Although I love all things carbohydrates I notice a huge difference in my digestion when I cut the wheat and gluten-y ones out.  But I am always on the hunt for a good replacement for some of my favourite recipes.  Lasagna has always been a comfort food for me.  My Dad made a mean lasagna and I requested it every single time I came home from University.

Here is a great alternative recipe posted by one of my favourite trainers.  I have added my only little additions to up the protein.  Enjoy!

Spaghetti squash lasagna and broccolini

  • 1 spaghetti squash (but in half and scoop out the seeds)
  • 1 tablespoon extra-virgin olive oil
  • 1 bunch broccolini, chopped
  • 4 cloves garlic, minced
  • 1/4 teaspoon crushed red pepper
  • 2 tablespoons water
  • 1 cup shredded part-skim mozzarella cheese, divided
  • 1/4 cup shredded Parmesan cheese, divided
  • 3/4 teaspoon Italian seasoning
  • 1/2 teaspoon salt
  • 1/4 teaspoon ground pepper
  • Optional additions: cumin, chopped tomatoes, black beans
  1. Preheat your oven to 450 °F.
  2. Place squash cut-side down in a microwave-safe dish; add 2 tablespoons water. Microwave, uncovered, on High until the flesh is tender, about 10 minutes. (Alternatively, place squash halves cut-side down on a rimmed baking sheet. Bake in a 400 °F oven until the squash is tender, 40 to 50 minutes.)
  3. While the squash is cooking heat the oil in a large pan. Add broccolini, garlic and red pepper (you can also add a little cumin, black beans, and chopped tomatoes; cook, stirring frequently, for 2 minutes. Add water and cook, stirring, until the broccolini is tender, 3 to 5 minutes more. Transfer to a large bowl.
  4. Use a fork to scrape the squash from the shells into the bowl. Place the shells in a broiler-safe baking pan or on a baking sheet. Stir 3/4 cup mozzarella, 2 tablespoons Parmesan, Italian seasoning, salt and pepper into the squash mixture. Divide it between the shells; top with the remaining 1/4 cup mozzarella and 2 tablespoons Parmesan.
  5. Bake on the lower rack for 10 minutes. Move to the upper rack, turn the broiler to high and broil, watching carefully, until the cheese starts to brown, about 2 minutes.Dig in!  My little dude loves this one because he gets to eat out of boats!