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20 Healthy Breakfasts Under 400 Calories For Mornings On The Run

20 Healthy Breakfasts Under 400 Calories For Mornings On The Run

It’s long been said that breakfast is the most important meal of the day, and whether you consider that to be true or not, it’s still worth pointing out that any morning food choices involving complex carbohydrates plus a generous helping of protein can give you a boost in brainpower, keep you fuller for longer, and prevent you from overeating later on.

Everyone is busy these days, and there’s never enough time to prepare elaborate breakfasts before heading off to work or school. So, with that said, here are 20 nutritious and easy breakfast ideas you can whip up in as little as a few minutes to help start your day off on the right foot.

(Please keep in mind that calorie counts will vary depending on the type, brand, and serving size that you choose to incorporate into any of the following recipes.)

1. Greek yogurt with apple slices, granola, and cinnamon (327 calories)

    Plain Greek yogurt is packed with protein to keep you full while offering a nice dose of calcium to keep your bones, heart, and muscles healthy. Adding some crunchy granola and fresh apple slices will give you the boost of energy that you need in the morning. Make sure to use plain granola without any added sugar!

    Ingredients:

    • 1/2 cup plain Greek yogurt (95 calories)
    • 1/3 cup granola (110 calories)
    • 1 apple, sliced (116 calories)
    • 1 teaspoon ground cinnamon (6 calories)

    Directions:

    Scoop the Greek yogurt into a bowl and crumble the granola over top of it. Add your slices of apple and sprinkle the cinnamon over it to finish it off.

    2. Whole grain oat bran with vanilla whey protein powder and blueberries (280 calories)

      Oats are a complex carbohydrate that are great for the heart, and oat bran in particular is very high in fiber, which is great for digestion and for staying full. You can add vanilla protein powder for a better-tasting bowl that will keep you full until lunch time, topping it off with antioxidant-rich blueberries for some added sweetness.

      Ingredients:

      • 1/2 cup plain oat bran (118 calories)
      • 1 scoop vanilla protein whey protein isolate powder (120 calories)
      • 1/2 cup fresh or defrosted frozen blueberries (42 calories)

      Directions:

      Cook the oat bran in the microwave with water according to the directions given on the packaging (generally 2 to 3 minutes on high). When cooked, stir in the protein powder until fully combined. Top with blueberries.

      3. Rye toast with avocado slices and fried eggs (385 calories)

        Avocados are one of the healthiest sources of fat and are loaded with filling fiber too. An egg will give you some nutritious protein to fill you up as well, while rye toast will give you the carb-induced energy punch you need to make your morning awesome.

        Ingredients:

        • 2 pieces rye bread (165 calories)
        • 1/3 ripe avocado, sliced (76 calories)
        • 2 eggs (144)
        • Fresh pepper (optional)

        Directions:

        Toast the bread while you spray a pan with nonstick cooking spray to fry the eggs over medium to medium-high heat until they’re just how you like them (over easy, sunny side up, etc.). Place the slices of avocado on the toast and optionally spread them with a knife like you would with butter. Top each piece with an egg and optionally add some pepper.

        4. Banana and ginger smoothie (312 calories)

          If you’re someone who suffers from digestive problems in the early hours, the ginger in this morning smoothie may help soothe an upset stomach or heartburn. You’ll also get a blast of filling protein from the yogurt and some mood-boosting energy from the banana.

          Ingredients:

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          • 1 ripe banana (121 calories)
          • 3/4 cup plain Greek yogurt (130 calories)
          • 1 tablespoon honey (60 calories)
          • 1/2 teaspoon freshly grated ginger (1 calorie)
          • Ice cubes (optional)
          • Water (optional)

          Directions:

          Place all ingredients in a blender and blend until smooth. Add optional ice cubes and/or water to get the texture that you want.

          5. Egg, cheddar, and turkey bacon breakfast wrap (345 calories)

            You can get a full helping of lean protein and healthy fat from an egg, some turkey bacon, and a bit of cheese–but you’ll need some carbs and fiber to balance it out. Choosing a whole grain tortilla will give you that boost of energy while still keeping your calories low.

