Over the past several months, I’ve really gotten into cooking a lovely lunch every day. Working from home, it’s a luxury that I am truly grateful for. Now, not to share my super glamorous behind-the-scenes details, but it’s not uncommon for me to be cooking while I’m on a conference call. Yep, I can slice an onion and do business at the same time. Now, that’s multitasking!
When I come up with something new and fabulous during the workday, it’s so fun! It’s a little break from my busy schedule (even if I end up eating at my desk.) It’s a little moment where I can be creative and express myself during the day (while fueling myself for the remainder of the day.) You guys, this recipe stole my heart this week. Now, if only I had another spaghetti and meatballs… I’d be eating this again tomorrow!
I’ve never used spiralized carrots in a “noodle” dish until now, and I tell ya… these are officially a staple in my home. They pair extremely well with pasta sauce. They’re not too sweet, and I feel like I’m adding some great nutrients to my lunch. Not only did I add half a package of the Trader Joe’s Carrot Spirals to this dish, but I also added sautéed spinach more than doubling the size of the original meal. And, the flavor addition was incredible.
Spaghetti and Meatballs and all the Veggies
1 package Jenny Craig Spaghetti and Meatballs
1 1/2 cup spiralized carrots (I used Trader Joe’s Carrot Spirals)
1 1/2 cup raw spinach
3 Tbsp. diced red onion
1 tsp. minced garlic
crushed red peppers, optional
1. Add your carrots into saute pan coated with cooking spray. Cook at medium heat until tender, stirring frequently. Add spinach, onions, and garlic. Saute for several minutes until spinach is wilted.
2. Cook your spaghetti and meatballs in the microwave, per package instructions. Add to skillet and combine well.
3. Plate and enjoy! Top with crushed red peppers, if you like it spicy… which I do.
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