Tex-Mex Spaghetti Squash

I have been craving Mexican food lately but keeping it clean for the next few weeks. I found this recipe from Skinny Mom, but of course changed it in a way that my family would eat!

Instead of pasta I am using Spaghetti Squash. Yup… I love this stuff and am loving how this dish turned out.

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Ingredients:
2 small or 1 large spaghetti squash
1 pound of lean ground beef
1/3 cup corn, drained
1/2 cup black beans
1/2 of a 7-oz jar of green chilies
1 14.5oz can of no salt added diced tomatoes
6 tablespoons of tomato paste
1/4 cup water

Spices:
1 teaspoon chili powder
1 teaspoon cumin
1 teaspoon garlic pepper
1/2 teaspoon black pepper
Dash of Salt
Dash of chili flakes

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Directions:
Cooking spaghetti squash: Poke holes into spaghetti squash, place in microwave for 8-10 minutes. Then flip over and microwave another 8-10 minutes or until the spaghetti squash is totally soft. Cut in half, remove insides and fork out the cooked squash.

While the spaghetti squash is cooking, brown the ground beef. In a separate bowl mix together black beans, corn, green chilies and all the spices.

Once meat is browned, add in tomato paste, diced tomatoes and water. Bring to a boil and then simmer for 5-7 minutes. Add in bean mixture and spices. Let simmer 3-5 minutes.

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Place spaghetti squash onto your plate and add the beef mixture on top. Add some cheese, tomatoes, avocado, greek yogurt or whatever else makes you happy!

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Serving Size: 6
Total calories per serving: 168 calories

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About Lisa Lamb

This is a way for me to share my passion for living a healthy lifestyle, share my fitness journey and to create low calorie recipes for us and my daughter Makenna who has Prader-Willi Syndrome! Description My daughter was diagnosed with a rare genetic disorder called Prader-Willi Syndrome which in a nutshell, (but please feel free to google for more information) will cause a chronic feeling of hunger that, coupled with a metabolism that utilizes drastically fewer calories than normal, can lead to excessive eating and life-threatening obesity. The food compulsion makes for constant supervision necessary. This page is dedicated to her. She inspires me everyday to live a happy, healthy and active lifestyle. I want to create a healthy environment for her. With my passion for nutrition and fitness, I hope I can spread awareness about PWS and create healthy recipes for her to enjoy with never feeling deprived. She has given me new hope to move forward with my passion in nutrition and become a Registered Dietitian. My focus will be on childhood obesity, emphasizing in PWS. I look forward to sharing my journey with you all! ***Please note I am not a Registered Dietitian. I would classify myself as a "nutrition snob." I do all of this because I love learning about food and fitness. All the recipes posted are tired and can be adjusted to your lifestyle. ***
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