            Ingredients:

            • 1 small whole grain tortilla (90 calories)
            • 1 egg, scrambled or hard boiled (72 calories)
            • 2 pieces turkey bacon (70 calories)
            • 1 slice cheddar cheese (113 calories)

            Directions:

            Add the cheese to the tortilla followed by the turkey bacon and the scrambled egg (or slices of hard boiled egg). Roll it up and enjoy.

            6. Whole grain English muffin with smoked salmon (280 calories)

              Wild salmon is one of the richest sources of omega-3 fatty acids, which is excellent for your brain and heart health. It’s also a great source of protein too, which will keep you full throughout the morning. Add some cheese for some extra protein and flavor, with a whole grain English muffin for fiber and energizing carbs.

              Ingredients:

              • 1 whole grain English muffin (134 calories)
              • 2 wedges light Laughing Cow Cheese (50 calories)
              • 6 slices smoked salmon (96 calories)

              Directions:

              Toast the muffin and then spread the cheese on each piece using a knife. Top each piece with three slices of salmon.

              7. Healthy homemade trail mix (341 calories)

                For a serious morning on the run, make this homemade trail mix (in a larger batch) the night before to grab it and reap the benefits of the healthy fat, protein, vitamins, and minerals that these nuts and seeds have to offer. The cranberries will give you an added carb boost and the coconut flakes are another excellent source of healthy fat. Remember to choose nuts and seeds without any added oils, salt, or sweetener.

                Ingredients:

                • 1/8 cup raw almonds (80 calories)
                • 1/8 cup cashews (95 calories)
                • 1/8 cup walnuts (96 calories)
                • 1 tablespoon sunflower seeds (16 calories)
                • 1/8 cup dried cranberries (49 calories)
                • 1/8 cup unsweetened coconut flakes (5 calories)

                Directions:

                Mix all ingredients together in a bowl, a container, or a bag. You can multiply each ingredient portion listed above by five to have enough for every weekday.

                8. Cottage cheese with orange slices and grapes (243 calories)

                  Like Greek yogurt, cottage cheese is an excellent source of protein that will keep you full until lunch. It’s also packed with calcium for great bone and muscle health. Oranges are an excellent source of vitamin C, while grapes offer up a range of vitamins and minerals to support your brain, heart, muscles, and overall health.

                  Ingredients:

                  • 3/4 cup full-fat cottage cheese (165 calories)
                  • 1 Mandarin orange, peeled into slices (47 calories)
                  • 1/2 cup grapes (31 calories)

                  Directions:

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                  Scoop the cottage cheese into a bowl or a container and top with orange slices and grapes.

                  9. Quinoa with fresh berries (369 calories)

                    Quinoa is a healthy ancient grain that happens to be a great complex carb choice for gluten-free people. Switch your regular oatmeal out for it and add some kefir milk for a nice probiotic component with fresh berries full of fiber, antioxidants, vitamins, and minerals.

                    Ingredients:

                    • 3/4 cup quinoa, cooked (166 calories)
                    • 2/3 cup strawberries, whole or sliced (35 calories)
                    • 2/3 cup blueberries (56 calories)
                    • 1/2 cup kefir milk (60 calories)
                    • 1 tablespoon pure maple syrup (52 calories)

                    Directions:

                    Cook the quinoa according to the directions on the packaging. Stir in the kefir milk and maple syrup before topping it with the berries.

                    10. Veggie omelette (400 calories)

                      Egg whites are really one of the most perfect sources of lean protein you can get, and the yolk is jam-packed with nutrients too. Add some cheese for some more protein (plus calcium), and then choose brightly colored raw vegetables like bell peppers and red onions to add some fiber and a bit of a carb boost.

