A GOOD Pasta Alternative

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Confession: I’ve tried to love spaghetti squash. I really have.

I’ve tried baking it, microwaving it, steaming it. Topping it with seasoning, tossing it with spices…I have TRIED to like it. However, still not happening.

So until now I had still not found a good alternative for replacing our standard spaghetti noodles with when my kids were begging for pasta night. Until now.

If you follow along on the Wellness Witness Facebook page, you are aware of my obsession with a product called Broccoli Slaw.

For only $1.88 a bag, this nutritional powerhouse is a BARGAIN and I use it in many of my dishes to add extra crunch, veggies, and fiber. I’m not a big fan of broccoli normally, but broccoli slaw is divine.

One of my Momsanity Coaches, Emily, posted how she uses this as her noodle substitute.

To do so, here’s the instructions:

Put the entire bag into a skillet along with 1/4 c water.

I stirred it and cooked it around 5 minutes probably until the ‘noodles’ were softer and pliable and the water was gone. I added in a little salt, pepper, garlic, and a bit of olive oil and tossed it good.

After that, I plopped a pile onto my plate and topped it with our favorite spaghetti sauce.

I know it seems strange, but y’all, it was GOOD. It felt much more like eating regular spaghetti noodles than spaghetti squash ever has for me.

My husband said that he was thrown off by the carrots in the mixture, and I felt the same way about the cabbage. But besides that, I’d give this a 9 out of 10. I didn’t feel like I was missing out at all while watching my kids eat their whole grain rotini noodles. I plan to make this a weekly dish.

Cheap, easy, quick, and tasty…my kind of meal!

We served this along with our Zucchini Bites.

Hope you enjoy!

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  1. Do you like Zucchini? Purchase a Spirelli spiral cutter (got mine on amazon). You can make "spaghetti" using zucchini. It is wonderful.

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