My heart was set on making stuffed shells, I bought all the ingredients and was ready to cook and then Erik shot me down. He reminded me of how terrible we’ve been eating and I couldn’t argue. So what’s the next best thing to pasta? A vegetable that tastes like pasta! And honestly it’s just as good as the real thing! I stuffed my spaghetti squash with Italian sausage and ricotta cheese and then layered it with mozzarella for a perfect winter dish and a healthy pasta alternative.
Healthy Tip to Survive the Holidays: Make smart substitutions and swap regular ingredients for half-fat alternatives. Practice making your favorite dishes a little healthier by using apple sauce for sugar or nut flours instead of regular.