                      Ingredients:

                      • 2 eggs (144 calories)
                      • 1/3 cup cheese, shredded (120 calories)
                      • 1/8 cup green bell pepper, chopped (4 calories)
                      • 1/8 cup red bell pepper, chopped (6 calories)
                      • 1/8 cup mushrooms, sliced (5 calories)
                      • 1/8 cup, red onion, chopped (8 calories)
                      • 2 teaspoons unsalted butter (68 calories)
                      • salt and pepper to taste

                      Directions:

                      Optionally cook the veggies in a pan on the stove first, or keep them raw. Whisk the eggs in a bowl until fully mixed and add some salt and pepper if you like. Place a skillet over medium-high eat, coat it with the butter until it melts, and then add the egg mixture. The eggs should cook in 1 to 2 minutes. You should gently push and drag it around to help it cook all the way. Add the cheese and veggies in the center of the cooked eggs, fold it in half and serve.

                      11. Green citrus energy smoothie (390 calories)

                        Spinach is one of the best sources of vitamin K, vitamin A, and lots of other vitamins and minerals that will nourish your body. For a smoothie that keeps you full, adding vegan-friendly hemp protein will balance out all the energizing natural sugars from the citrus fruits you’ll add in there as well. And for some added fiber plus healthy omega-3s, a tablespoon of chia seeds is the last ingredient you’ll need to finish it off.

                        Ingredients:

                        • 2 large handfuls fresh baby spinach (14 calories)
                        • 4 tablespoons hemp protein powder (120 calories)
                        • 2 large Mandarin oranges, peeled and pieces separated (128 calories)
                        • 1 red grapefruit, peeled and pieces separated (82 calories)
                        • 1 tablespoon chia seeds (46 calories)
                        • 1 1/2 cups water

                        Directions:

                        Place all ingredients in a blender and blend until smooth. Add more water if you want it thinner.

                        12. Peanut butter, honey, and banana wrap with dried fruit and nuts (374 calories)

                          For a crunchy, flavorful, and portable breakfast idea that has a good balance of protein, fat, carbs and fiber, simply wrap half a banana in a tortilla with peanut butter. That healthy dose of fat you’ll get from the nuts and peanut butter will boost your brainpower while the banana and tortilla will keep you invigorated throughout the morning.

                          Ingredients:

                          • 1 small whole grain tortilla (90 calories)
                          • 1/2 large ripe banana, sliced (61 calories)
                          • 1 tablespoon natural peanut butter (100 calories)
                          • 1 tablespoon peanuts (52 calories)
                          • 1 tablespoon cranberries (25 calories)
                          • 1 tablespoon sunflower seeds (16 calories)
                          • 1/2 tablespoon honey (30 calories)

                          Directions:

                          Spread the peanut butter over one side of the tortilla using a knife and add the slices of banana in the center. Sprinkle the nuts, seeds, and cranberries over the banana, drizzle with the honey, roll it all up and enjoy.

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                          13. Warm spinach salad with egg and leftover potatoes (314 calories)

                            This breakfast is adapted from a Martha Stewart recipe that incorporates fresh, nutrient-packed greens with protein from an egg, energizing carbs from potatoes, and some healthy fat from olive oil. It’s a fast one to make if you can take advantage of leftover potatoes from the previous night’s meal.

                            Ingredients:

                            • 1 1/2 large handfuls fresh baby spinach (10 calories)
                            • 2/3 cup potatoes, cut into cubes and ideally from a leftover meal (89 calories)
                            • 1 egg (72 calories)
                            • 1 tablespoon red wine vinegar (3 calories)
                            • 1/2 tablespoon olive oil (60 calories)
                            • 1/2 tablespoon Dijon mustard (15 calories)
                            • 1 tablespoon parmesan cheese (65 calories)
                            • salt and pepper to taste

                            Directions:

                            Combine the vinegar, oil, mustard, salt, and pepper and stir until mixed to make the dressing. Spray a pan with nonstick cooking spray and fry the egg over medium to medium-high heat (or alternatively soft boil it). Make a bed of spinach on a plate, add the potatoes and egg to it, drizzle with the dressing, and sprinkle the cheese over it.

