I know this recipe may seem basic, but I think most of us need an easy healthy chicken Alfredo spaghetti squash recipe, am I right?
I am all about the quick weeknight meals, so go ahead and judge me for not using homemade sauce.
This recipe throws me back to my Olive Garden days when I was a server through grad school. I definitely made a few meals out of breadsticks and Alfredo sauce while trying to work a full day at the hospital and serve tables at night to keep myself out of debt.
Anyway, I tried to upgrade this classic American Italian dish by increasing the veggies and adding a lean protein. By adding the extra veggies, I get some volume and micronutrients, making it much more filling and satisfying.
Easy Healthy Chicken Alfredo Spaghetti Squash Nutrition Info:
Chicken: lean protein source, low in saturated fat and good source of B vitamins. Chicken is also a food source containing niacin, phosphorus and selenium.
Broccoli: is high in many nutrients, including fiber, vitamin C, vitamin K, iron, and potassium. It also boasts more protein than most other vegetables.
Onions: are low in calories and full of flavor. Onions contain vitamin C, folate, vitamin B6, and potassium, which provide a number of benefits, including tissue growth and healing, antioxidant properties, immunocompetence (or you could say immune system strength instead), cardiovascular health, and more.
Mushrooms: fat-free, low-sodium, low-calorie, and cholesterol-free. They’re also packed with fiber and vitamins and minerals, including vitamin B5, riboflavin, niacin, and copper.
Spaghetti Squash: is low in calories but high in fiber, vitamin C, manganese, and vitamin B6. A great vegetable-based, low-calorie substitute for pasta, and just as filling!
Love spaghetti squash and ready to try a new recipe?