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Are you reducing or eliminating grains and looking for some really delicious recipes?  Then this healthy spaghetti squash burrito bowl is just what you’re looking for!

I know what it’s like to try and find new recipes and hope that they’re good, it’s not always easy.  A while back I read somewhere ( but I can’t remember where….) that all you need to do to make big changes in your kitchen (and health!) is add 10 new recipes.

This is a recipe that you will want to add to your list for sure.  The healthy spaghetti squash burrito bowl is easy, delicious, and kid approved!

Healthy Burrito Bowl

What You Need:

  1.  1 medium to large spaghetti squash
  2.  1 Tbsp. oil
  3.  1/4 cup chopped onion
  4. 1/2 cup chopped bell pepper
  5.  1 lb. hamburger
  6.  1 packet of burrito (or taco) seasoning
  7.  1/2 cup corn
  8. 1/2 cup black beans
  9. 1/2 cup of salsa
  10.  1 cup shredded Monterrey Jack cheese

What To Do:

  1.  Heat oven to 375 degrees
  2.  Cut spaghetti squash lengthwise and scrape out the seeds
  3.  Use 1/2 Tbsp. of oil and rub on the inside of the spaghetti squash.  Place face down on a baking sheet or pan and put into oven.  Bake 35-40 minutes or until spaghetti squash strands are tender.
  4. While the squash is baking begin cooking and assembling other ingredients
  5.  Put the remaining oil in a pan along with the onion and pepper and saute for about 5 minutes.  Add hamburger and cook until done.
  6.  Add the burrito (or taco) seasoning to the hamburger (along with a little water) and simmer on low.
  7.  After the spaghetti squash is done, let it sit for a few minutes and then scoop about half of the insides out.  Put aside.  Then in the spaghetti squash “bowl” layer the hamburger, corn, black beans, salsa, and sprinkle cheese.
  8. Next, put a think layer of spaghetti squash and repeat previous layers until bowl is full.  Sprinkle the remaining cheese on top and put back into the oven for about 5 minutes.
  9.  Repeat the process for the other side of the squash
  10. Top with your favorite toppings and enjoy!

Other Possibilities

This recipe is delicious just as it is, no toppings or variations needed.  But, if you want to spice it up you could add jalapeno peppers or hot sauce to give you a little kick.

Another delicious variation would be to use chicken instead of hamburger.

This recipe can also be made without meat for a delightful vegetarian meal.

Feel free to leave any ingredients out if there are food allergies or intolerance, or add different ingredients to make a healthy burrito bowl just how you like it!  The possibilities are endless!

Printable Recipe

Spaghetti Squash Burrito Bowl

Spaghetti Squash Burrito Bowl

A delicious gluten-free and grain-free lunch or dinner option!

Ingredients

  • 1 medium-large spaghetti squash
  • 1 Tbsp. oil (avocado or coconut are good high heat oils)
  • 1/4 cup chopped onion
  • 1/2 cup chopped red (or green) bell pepper
  • 1 lb. hamburger (optional)
  • 1 packet burrito (or taco) seasoning (my favorite is from Simply Organic)
  • 1/2 cup corn (optional)
  • 1/2 cup black beans
  • 1/2 cup salsa
  • 1 cup Monterrey Jack cheese-shredded

Instructions

     Heat oven to 375 degrees

 Cut spaghetti squash in half lengthwise and scoop out the seeds

  •  Use 1/2 Tbsp. of coconut, avocado, or olive oil and rub on the inside of the spaghetti squash.  Place face down on a baking sheet or pan and put in the oven.

  •  While the squash is baking, begin cooking and assembling the other ingredients.

    Put the remaining oil in a pan along with the onion and pepper.  Saute until for a few minutes and then add the hamburger.

    Add the burrito (or taco) seasoning to the hamburger and cook for a few more minutes.

    After the spaghetti squash is done let it sit a few minutes, then scrape some of the insides out and set aside.  Then, in the spaghetti squash "bowl" add a thin layer of hamburger, corn, black beans, salsa, and sprinkle shredded cheese.

     Next, put a think layer of spaghetti squash and repeat previous layers until the bowl is full.  When full, sprinkle the top with cheese and place back in the oven for an additional 5 minutes.

    Repeat the assembly process for the other side or bowl of squash.

     Top with your favorite toppings such as guacamole or sour cream (or even nothing at all!) and serve.

  •  Enjoy!!

 

 

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Did you try this recipe or one like it?  Let me know!  I would love to hear how you customized your spaghetti squash burrito bowl!

I have a background in natural health and homeopathy, have been a licensed massage therapist for over 14 years, and have a degree in Human Services.  But most importantly, I am a wife and mom.

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