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February is National Heart Health Month and the Nutrition Education Department is bringing you a delicious, healthy meal! This recipe is low in sodium and provides Vitamin B6 which is important for normal brain development and immune system health. We are making this recipe in the monthly senior classes and educating on the importance of a low sodium diet to reduce the risk of high blood pressure. This Italian Spaghetti Squash is a light alternative to traditional pasta and a fun winter vegetable to try out with your family! . . . .
1 spaghetti squash
2 Tbsp canola oil
1 onion, chopped
1 clove garlic, minced
1 (15 oz) can diced tomatoes, no salt added
3/4 cup mozzarella cheese
3 Tbsp sliced black olives
2 Tbsp dried basil .
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Preheat oven to 375 degrees Fahrenheit. Wash and dry outside of squash, place whole on a baking sheet, and roast for 50 minutes. Let cool about 30 minutes, cut in half, and scoop out seeds with spoon and discard. Scrape the spaghetti squash flesh out with a fork to create the "spaghetti" and place in a large bowl. Heat oil in a skillet over medium heat. Cook and stir onion in oil until tender. Add garlic; cook and stir until fragrant, 2 to 3 minutes. Stir in tomatoes and cook until tomatoes are warmed through. Toss the spaghetti squash with the vegetables, mozzarella cheese, olives, and basil. Serve warm.
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Serving Size: 1 cup
Servings per recipe: 6
110 calories per serving
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"Watt" a great way to end a month of being thankful. Today, @houstontexans @jjwatt stopped by the Houston Food Bank to visit with volunteers and see his Harvey fundraising efforts in action. Thank you again, JJ, for allowing us to be one of the JJ Watt Foundation recipients to rebuild our great city!