                            14. Fast and flourless protein pancakes with maple syrup (399 calories)

                              Making pancakes doesn’t have to be a time-consuming, blood sugar-spiking mess! Instead of using flour, you can pump up the protein in your pancakes by using eggs and some vanilla whey powder. A banana and a little pure maple syrup will give you that carb-induced burst of energy that you need in the morning.

                              Ingredients:

                              • 1 large ripe banana, mashed (121 calories)
                              • 2 eggs (144 calories)
                              • 1/4 scoop vanilla whey protein isolate (30 calories)
                              • 1/8 teaspoon baking powder
                              • 2 tablespoons pure maple syrup (104 calories)

                              Directions:

                              Place a skillet on the stove over medium heat. In a large bowl, mash the banana using a fork and then add the eggs, protein powder, and baking powder. Whisk until it becomes a battery mixture. Spray the skillet with nonstick cooking spray and add 2 to 3 tablespoons of the pancake mix to the skillet, allowing it to cook for 20 to 30 seconds before flipping it over and cooking the other side for the same amount of time. Move the cooked pancakes to a plate and drizzle maple syrup over them.

                              15. Overnight chia pudding with granola and fresh berries (360 calories)

                                For a light breakfast that’s not too filling and quick to grab in the morning, you can take advantage chia seeds and coconut milk–both of which are extremely dense in nutrients and great sources of healthy fat. Prepare it the night before, grab it from the refrigerator in the morning, add some granola and fruit for a carb kick, and you’ll be good to go.

                                Ingredients:

                                • 1/4 cup chia seeds (183 calories)
                                • 1 cup unsweetened coconut milk (60 calories)
                                • 1/4 cup granola (83 calories)
                                • 1/4 cup strawberries, sliced or whole (13 calories)
                                • 1/4 cup blueberries (21 calories)

                                Directions:

                                Combine the chia seeds and coconut milk in a bowl or a mason jar the night before and leave it in the refrigerator until morning. Top with the granola and fresh berries.

                                16. Smoked salmon and cucumber wrap (276 calories)

                                  Wraps are such a perfectly portable food that can be used as a carbohydrate shell for some good old protein and veggies. You’ll get protein and healthy omega-3s when you choose wild salmon and a crunchy, vitamin and mineral-enriched burst of water when you add cucumber to it.

                                  Ingredients:

                                  • 1 small whole grain tortilla (90 calories)
                                  • 8 slices smoked salmon (128 calories)
                                  • 1 tablespoon cream cheese (50 calories)
                                  • 1/2 cup cucumber, chopped into cubes (8 calories)

                                  Directions:

                                  Spread the cream cheese over the tortilla using a knife. Place the salmon and the cucumber in the center. Wrap it up and serve.

                                  17. Egg and avocado salad with zucchini and tomatoes (360 calories)

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                                    For more of a low-carb breakfast option, you can still get tons of energy by combining healthy protein and fat from eggs and avocado with nutritious veggies like tomatoes and zucchini. All that fiber will compliment the protein and fat to keep you full and alert for hours.

                                    Ingredients:

                                    • 2 eggs, hard boiled (144 calories)
                                    • 1/2 California avocado (114 calories)
                                    • 1/2 cup raw zucchini, sliced (11 calories)
                                    • 10 cherry tomatoes (31 calories)
                                    • 1/2 tablespoon olive oil (60 calories)
                                    • salt and pepper to taste

                                    Directions:

                                    Slice the eggs in half (or into even smaller slices) and toss all ingredients together in a bowl.

                                    18. Apple cinnamon oatmeal with flaxseed (317 calories)

                                      Sometimes, you just can’t go wrong with oatmeal. Plain rolled oats made from heart-healthy whole grains don’t have any added sugars and are relatively quick to cook in the microwave. Flaxseed will give you some extra fiber and omega-3s (in the form of alpha-linolenic acid) while an apple with give you a burst of more plant-based nutrition and antioxidant power.

