When the hubs and I first started the Dukan Diet, we immediately began researching carb alternatives. Giving up bread, potatoes and rice was going to be tough, so we wanted to have a few options for the Cruise Phase.
Two months into the Dukan Diet, our favorite starch alternative BY FAR is spaghetti squash. Besides the fifteen minute sawing, spaghetti squash is easy to cook and goes with many other Dukan Diet staples. For this recipe, I paired the spaghetti squash with homemade marinara sauce and low-fat turkey sausage.
- 2 small cans of tomato paste
- 1/2 tsp garlic paste or minced garlic to taste
- 1 tsp sweetener
- Salt, pepper and Italian seasoning to taste
- 1 package pre-cooked low-fat turkey sausage
- 1 medium spaghetti squash
Preheat the oven at 375 degrees. Cut the spaghetti squash in half, spray with spray butter or PAM spray, and place face-down on a baking sheet. Bake for 40 minutes.
Meanwhile, mix the tomato paste, garlic, sweetener and spices in a small pot over medium heat. If the turkey sausage you purchased is uncooked, chop and cook on the stove, then add to the tomato sauce once cooked. If precooked, cut sausage in bite-sized pieces and warm in the tomato sauce.
After the spaghetti squash is done baking, pull it out of the oven. Use a fork to scrape the inside of the squash, creating "spaghetti" strips.
Serve and enjoy!