Spaghetti Squash and Meatball Bake is something I threw together on the fly last weekend and it came out perfectly! If you’re looking for an easy dish to take to a Labor Day cookout this weekend, look no further. It’s playful, healthy, fun and delicious! I LOVE meatballs!
This recipe is also great for those cooking for only one or two people. It’s challenging to be inspired to cook healthy, whole food meals if it’s just for you or for you and one other person. This recipe is great because first of all, it doesn’t require much hands-on time. Secondly, it’s chock-full of nutrients from the veggies and the grass-fed beef. It also heats up nicely for leftovers. If you’re cooking for more than two people, just double or triple the recipe.
I always use grass-fed beef. Grass-fed beef is lower in calories, higher in Omega-3 fatty acids and Vitamin E than that of feedlot-raised animals that have been fed grains. Studies have also shown that it is one of the richest sources of conjugated linoleic acid which may be a potent defense against cancer. Because of the quality of the fat, I never drain grass-fed beef. Use grass-fed beef to make sure you’re getting the most nutrient bang for your buck!
Feel free to experiment with your own version of spices and seasoning for the meatballs. Cooking is creative and it’s fun to try different things! If you make this recipe, let me know in the comments below. I’d love to hear about it.
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Have a great Labor Day weekend!