Craving spaghetti? Eat spaghetti.
There are tons of ways to enjoy spaghetti; whole wheat pasta, protein pasta, spaghetti squash, zucchini spirals for noodles, veggie pasta...the list goes on. Based on what your macros are like, you can fit in a yummy spaghetti dish. Also, all spaghetti dishes are not just noodles and tomato sauce. You can add whatever the heck you want to it.
One of my favorite recipes includes ground beef, baby bella mushrooms, green bell peppers, onions and garlic. Topped on some protein pasta noodles when I have high carbs, and a tomato and basil pasta sauce. If I don't have the high carbs, I will substitute zucchini or spaghetti squash "veggie" noodles. Some other options to change could be ground turkey for ground beef; leaner ground beef; other veggies instead of bell peppers; topping with Parmesan cheese...the world is your oyster, it's your job to figure out how you want to eat it. ;)
The recipe, directions and macros for the featured picture is below. I would love to know if you tried this recipe out or if you have other suggestions for different ways to make spaghetti!
One of my MANY Spaghetti Recipes...
2.5 oz Barilla Protein Plus Spaghetti Noodles
3.5 oz Ground Beef 85% Lean/15% Fat
100 grams Bertolli Tomato & Basil Pasta Sauce
100 grams Sliced Baby Bella Mushrooms
95 grams Chopped Green Bell Peppers
50 grams Chopped Yellow Onions
1/2 diced garlic clove
In a pot of boiling water, place pasta in water with salt and boil until tender. In a saute pan, cook ground beef with onions and garlic and any seasoning (salt & pepper, Italian, whatever is your preference) until half way cooked, then add in mushrooms and bell peppers, until peppers are tender. When pasta is cooked, strain water, place in pan with the beef and veggies mixture, and add pasta sauce, stir to warm sauce. When all mixed and warm, serve! If you have the extra macros to add some Parmesan cheese, do it!
Macros for my recipe (minus the Parmesan cheese...I didn't have the macros for this):