Sometimes I have foodie visions. This is my term for the moment when a random collaboration of ingredients convene in my brain and its seems as though there is nothing I can do to regain control of my thoughts… except of course, try out the random concoction … all the while hoping it doesn’t make me ralph.
My most recent foodie vision consisted of some of this:
What’s that, you ask? Good question! This lovely dinner concoction consisted of:
- 2 tbsp Trader Joe’s Original Hummus
- 2 ounces chopped grilled chicken
- 1 diced roma tomato
- 1 baby spaghetti squash
- Some red pepper flakes
Repulsed? Don’t go all eggplant on me yet!
First, I baked the spaghetti squash in a 425 degree oven for 25 minutes (since this was just a lil guy). Then I used a fork to scrape out the squash noodles.
Meanwhile, I sprayed a skillet with some cooking spray and tossed in the hummus to get it heating up:
Then I added the tomatoes and chicken:
Once everything was warmed through, I added the spaghetti squash and some red pepper flakes.
This was really tasty and simultaneously really weird 😯
Several times during the meal I got a faint reminder of macaroni and cheese which I found even weirder–but that gave me ANOTHER foodie vision I must try sometime soon…. Cheesy spaghetti squash! Stay tuned, folks!
Overall, I like this idea and I’m definitely going to play with it some more. I think wilted spinach would be a really nice addition and maybe a different flavor of hummus….. we shall see… we shall see.
Stats on the spaghetti squash/hummus concoction: 199 calories, 20g carbs, 6g fat, 14g protein, 5g fiber
CALL TO ACTION! Now that the weather is changing, I’ve been craving WARM lunches…. I am bored & I need inspiration for yummy/healthy WARM lunches to bring to work….. Any ideas?