Keep it classy, always.

I am currently on a little vacation called Houseboats. Imagine thousands of college kids on a fleet of house boats all docked on a little island in the middle of Lake Shasta. Probably surviving off of hotdogs, burgers, and beer. (Not to worry… I brought some fruit and veg. And protein muffins.) I am probably craving real food extremely badly right now. And daydreaming of this gorgeous lil’ din din I had this week:

Sohoho good.

Sphagetti squash & whole wheat pasta tossed in a creamy crab sauce

Recipe: Serves 1

1/2 cup sphagetti squash, cooked

1/3 cup whole wheat pasta

1 can of crab

1/4 cup half and half

1/4 cup milk

1/2 tbsp butter

1 garlic clove, chopped

1 tbsp chopped onion

1 tsp mustard

salt & pepper

Directions – Place a pan on the stove on medium low heat and melt the butter into the pan. Add the onions and garlic and let cook for a couple minutes. Add the half and half, milk, half of the canned crab, mustard, and stir. Let it simmer until it has reached a thicker consistency and the flavors have melded. Add salt and pepper to taste. Remove from heat and toss with spaghetti squash and pasta. Top with the rest of the crab and enjoy! Serve with a side salad.

Creamy, crabby, and deelicious.

Benefits:

Mustard * Improves digestion (by stimulating increased saliva production) and contains the same antioxidants as turmeric (which gives it its yellow color)!

Crab * extremely high in protein and low in fat and carbohydrates. The fat that crab does contain is largely omega 3 unsaturated, which helps prevent heart disease. Also contains high amounts of selenium which is anti-carcinogenic and chromium which helps regulate blood sugar.

Spaghetti squash * contains vitamin C, thiamin, niacin, B6, and lots of fiber!

Garlic * packed with antioxidants that fight aging, cancer, and heart disease! Garlic can lower blood pressure and cholesterol levels and eliminate free radicals (which cause cellular damage). It is also used to treat asthma and yeast infections.

Onion * Contains quercitin, an antioxidant that halts the growth of tumors! Also, studies have linked regular onion consumption with lower cholesterol and reduced risk of colon cancer. A prime source of chromium.

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12 thoughts on “Keep it classy, always.

  1. Ooo. I like how you combine spaghetti squash and ACTUAL spaghetti. It allows you to fill up on veggies but also get a taste of the real thing! I never thought of that 😀

    This dish seems right up my alley…if only my mom wasn’t allergic to shell fish ):

  2. That sounds like insane amounts of fun! Almost as much fun as this is delicious! I always forget to make spaghetti squash to have with my spaghetti…but it really is so delicious!

  3. Goodness, I just found your blog and am overwhelmed by the amount of delicious looking eats! I’m definitely trying this recipe tomorrow. I loove spaghetti squash so I’m sure I won’t be dissapointed.

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