Hummus + Spaghetti Squash

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:

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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:

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Then I added the tomatoes and chicken:

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Once everything was warmed through, I added the spaghetti squash and some red pepper flakes.

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Presto!

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This was really tasty and simultaneously really weird 😯     

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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?

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6 Comments

  1. You kill me! I love the “ralph” link–hahahahaha! I love spaghetti squash too but haven’t made it past the traditional red sauce yet. You go girl!!!

  2. Mary! I’ve missed you!! You never fail to have the most delicious looking meals! That also look incredibly easy to cook nonetheless!

    I was thinking of buying butternut squash (already chopped up and peeled!) Not sure what to make with it? I’m looking for hot meals as well but it’s kinda had when you’re limited to a microwave at work! I would LOVE a tuna melt some days but we don’t have one of those normal toaster ovens. We have the one that rotates around.