                                      Ingredients:

                                      • 1/3 cup plain whole grain rolled oats (127 calories)
                                      • 1 medium apple, sliced (95 calories)
                                      • 1 tablespoon ground flaxseed (37 calories)
                                      • 1 tablespoon pure maple syrup (52 calories)
                                      • 1 teaspoon ground cinnamon (6 calories)

                                      Directions:

                                      Cook the rolled oats with water according to the directions on the packaging. Stir in the flaxseed and top with the apple slices. Drizzle the maple syrup over it all and finish it off by sprinkling the cinnamon on top.

                                      19. Peanut butter, banana, and chocolate protein smoothie (371 calories)

                                        You can absolutely use chocolate as a healthy and a much needed pick-me-up in the morning. To keep it healthy, choose chocolate protein powder to fill you up and keep you going all the way until the late morning or lunchtime. The banana and peanut butter will give you that carb boost you need. It’s like dessert for breakfast!

                                        Ingredients:

                                        • 1 large ripe banana (121 calories)
                                        • 1 scoop chocolate whey protein isolate (120 calories)
                                        • 1 tablespoon natural peanut butter (100 calories)
                                        • 1 cup unsweetened almond milk (30 calories)
                                        • Ice cubes (optional)

                                        Directions:

                                        Place all ingredients in a blender and blend until smooth and creamy. Add optional ice (or even plain water) to get your desired texture.

                                        20. Homemade “Egg McMuffin” (364 calories)

                                          McDonald’s gets at least one thing right—its famous Egg McMuffin actually isn’t terribly unhealthy! Of course, you can make a healthier option by making one on your own using a whole grain bun or muffin and lean Canadian bacon. You could even add some veggies if you really wanted.

                                          Ingredients:

                                          • 1 whole grain English muffin (134 calories)
                                          • 1 slice cheddar cheese (113 calories)
                                          • 1 egg (72 calories)
                                          • 1 slice Canadian bacon (45 calories)

                                          Directions:

                                          Toast the muffin while you spray a pan with nonstick cooking spray to fry the egg. Place the cheese on one piece of the muffin, and then add the bacon and the egg on top of it. Place the other muffin piece on top to form a sandwich and enjoy!

                                          As long as you keep your portions under control and read the nutritional information on the ingredients that you plan to use for these awesome breakfast recipes, you really can’t go wrong. And best of all, they’re all pretty quick and easy to throw together when you’ve only got a few minute to finish getting ready, gather your things, and head out the door to be off on your day.

                                          Featured image credits: Greek yogurt with granola and apple, oat bran with blueberries, toast with avocado and egg, banana ginger smoothie, egg and bacon breakfast wrap, English muffin with smoked salmon, homemade trail mix, cottage cheese with fruit, quinoa with berries, veggie omelette, green smoothie, peanut butter banana wrap, spinach salad with egg and potatoes, protein pancakes, chia seed pudding, smoked salmon wrap, egg and avocado salad, apple cinnamon oatmeal, chocolate smoothie, egg muffin.

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                                          20 Spaghetti Squash Recipes For Anyone Who Is Looking For Delicious, Healthy Comfort Food

                                          20 Spaghetti Squash Recipes For Anyone Who Is Looking For Delicious, Healthy Comfort Food

                                          Spaghetti squash is similar to cucumber. It has a shell which is difficult to pierce and this hard flesh surrounds a hollow cavity filled with seeds. When you cook this vegetable, the squash flesh falls away from the inner cavity and only the reminiscent of spaghetti remains. You can get surprised and delighted to see how this vegetable transforms with cooking.

                                          It can act as a great substitute to pasta. It tastes as delicious as the traditional pasta and is equally satisfying but healthier. It is gluten free and contains many nutrients like vitamin A, potassium and folic acid.

                                          This incredible vegetable can be boiled, baked or steamed. And, a lot of recipes can be prepared with spaghetti squash as the chief ingredient. I’m sure the following recipes will make your mouth water.

