How do YOU make 'spaghetti' for a non carb meal.

Discussion in 'Recipes' started by Inatic, Jan 16, 2008.

  1. Inatic

    Inatic Ya Gotta Wanna! Moderator

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    I make mine with Zuchini.

    Slice the zuchini on one of those mandeline type thingies. [​IMG]

    Slice into julienne shreads
    I either throw it into bowling water or nuke for a min
    or just leave it raw as there are few veggies i can eat raw.

    Season with some hot pasta sauce or seasoned tomatoes. Add chicken etc.
     
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  2. SusanF

    SusanF Enjoying wedded bliss

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    I do similar to this and just serve the pasta sauce over whatever veggie I'm eating for that meal. Steamed cauliflower is especially nice with pasta sauce :thumb: I find this a nice 'comfort' meal when I'm tired of dieting. It feels like the real deal.

    I'll have to try it with zucchini next time!
     
  3. Amy

    Amy Just say no to CANDY!!!

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    I have done spaghetti squash prepped similar to Ileens zuchinni.
    I will have to try this cause I love zuchinni and spaghetti sauce :yum:
     
  4. Clueless

    Clueless New Member

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    Bean sprouts and or cabbage for an Asian meal.

    Steamed or boiled broccoli can work with other sauces.

    Mashed cauliflower has to be mixed with a strong flavor like curry, stroganoff or goulash.

    Sliced mushrooms, bell peppers and zucchini for an Italian meal.
     
  5. synergyb3

    synergyb3 Well-Known Member

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    I don't make spaghetti of any kind....never even occurs to me.

    I always meant to try spaghetti squash but never got around to it...
     
  6. Camogirlie

    Camogirlie New Member

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    i do spaghetti squash also.. But i found this tofu stuff, thats in the shape of regular spaghetti noodles, Fettuccine shape, and now angel hair shape.. they are kinda rubbery and a pain to cook up.. but they are the closest thing to the real spaghetti.
     
  7. wannabelean

    wannabelean Active Member

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    tofu noodles
     
  8. Anca

    Anca Well-Known Member

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    As far as the 'look' of actual spaghetti, spaghetti squash is hard to beat! It's super-tasty and easy to prepare. You can mix in chopped artichoke hearts (canned in water), sliced mushrooms, chopped olives, chopped tomatoes, chopped fresh basil, a splash of lemon juice and a little EVOO. Top with low-carb, no-sugar added marinara sauce and it's :yum:! You can even blend lf cottage cheese and toss some with the squash as a "sauce".
     
  9. MaryBeth

    MaryBeth Shedding the pig fat.

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    Yup -- the spaghetti squash. :yum: I'll try the zucchini when I get sauce on my plan.
     
  10. donnajo

    donnajo Feeling Strong!

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    I always do spaghetti squash with cottage cheese and marinara.
     
  11. Pleiades

    Pleiades Member

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    Another vote for spaghetti squash.
     
  12. GraceGirl

    GraceGirl His Beautiful Paradox

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    I LOVE spaghetti squash! I make a casserole that even my DH loves. I even mix some cold "noodles" with some splenda and cinnamon to make a great noodle dessert. Yummy!
     
  13. chantilly

    chantilly Note to self: Just do it.

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    I'm bringing this thread back to life... I have a quick Q and I'm trying to find a definite answer...

    Spaghetti Squash: Fibrous or sarchy?

    Trying to figure out if I can have 1 cup of plain spaghetti squash as my "fibrous veggie" for tonight's Thanksgiving dinner.

    Thanks in advance!!
     
  14. mackie

    mackie With my hero, Brigitte Gabriel

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    Spaghetti Squash (baked, boiled, steamed)
    1 cup (about 155g)

    Calories..42
    Fat.........0
    Sodium...28
    Carb......10
    Fiber.......2
    Sugars.....4
    Protein.....1
     
  15. arista

    arista exactly where i'm meant to be!

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    i'm a huge fan of tofu shirataki noodles...you can get them in an assortment of noodle types! i find mine at the asian store down the street but i have seen them in super target in the premade salad section right next to the other tofu. if you use them make sure and rinse them really well...like 2 minutes well :)


    Nutrition Facts
    Serving Size 4 oz
    Servings per package 2
    Calories 20
    Calories from Fat 5
    Amount/Serving %DV *
    Total Fat 0.5g
    Saturated Fat 0g
    Trans Fat 0g
    Cholesterol 0mg
    Sodium 0mg
    Total Carbohydrate 3g
    Dietary Fiber 2g
    Sugars 0g
    Sugar Alcohol 0g
    Protein 1g 1
     
  16. katygowland

    katygowland proving 'just doing it' works!

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    Fantastic! I've never seen those around, but then, never really looked either...I'm sure we must have something similar... I love tofu...
     
  17. arista

    arista exactly where i'm meant to be!

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    you would probably really like them, then. i know you can order them online as well but they are a little more costly. i used them in spahgetti, stirfry, salads...all sorts of stuff!
     
  18. Original Kloe®

    Original Kloe® *sizzle*

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    Ditto the Shirataki noodles-- I buy them at an Asian supermarket.

    That spaghetti squash seems like way too much work! My friend tried to show me how to cook it, but I still don't understand :oops: ...this is why George Foreman does all my cooking... :blush:
     
  19. pinkeraserwm

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    for spaghetti squash - cut the squash in half length wise, remove seeds and place in a baking pan with 1/2in of water. Bake at 350(ish) degrees for about 25-30 mins. remove and let cool. when it's cool enough to handle, scrape the insides out with a fork. Quick and easy!
     
  20. Crystal

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    what do u guys recommend for the best spaghetti sauce or does anyone have a recipe for a homemade sauce ?
     

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