As a freelance writer, my work days vary. Yesterday I worked from dawn to dusk, so I have the day off today. This means I’m hanging out on the couch, binge watching episodes of Chopped, chugging water, and stuffing my face. Days like this are perfect because I have time to cook! And lucky for all of you, I got a little creative with a Spaghetti Squash.
- Spaghetti Squash
- 1 Red Onion
- Grape Tomatoes
- 1 Avocado
- Brown Sugar or Nutmeg (I prefer Brown Sugar)
- Preheat oven to 450
- Cut the two end pieces off your squash and cut it once down the middle. Scrape out some of the insides (enough to remove the seeds)
- Once the oven is preheated, place your two pieces of squash on a baking sheet and drizzle with a little Olive Oil. Cook for about 20 minutes.
- Chop up your red onion and cut your grape tomatoes into halves and then those halves into halves. So you should have 4 pieces of one tomato when you’re done.
- Add a little Olive Oil to a pan and add your spinach, onion, and tomatoes. Cook on medium heat, constantly mixing until spinach appears cooked.
- Cut up your avocado into chunks
- Once the Spaghetti Squash is done, use a fork and scrape it against the squash to get the spaghetti part. Add your mixture into the squash, and add a little brown sugar or Nutmeg. (The first half I used Nutmeg, and while it is flavorful, I feel the brown sugar mixes better with the squash).
Spaghetti Squash is full of vitamins A and C, which is going to help protect your skin against free radical damage, and the vitamin C will help with collagen production. Tomatoes also contain both vitamins A and C. Tomatoes are also known for helping the skin retain moisture, which is great for the cold weather we’ll have coming in the next couple of month; prepare now!
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“32 Amazing Benefits And Uses Of Tomatoes For Skin, Hair And Health.” STYLECRAZE. Arshi Ahmed, n.d. Web. 27 Oct. 2015.