                                          Breakfast

                                          1. Spiced Coconut Squash Breakfast Porridge

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                                            This unconventional porridge, prepared for breakfast, is a perfect dish to start your day. The ingredients include spaghetti squash, organic coconut milk, ginger, coconut flour, maple syrup, cinnamon, sea salt and vanilla extract. It has a comforting and creamy texture and is best served with fresh fruit topping. (Click here for recipe)

                                            2. Egg and Avocado Spaghetti Squash Boats

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                                              If you’re looking for a light, healthy, gluten free, vegetarian breakfast then avocado spaghetti squash boats is the best option. Besides chopping the squash, breaking the egg and slicing the avocado, this recipe doesn’t require much effort in its preparation. It tastes amazing with egg yolk and salsa and has a rich decadent texture. (Click here for recipe)

                                              3. Spaghetti Squash Frittata for One

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                                                This frittata, if prepared perfectly, can be an excellent choice for a healthy meal. It is a combination of lots of spaghetti squash, a few white eggs, some red pepper for color and texture, few onions and garlic for flavor, and some fresh herbs for brightness. This dish is usually served large in size and tastes great with tomato sauce and bean balls. (Click here for recipe)

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                                                4. Ingredient Spaghetti Squash Brunch

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                                                  It’s a fast and easy breakfast that contains a poached egg and feta on a pre-roasted pile of spaghetti squash bed. The yolk from the egg floods through the scraps of squash underneath. It almost tastes like an Italian pasta and the light crumble of feta adds more calcium and protein. (Click here for recipe)

                                                  5. Spaghetti Squash Hash Browns

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                                                    A very healthy take on hash browns in which spaghetti squash is used in place of potatoes and coconut oil in place of butter. This reduces stress, inflammation and starch, making it healthier than traditional hash browns. It helps lose water weight as well which is helpful for weight loss. The final product is fluffy on the inside but crispy on the outside. It is best served alongside some dippy eggs. (Click here for recipe and image source)

                                                    Lunch

                                                    6. Spaghetti Squash Chow Mein

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                                                      Spaghetti squash can not only replace Italian pasta but it can also replace the Chinese noodles. They are a delicious, satisfying dish, prepared by stirring and frying spaghetti squash with a rainbow of other vegetables along with a sweet smelling mixture of fish sauce, rice vinegar and soy. They are gluten free and grease free which makes them healthier. (Click here for recipe)

                                                      7. Parmesan Zucchini and Spaghetti Squash with Pine Nuts

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                                                        This dish is a marvelous combination of garlic, spaghetti squash, parmesan, toasted pine and zucchini nuts. It’s super healthy, gluten free, full of vegetables and delicious. Tossed with olive oil, this dish meets all the dietary needs and is perfect for light lunch. You can also add some chicken to increase protein.  (Click here for recipe)

                                                         8. Spaghetti Squash with Mushrooms Parmesan

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                                                          Though spaghetti squash provides low calories, you can add meaty mushroom and a good amount of parmesan cheese to increase the amount of calories. It’s a healthy, full of flavor, vegetarian dish, and has cheap and easy ingredients which you can find in market. The final product is yummy and satisfying and can make your lunch, perfect.  (Click here for recipe)

                                                           9. Spaghetti Squash with Vegan Fire-Roasted Tomato Cream Sauce

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                                                            A pile of roasted squash is flavored with a sauce made from five ingredients. The vegan fire-roasted tomato cream sauce is made from the mixture of tomatoes, cashews, basil, salt and water. This spicy sauce makes it more delicious and some small amount of basil adds fresh green color and flavor. (Click here for recipe)

                                                             10. Thai Peanut Spaghetti Squash

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                                                              Most of the dishes listed here are either Mexican or Italian. This recipe however will give you a fresh Asian feeling. To prepare this, all you need are spaghetti squash and peanut sauce, then by adding some ginger, lime and vinegar you’ll get one of the most delicious recipes. The texture of this dish reminds you of heavenly beaches in Thailand. (Click here for the recipe)

