Chow Mein is not really something that needs to be “lighten up”, but adding more veg, sure why not. Spaghetti squash is a funny vegetable. You put sauce on it or make au gratin with it. This recipe takes it to a whole new level.
I can’t take credit for this recipe. It is another Pintrest find and credit goes to the blog “Little bits of real food and real talk”.
Here’s the recipe
- 1 large spaghetti squash
- 1/4c soy sauce
- 3 cloves of garlic, minced
- 1tbsp brown sugar
- 2tsp fresh ginger, grated
- 1/4tsp pepper
- 2tbsp olive oil
- 1 medium onion, sliced
- 3 celery stalks sliced diagonally
- 2c cole slaw mix
Bake spaghetti squash (cut in half length wise with seeds scooped out) for 30-40 minutes in a 400 degree oven or your preferred method. (Crockpot and or microwave).When cooked the flesh will be tender. Take two forks and pull the flesh away from the shell. Set aside.
Mix the sauce together. (Soy sauce, ginger, sugar, garlic and pepper)
Heat the oil in a pan add the onion and celery, cook for a few minutes. About 4-5 minutes. Stir in the coleslaw mix and cook for about 1 min. Add in the spaghetti squash and sauce. Mix it until it is well combined. Serve right away.
This was a good meal. I found that it needed a little bit more flavour. I would alter it a little next time.