Listen, we're all about your health kick. That wheatgrass shot looks delicious! But the key to a lasting change is making smart swaps where you can -- and knowing what favorite indulgences you'd be miserable without. Using spaghetti squash instead of pasta saves about 250 calories per serving, meaning a bit of bacon for flavor is NBD.
Quick Turkey Bolognese with Spaghetti Squash
Using spaghetti squash instead of pasta in this dish saves about 250 calories per serving.
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3 bacon slices, cut into 1/2-inch pieces
2 tablespoons extra-virgin olive oil
1 medium yellow onion, diced small
1 large carrot, diced small
2 small celery stalks, diced small
3 garlic cloves, minced
1 pound ground turkey breast or chicken breast
2 cups crushed tomatoes (from a 28-ounce can)
Red-pepper flakes (optional)
Coarse salt and ground pepper
6 cups Roasted Spaghetti Squash
Grated Parmesan, for serving
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1. In a large nonstick skillet, cook bacon over medium until crisp, 8 minutes. With a slotted spoon, transfer bacon to paper towels to drain. Add 1 tablespoon oil to skillet. Add onion, carrot, celery, and garlic and cook until vegetables are tender, 15 minutes. Transfer to a medium bowl.
2. Add 1 tablespoon oil and turkey to skillet and cook, breaking up meat with a wooden spoon, until almost cooked through, 5 minutes. Add bacon, vegetables, tomatoes, and pinch of red-pepper flakes, if using, to skillet and bring to a simmer; cook until turkey is cooked through and sauce is thickened, 5 minutes. Season with salt and pepper. Serve over spaghetti squash and sprinkle with Parmesan.
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Save this one for the weekend (but seriously, make it happen).