Tuesday, July 17, 2012

Pasta Substitute

Do you guys like broccoli slaw? I had heard about it around the blogs, and bought some several months ago. I added it to my salad and HATED it! YUCK! It just wasn't my thing.I thought my days with broccoli slaw were over.

Hubby has been wanting me to make spaghetti for two weeks, but pasta is one of my trigger foods. I lose all control when it comes to pasta. There is no moderation for me...I always want More, More, More!!!! I needed a pasta substitute! I have posted before about spaghetti squash, and it is okay, but I needed something a bit quicker ( I don't like the spaghetti squash in the microwave.)

I hit the store following my workout this afternoon to pick up a small pack of spaghetti. My plan was to make noodles for him and have my sauce over broccoli. I was in the produce area picking up some bell peppers when I got the idea to try sauteing the broccoli slaw and using it as a pasta substitute. IT WAS PERFECT!!! Have you guys tried this before?!?  I googled sauteed broccoli slaw after dinner and found several recipes similar  to the way I prepared it (cooked with a bit of olive oil and garlic). I also added a bit of shredded cheese on top stirred in with my marinara sauce and it was a perfect meal :)


  1. What a great idea! I will try it myself soon. I have to watch carbs, too, plus my son is on a gluten-free diet. Thanks for the tip. I look forward to catching up with your blog, I'm a new reader/follower.

  2. Wait, say what?! What a great idea!

    I love spaghetti squash, but like you I dislike it in the microwave and it takes too long for me during the week.
    I must try this!