This faux spaghetti recipe is fully Low Carb Paleo approved. Additionally, the low carb paleo spaghetti is diabetes friendly. :)
- All Low Carb Real Food ingredients.
- Fully Paleo Approved and Diabetes Friendly
Note: This is NOT like some ‘low carb’ recipes that use highly processed ingredients that spike blood sugars, this recipe is guaranteed low glycemic. However, since your ingredients may differ, always test your blood sugars.
Just look at the picture above, is that NOT gorgeous!?! Yes, I am partial…but I know it tastes better than it looks!! :)
Low Carb Spaghetti
Step 1 – String the Summer Squash
You just can’t get lower carb than this. Summer squash as the noodles!! = #Winning! :)
Using a Mandolin “slicer” simply remove the outer skin from the Summer Squash. I usually “cut” down to the pulp / seeds (which I do not use). Set the squash aside on a plate and place in the refrigerator, uncovered.
If you don’t have a mandolin stringer, there are various ‘vegetable spiralizers‘ on sale at Amazon.
Step 2 – Make the Low Carb Paleo Chili!
Yes, that’s right… I said chili!!
Brown your favorite meat. Ground beef or sausage is of course fine but minced meat makes a nice change of pace, or slice up your favorite fatty cuts. :)
This time I used ground beef and sausage combined but I usually adapt my Low Carb Chili recipe. The chili recipe works great as is but I will add more oregano and other Italian spices.
Step 3 – Cook Summer Squash (optional)
Add the Summer Squash strings to a pot with two tablespoons of melted butter and several garlic cloves. I’m a fan of garlic, I’ll often use a whole head or bulb of garlic. Let that simmer while the chili is cooking.
Note: This makes a great side dish to ANY meal. The squash strings, cooked in butter and garlic, OMG!! It’s so good. :)
Step 4 – Add the Summer Squash Strings to the Chili
If you cooked the squash strings separately in butter, then it’s best to add the spaghetti to individual plates and spoon the chili on top of the squash strings.
If you did not cook the squash strings separately, you’ll need to add the squash and let them cook about 15 minutes in the chili.
Either method makes a DELICIOUS meal!
My favorite though is cooking the noodles or strings separately. <3
I LOVE spicy foods, so I added Slap Ya Mama, Paprika and Parmesan cheese. Check it out below, DOES THIS LOOK FABULOUS!!! or what???? :)
I included one last picture (below) so you could see the texture of the “noodles” … it truly is “just like” spaghetti. AND summer squash is ONLY 8 grams of carbs… PER CUP.
Much much less than the highly processed wheat varieties….AND MUCH BETTER FOR YOU! :)
Low Carb Paleo Spaghetti is Diabetes Friendly
Expand you mind and your palate.
Learn to play with your food!! Haha, at least in the preparation and spicing. :)
This recipe is a great ‘alternative’ to the glutenous, blood sugar spiking version.
The glutenous, blood sugar spiking spaghetti benefits Monsanto, Big Food, Big Pharma and the Medical Industry. This low carb paleo spaghetti is diabetes friendly and benefits YOU the diabetic.
It uses only real food, low carb, nutritious ingredients.