It's not very often that I share recipes on my blog but I think this one deserves it's own post. I have been dying for some Buffalo Chicken dip, but now that Joby and I are trying to be healthy those cravings are not going to be filled. I was on Pinterest looking for some ideas for dinner when I came across one for Buffalo Chicken Spaghetti Squash.
After reading through the post, I decided I could lighten it up and hopefully still end up with a tasty meal. It made enough for Joby and I to eat dinner and have enough for lunch tomorrow. Let's just say it was delish!
The ingredients are all listed below in a screen shot from My Fitness Pal! It was really a very easy recipe. First I started by cutting 2 Squash and de-seeding them. After a light brushing with olive oil I placed them face down on a cookie sheet and baked them for 40 minutes at 400 degrees. You can cook them faster in a microwave, I just don't like to.
While the squash roasted, I boiled 5 chicken breast tenderloins on the stove. Once done, I drained the pot and shredded the meat.
After 40 minutes I shredded the squash with a fork and put it all into a mixing bowl. To that I added:
1 Cup of Daisy 2% Cottage Cheese
1/2 Cup of Franks Red Hot Sauce
1 packet Hidden Valley Ranch packet
Shredded Chicken Breast tenderloins
I mixed it all up really good and then scooped the mixture equally among the 4 empty squash shells.
These filled squash were put back into my 400 degree oven for about 10 minutes before I sprinkled some shredded cheddar cheese on top. They went back into the oven for another 5 minutes to get everything bubbly and melted!
This made for a really satisfying and healthier version of Buffalo Chicken dip. Joby and I were both only able to eat half of our squash. I am super stoked that tomorrow I have my lunch already planned and I know it's going to be really tasty!
According to the picture below each 1/2 of the squash comes in at a little under 500 calories each. I paired mine with a Cherry Limeade Nuun and for dessert I will be enjoying a Quest Nutrition Bar with some yogurt. All in all, this is a much healthier option for myself and Joby to enjoy!
QOTD: What is your favorite way to use Spaghetti Squash??