if you are on cycle 3, you may add a few whole wheat spaghetti noodles
to this dish, as a GARNISH. This dish is also good when paired with
spaghetti squash (allowed on cycle 2).
Ingredients (serves 2-3)
1/3 package of ground turkey
1/4 tsp dried garlic chips
1/4 medium sized onion, finely chopped
italian basil-oregano tomato paste
1/4 head cauliflower, finely chopped (you can put more cauliflower in the dish if you like, up to 1/2 head)
1 can tomato sauce
packaged coleslaw mix
1. Brown ground turkey with garlic and chopped onion in a deep saute pan (I use a nonstick wok for this dish).
Stir in finely chopped cauliflower (you may also add chopped green bell
peppers if you wish) and saute for 5-10 minutes til the cauliflower
picks up a little color.
3. Stir in 1/4 small can of tomato paste
(or approximately 2 tablespoons) and mix thoroughly. Add in 1 large (16
oz.) can of tomato sauce. Here, you may add additional dry spices
(oregano, basil, black pepper) if you prefer a spicier flavor to your
4. If you are on cycle 3, you may boil up a few whole wheat
spaghetti noodles per person for this dish. It is not necessary
though, if you are on cycles 1 or 2 or are eating after 2 pm.
Fill a deep pasta bowl with 3/4 cup of shredded coleslaw mix. Top with
a generous scoop of turkey marinara, and garnish with whole wheat pasta
(if applicable for your cycle) or fresh arugula and fat free parmesan cheese.
Original recipe with photo is available at http://www.facebook.com/SharingDietRecipes
Spaghetti is my “go to” meal when I am tight on time and I need to get an easy dinner for the family. We don’t have it often so everyone loves it. I was really tight on time and exhausted so I used this idea and cooked up ground turkey and added store bought sauce. Yes, it has a bit of sugar added, but I needed something quick. I then used the turkey pasta sauce over the angle hair coleslaw. It was great! Who would have guessed that it would be so good! Even my kids liked it, but they like eveything.
Spagetti squash is allowed cycle 1, it’s in a cycle 1 menu.
Spaghetti Squash is C2. See p 66 of the book.