CrossFit Willis | New Meal Monday - Edition I

March 6, 2017

This week, I wanted to share with you one of my favorite go to meals that's super quick and is sure to please the pickiest of eaters! (Unless they don't like spaghetti squash...then they're SOL) There are many ways to make this meal follow stricter Paleo guidelines, but I was in a rush last week when prepared this last, so I may have made a few cheats here and there. It's the CrossFit Open season guys, I'm lucky to walk out the door with both shoes matching-- Funny story... during 17.2 I was so nervous about the db snatch that I left the house with no shoes on and forgot my Metcons entirely... Needless to say, I'm over the DUMBbells.

 

P.S. How are ya'll liking the new movements? We love to hear feedback from our members! I've heard both ends of the spectrum from many of you. Personally, I'm ready for anything Dave Castro will throw at us, but I'm praying for a barbell movement this week! (If you know me at all, you know how much of a surprise that statement truly is...)

Anyways! When I usually cook spaghetti squash, I roast it in the oven sprinkled with some sea salt for around 40 minutes. It always turns out super yummy, but while attempting to get all my meal prep done for the week in 2 hours...40 minutes is a bit too long for me to not have access to both racks of my oven. Time to break out the handy dandy crock pot! 

 

 

I chopped my spaghetti squash in half, and placed the cut ends down in the bottom of my crock pot. I then added a jar of spaghetti sauce (I know, *tisk*tisk* I should have made my own...sue me) and some pre-prepared meatballs I had frozen from a surplus batch I made a few weeks earlier. {Maybe I'll add that recipe next week! They were super yummy!} After 6 hours on low, I scraped the gooey innards of the squash into the crock pot and voila! Instant dinner that took literally 4 minutes to prepare. We ended up getting two HUGE meals a piece out of a fairly regular sized squash. Those bad boys pack a lot more than I originally anticipated! The first time I ever cooked spaghetti squash for me and the mister, I bought 3 full squashes (squash? not sure on the plural of squash) for one meal. Needless to say, we were tired of squash for a quite a while. 

 

I was super happy with how this meal turned out even with store bought marinara! Spaghetti night was always a tradition in my house after church on Wednesdays so I'm super excited to be able to incorporate that tradition back into our lives with a new healthy{er} twist. 

 

What are some of your favorite healthy go to meals? Let us know! We may feature you on the next "New Meal Monday"! 

 

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