Lunches & Dinners

Lemon Ricotta Spaghetti Squash with Chicken and Spinach

We are clearly on a fall flavor kick here on A Healthy Hint. Squash is a staple fall vegetable choice for us, but spaghetti squash in particular is something we feature in our recipes year-round. This is because we are carb hounds and love a good noodle dish… and our guess is that 9 out of 10 of you feel the same way! However, despite our love for pasta, it is not a meal we usually find ourselves eating and consider a hearty pasta dish more of a cheat meal for us, personally. That left us with a little problem: how can we go about satisfying our pasta cravings without sacrificing our target daily carb intake? Solution: spaghetti squash. This vegetable is such an easy one to make, and still has a ‘noodle-like’ texture which hits the spot for us when we are meal prepping.

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Thai Chicken Zoodle Salad

In 2016, we discovered a beautiful little invention called the Spiralizer, and thus our love for zucchini was born. We went a little nuts creating pasta recipes with spiralized zucchini, or zoodles, instead of noodles. Nowadays, you can find pre spiralized vegetables everywhere, but the zucchini noodles are still our day one ride or die- and as a little knowledge bomb for you- they are actually a fruit instead of a veggie, botanically. They can be cooked or eaten raw, giving your dish great texture and color. Beyond that, they are full of health benefits while still keeping your meal interesting.

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