. Kimberly has her masters of science in human nutrition degree, and experience working with clients regarding weight and fatigue issues, sports nutrition, food sensitivities and allergies, and general health concerns such as high blood pressure, high glucose levels, high cholesterol/triglycerides, migraines, thyroid conditions and gut dysfunction. To learn more, call 920-358-5764 or email [email protected]

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