This Spaghetti Squash with Creamy Lemon Garlic Sauce is a nice break from the popular dairy-free cauliflower alfredo sauce and has a tangy taste of lemon.
It’s a naturally gluten-free dish since it’s made with spaghetti squash instead of traditional pasta (which you could also use if you didn’t like spaghetti squash or need gluten-free).
The creamy lemon garlic sauce is super easy to make in a matter of minutes with a Vitamix.
And, if you need to know how to cook a spaghetti squash, just visit my post “How To Make Spaghetti Squash Pasta“…it’s really easy too.
This is also a clean, light dish that’s made with only a few simple ingredients that you probably already have on hand.
Completely opposite from a typical heavy traditional pasta dish covered with a very unhealthy sauce.
Here’s the 54 ingredient list for a similar store-bought creamy pasta sauce:
Prego Homestyle Alfredo Sauce
Ingredients: WATER, BUTTERCREAM (CREAM, WATER, SALT), CHEESE PARMESAN (MILK PART SKIM, CULTURE, SALT, ENZYMES, MILK, CULTURE, SALT ENZYMES), ENZYMES MODIFIED, WHEAT ENRICHED BLEACHED FLOUR, EGGS (EGGS YOLKS, SALT, PHOSPHOLIPASE), CORN STARCH MODIFIED, SOYBEANS OIL, CONTAINS 2% OR LESS OF THE FOLLOWING: (SALT, CHEESE ROMANO [MILK PART SKIM COW’S, CULTURE, SALT, ENZYMES] SUGAR, WHEY DEHYDRATED, DISODIUM PHOSPHATE DIHYDRATE, GRANULAR, AND CHEESE PARMESAN [MILK PARK SKIM, CULTURE, SALT, ENZYMES, MILK, CULTURE, SALT, ENZYMES], XANTHAM GUM, MONOSODIIUM GLUTAMATE, GARLIC, SPICES, FLAVORING [FLAVORING] YEAST EXTRACT, CHEESE CHEDDAR [MILK, CULTURE, SALT, ENZYMES], SODIUM PHOSPHATE, WINE, ENZYMES, CARAMEL COLOR, DISODIUM PHOSPHATE, MILK FAT ANHYDROUS, SULFUR, SULFUR DIOXIDE) (source)
FoodFacts.com rating: “F”
It’s a jar full of GMO (genetically modified organism) dairy, MSG (monosodium glutamate), refined sugar, refined salt and preservatives.
And homemade creamy lemon garlic sauce recipes are full of dairy products with the typical ingredients containing: 1/4 CUP BUTTER, 1/2 CUP HEAVY WHIPPING CREAM, 4 OUNCES CREAM CHEESE and PARMESAN CHEESE
This healthy version is vegan, gluten-free, dairy-free and paleo-friendly too!
Want more healthy meal and entree recipes? Check out Vegan Italian Spaghetti Squash Bake, Clean Eating Zucchini Boats with Creamy Garlic Sauce, Creamy Red Lentil and Kale Soup or my Clean Eating eCookbook with an entire chapter of 20 healthy, clean eating meal and entree recipes you will love!
5 Fast Facts About Spaghetti Squash:*
- excellent anti-oxidant
- contains anti-inflammatory agents
- 1 cup contains 214.1% DV of vitamin A
- 1 cup contains 22.9% DV of fiber
- 1 cup contains 19% DV of magnesium
5 Fast Facts About Cashews:*
- packed with dietary fiber
- rich in “heart friendly” mono-saturated fatty acids
- rich source of minerals
- high in magnesium and copper
- excellent source of antioxidants
5 Fast Facts About Lemons:*
- extremely alkaline
- blood purifier
- excellent for detoxification
- balances blood sugar levels
- contains powerful anti-bacterial properties
5 Fast Facts About Garlic:*
- regulates blood sugar levels
- lowers high blood pressure
- contains anti-bacterial and analgesic properties
- helps to lower cholesterol levels
5 Fast Facts About Himalayan Pink Salt:*
- contains 84 minerals
- unrefined, unprocessed, raw
- promotes stable pH balance in cells
- controls water levels in the body
- aids digestion and facilitates better nutrient absorption
*These statements have not been evaluated by Food and Drug Administration. This information is not intended to diagnose, treat, cure or prevent any disease.
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Tip #1: Adjust the amount of seasonings to your preference.
Tip #2: This recipe will make approximately 2 servings.
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