These delicious spaghetti squash burrito bowls are super healthy, loaded with fiber, and are dairy free, gluten free, and totally plant based (with a different option for meat lovers!).
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Healthy Spaghetti Squash Burrito Bowls
I love to eat with the seasons when foods are in their prime. I devour fresh berries in the summer, beet soup in the winter, and all kinds of squash in the fall, including spaghetti squash.
This mild tasting vegetable is super healthy and can be used in so many ways, including as a literal “bowl” for this spaghetti squash burrito bowls recipe I’ve created using a great selection of iHerb grocery products.
When roasted to perfection, the squash becomes a bowl filled with tender strands that resemble spaghetti, but are low carb and a great source of fibre and vitamins.
How To Cook Spaghetti Squash
To make this delicious recipe you’ll need to cook a spaghetti squash. If it’s your first time, there are a few methods to prepare spaghetti squash including baking or roasting in the oven, microwaving (if you are in a hurry!), or cooking in a slow cooker (or instant pot!). My preferred method is in the oven as it cooks and caramelizes the squash beautifully.
To cook spaghetti squash for the bowls in the oven you’ll follow these simple steps:
- Cut the squash in half from stem to end.
- Scoop out the seeds and soft middle.
- Season with salt and olive or avocado oil blend.
- Place halves on a baking sheet covered with parchment paper, cut side down.
- Roast at 400 degrees for 35 minutes in the oven.
Fillings For Spaghetti Squash Burrito Bowls
Making a burrito bowl using spaghetti squash leaves you with a lot of options for tasty fillings. Once your squash is roasted to perfection you simply scrape the inside of the squash with a fork to loosen the spaghetti-like strands from the outer shell to make the base of your burrito bowl, then top with your favorite burrito fillings.
For a healthy burrito bowl I used the following fillings in my recipe:
- Walnut taco “meat” (made with Now Foods raw walnuts, mushrooms, Eden Foods tamari soy sauce, and Simply Organic taco simmer sauce from iHerb)
- Cherry tomatoes
- Red cabbage
- Avocado (on top or on the side)
I also used Primal Kitchen Chipotle Lime mayonnaise from iHerb as a sauce to add a little more spice to my burrito bowls. This addition is totally optional but gives a great flavour to the bowls. If you aren’t into the mayo you could use homemade guacamole or sour cream instead!
Alternatives to Walnut Meat
To keep this recipe plant-based I decided to make a delicious homemade taco meat filling made from raw walnuts and mushrooms. Walnut meat is a great option for those who wish to incorporate more plant-based foods into their diet or who are vegetarian or vegan. It has a texture similar to ground beef and tastes amazing in these spaghetti squash burrito bowls.
If walnut meat isn’t your thing you can use any of these more “meaty” options instead:
- Ground chicken
- Ground beef
- Ground turkey
Whatever you decide, these spaghetti squash burrito bowls make a great dinner and leftovers for lunch. They are nutritious, filling, fun to whip up, and everyone can enjoy building their burrito bowl exactly how they want!
My iHerb Mini Grocery Haul
Aside from the specific ingredients I ordered to make these burrito bowls, I also grabbed a few other products from iHerb perfect for fall baking – Barney Butter Almond Flour, Simply Organic Pumpkin Spice, and Wholesome Organic Honey.
I’ve partnered with iHerb many times on the blog and I love their incredible selection and variety of products including tons of natural grocery items that are shipped from climate-controlled distribution centers to ensure high quality. They carry over 30,000 natural products that ship to over 180 countries so there is literally something for everyone.
I also love the convenience of ordering groceries online (hello to life with a baby!) and it’s great that iHerb has customer service available 24 hours a day (in 10 different languages). Shipping to Canada is fast and affordable, with several carrier options (DHL, UPS, and Landmark) and no surprise duties at the door!
If you haven’t yet tried iHerb you definitely need to and what’s more enticing than a discount! Click here to get a discount on your very own iHerb order and give these delicious spaghetti squash burrito bowls a try (or make one of your own favorite fall recipes!).
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Have a wonderful day!
Christal // NITK