It seems to be the trend these days. Everywhere I look I see terms like “Paleo” and “Whole 30” and “AdvoCare” and “Eat Clean.” Now, don’t get me wrong, eating real, whole foods is an absolutely fabulous trend to follow, I just hope it sticks around unlike these other fad phases!
Since I like trends – I’m going to blame my trend-lovin’ ways on that little shopping habit I have ;) – I’m here to share a clean recipe full of vegetables and lean protein with you today.
Don’t y’all go running for the hills now that you know today is about eating healthy. This recipe is flavorful and in addition to being full of nutrients, it’s my new favorite recipe!
Pesto Spaghetti Squash Casserole
Nutrient-dense spaghetti squash, Brussels sprouts, mushrooms and garlic mix with rich pesto and lean chicken breast and eggs to create a dinner your family will ask for again and again.
Pesto Spaghetti Squash Casserole (Adapted from Canada Girl Eats Paleo)
- 1 spaghetti squash, cooked and shredded
- 1 lb chicken breast, cut into 1/2 inch cubes
- 2 TBSP olive oil
- 8 ounces mushrooms, chopped
- 1 large onion, chopped
- 1 cup Brussels sprouts, quartered
- 2 TBSP chopped garlic, about 3 cloves
- 8 ounces pesto (I like Trader Joe’s)
- 3/4 cup almond milk
- 4 eggs
- 2 TBSP dried basil
Preheat oven to 400 degrees and spray a large baking pan with non-stick spray. In a non-stick skillet, heat chicken and olive oil over medium heat until chicken is browned but not fully cooked. Add in mushrooms, onion, Brussels sprouts and garlic and saute until chicken is fully cooked and vegetables have slightly browned. Combine chicken mixture with spaghetti squash in a large bowl. Mix in pesto, eggs and milk and spoon mixture into baking pan. Sprinkle top with dried basil and bake for 45-55 minutes, until edges and top have browned. Allow to cool for 5 minutes before serving. Enjoy!
What makes this recipe even better is that the leftovers are just as good (if not better!) as when the casserole is piping hot from the oven.
Are you on the clean eating bandwagon? Obviously!
Can someone explain the difference between Whole 30 and Paleo to me? I haven’t done much research on my own but I’m curious.