                                                              Dinner

                                                              11. Spaghetti Squash Comfort Bowl

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                                                                This is the perfect kind of bowl that you want to have on a cold evening, sitting on a couch and watching TV. You’ll enjoy its lightly steamed veggies, allspice beans, and the strands of squash as well. It feels creamy but doesn’t seem too heavy. It’s a great dish with intense indulgence, with our best spaghetti squash, the warm beans, and the comforting steamed veggies. (Click here for the recipe)

                                                                12. Spaghetti Squash Crust Pizza

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                                                                  As you already know, spaghetti squash is a great substitute for pasta, but this dish here shows how these chewy shreds can make a great stand-in for pizza. You can add anything like meat or veggies to the base which is bound with egg whites and flour. The end product is a great gluten free dish. (Click here for the recipe)

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                                                                  13. Spaghetti Squash Fried Rice

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                                                                    Spaghetti squash works as a good substitute to the cauliflower as the base of a fried rice. This recipe includes almost all of the usual ingredients of a fried rice. With green onions, eggs, peanut oil, and some garlic, this dish gives a unique texture that you can never find in your local restaurants. (Click here for the recipe)

                                                                     14. Roasted Garlic Spaghetti Squash Lasagna Boats

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                                                                      If you’re looking for something delicious for the winter evenings, you’ll get fond of these cheesy spaghetti squash boats. To lighten it up, it is filled with tomato sauce, cheese, chicken sausage, parmesan and ricotta. You can easily complete its arrangement ahead of time and bake it before dinner. (Click here for the recipe)

                                                                      15. Chicken Enchilada Stuffed Spaghetti Squash

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                                                                        This Mexican inspired dish has spaghetti squash as a serving bowl and inside it goes enchilada sauce, chicken, cheese, black beans and other veggies wrapped inside a corn tortilla blanket. You can also use spinach in place of the corn and black beans. Topped with sauce galore, this dish can be served as a family fun meal.  (Click here for the recipe)

                                                                        Dessert

                                                                        16. Sweet Spaghetti Squash Kugel with Apples and Raisins

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                                                                          If you can afford spaghetti squash, coconut sugar, some eggs and few other ingredients, then this dish must be your cheapest choice. This noodle is a delight in all seasons. The addition of some apples and raisins results in its fruity freshness. (Click here for the recipe)

                                                                          17. Spaghetti Squash Coconut Custard Pie

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                                                                            With the fine sweetness from vanilla extract and coconut, this dessert can be a great hit among guests. The spaghetti squash drowns in an egg batter to make it lighter than a cream pie. You can play and experiment with the ingredients and see surprising results.  (Click here for the recipe)

                                                                             18. Spaghetti Squash Cake With Cream Cheese Glaze

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                                                                              This desert will be a delicious treat to those who are a fan of carrot cake. Spaghetti squash is a vegetable with pleasant taste, lending fiber, potassium and vitamins. So, if you drape it in cream cheese frosting, you will end with this mouth- watering cake. This dessert has so many health benefits and is also great for a Thanksgiving dinner. (Click here for the recipe)

                                                                               19. Spaghetti Squash Kheer

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                                                                                Kheer is a rice pudding made by boiling rice with cow milk and sugar. But this type of kheer replaces boiling rice with noodles swapped out of spaghetti squash and cow milk with coconut milk. By pouring some ghee, you can add necessary richness in it. It is healthier than traditional kheer and can act as a great dessert for your evenings. (Click here for the recipe)

                                                                                 20. Cinnamon Spice Spaghetti Squash Cake

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                                                                                  By now, you must be surprised by the versatility of spaghetti squash. But your best surprise will probably come after you finish preparing this cake. This cake is a game changer. You’ll have the taste of lots of veggies like cinnamon, allspice maple syrup and ginger, all inside a single cake.  It’s a perfect treat for picky eaters. (Click here for the recipe)

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