Our team is on a low-carb kick this summer! From our Low-carb Steak Fajitas (1), to our Cauliflower Pizza (2), our chefs and nutritionists have perfected the art of low-carb. So, how did we go about creating our low-carb version of spaghetti and meatballs?
Let's talk about squash…
We substituted squash for wheat noodles to make this dish a gluten free, low carb alternative to the classic spaghetti and meatballs. As mentioned in a previous blog posting, eating in a Caloric deficit is necessary for weight loss (4), and spaghetti squash is a tremendous low Calorie alternative to pasta. A cup of cooked spaghetti squash contains only 42 Calories (5), whereas a cup of cooked wheat spaghetti pasta contains 225 Calories (6). So keep yourself shredded this summer with spaghetti squash.
Italian Style Turkey Meatballs!
No dish from Meals of Steel would be complete without a requisite protein source. Even just a Lean portion of our Spaghetti Squash and Meatballs dish will provide 35 grams of protein. This macronutrient plays a role in numerous physiological functions such as muscle growth, hormone production, and healthy skin (7). We even make our meatballs with gluten-free bread crumbs to keep the dish Celiac friendly!
The secret is in the sauce.
Marinara sauce can be dull, which is why we decided to go with arrabiata sauce for our spaghetti and meatballs! Arrabiata sauce is a tomato-based pasta sauce, with a kick! Fresh tomatoes, garlic, and dried red chili peppers make up this delicious sauce. Not only does our sauce add great flavor, it’s packed with micronutrients such as Vitamin A and Vitamin C (3).
Vinh holds a degree in Nutritional Science. Having learned the importance of maintaining a healthy diet, Vinh’s goal is to educate others on proper health and nutrition. When he’s not working for MOS, Vinh likes trying new foods, hitting the gym, and eating his vegetables like a good boy.