TACO SPAGHETTI SQUASH SALAD: Half of Gabby

WHATCHU NEED:

  •         2 SMALL SPAGHETTI SQUASH (OR 1 LARGE)
  •         1-2 pounds GROUND TURKEY
  •         SHREDDED LOW-FAT CHEDDAR CHEESE (or preferred cheese)
  •         DICED TOMATOES
  •         DICED ONION (if desired)
  •         SHREDDED LETTUCE
  •         TACO SEASONING (I use the Ortega 40% Less Sodium Taco Mix)
  •         PLAIN GREEK YOGURT (to use as sour cream, if desired)
  •         TACO SAUCE or SALSA (if desired)
  •         OLIVE OIL
  •         SALT & PEPPER (if desired)

 *I didn't include exact amounts for the ingredients because everyone knows how tacos and taco salads work. Just add your preferred amount of each ingredient.

WHATCHU DO:

ROASTING SPAGHETTI SQUASH INSTRUCTIONS:

  1.        Pre-heat oven to 400 degrees.
  2.       Chop the tip of the squash off and then cut the squash in half length-wise.
  3.       Scoop the seeds out. Discard seeds.
  4.       Rub a little bit of olive oil over the squash and salt and pepper (if desired).
  5.       Place cut-down on baking sheet and bake for 45-55 minutes.
  6.       Let squash cool until you can pick it up then scrape all the 'spaghetti' out with a fork.
  7.       Set aside.

TACO INSTRUCTIONS:

  1. Brown ground turkey and add desired taco seasoning. 
  2. While turkey is cooking, dice tomatoes and onions and shred the lettuce.
  3. After all ingredients are ready, scoop 1 cup of spaghetti squash into bowl. Top with 1/2 cup of seasoned ground turkey, 1/4 cup of shredded cheese, and then your additional desired ingredients and amounts.

NUTRITIONAL INFO FOR 1 TACO SALAD INCLUDING:

1 cup Spaghetti Squash                                  1/2 cup Seasoned Ground Turkey               1/8 cup chopped onions 
1/4 cup Low-fat shredded Cheddar Cheese        1/2 cup diced Tomatoes                                4 TBS Taco Sauce
 2 cups shredded Lettuce                                    1/4 cup Plain Greek Yogurt (which is a lot!)

Nutritional Facts for Above Salad: 346 calories, 12g fat, 20g carbs, 32g protein

Nutritional Facts for Taco Salad W/O Greek Yogurt and Taco Sauce:  269 calories, 12g fat, 10g carbs, 26g protein

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