Friday, July 15, 2011

Meatless Fridays

Here is a fabulous high protein / low carb meal. Leftovers can even be eaten cold! It's a great way to sneak veggies into the kid's diet and is very filling!
This week's Meatless Friday meal is:

Spaghetti Squash Quinoa Bake

4 cups of cooked spaghetti squash (1 large)
16oz cottage cheese
1/2 tablespoon olive oil
1 tsp. red pepper flakes
1/2 cup onion, finely chopped
1 teaspoon salt
2 cups cooked quinoa
1/2 cup egg whites
4 large eggs, beaten
1 cup shredded cheese
2 teaspoon dry dill

Preheat oven 375 degrees. Pre-oil a deep baking dish.
Heat the oil in a pan over medium heat. Add the pepper and onion. Saute, stirring often, until caramelized (about 10-15 minutes).
Mix all the ingredients in a large bowl. Transfer to the pre-oiled dish and bake for 1 hour 20 minutes or until the bake is set and the top is golden. If you would like to reduce the cooking time to an hour, use two deep pie dishes instead of the large baking dish (you can always freeze one for another meal!).

1 comment:

erlonslady said...

For a fun presentation consider baking the Spaghetti Squash Quinoa Bake in the reserved Squash Shells. You will have more filling than you can use. I'd suggest muffin tins for the extra filling to have for snacks or lunches another day.