Chicken Alfredo on top of Spaghetti Squash
Lately I have been trying to start networking with fellow bloggers and have been finding some new meal ideas in the process. This is one was inspired by a recipe shared by instagramer @mypaleoishlife. It looked absolutely delicious and I loved the idea by using spaghetti squash along with chicken alfredo! I just used a simple alfredo sauce instead of his Better than Alfredo Cauliflower Cashew sauce. Last night I finally had a chance to try it and it turned out great!
1 lb of Chicken Tenderloins
1 tbsp of Olive Oil
Spices to Taste: Garlic Powder, Onion Powder, Rosemary, Parsley, Oregano, Salt & Pepper
2 cups of Heavy Cream
1/2 cup of Grated Parmesan Cheese
1/2 cup of Shredded Italian Cheese Mix
1/2 tsp of Parsley
1/2 tsp of Oregano
1/4 tsp of Garlic Powder
1 medium Spaghetti Squash
Preheat oven to 375 degrees. Poke holes in spaghetti squash and place in oven for 1 hour to 1 1/2 hours. Once spaghetti squash can be cut easily pull out and let cool off. While the spaghetti squash is baking, place 1 tbsp of olive oil in large skillet and set to medium heat. Place raw chicken tenderloins in large skillet. Sprinkle on spices to taste and turn chicken until cooked through. I like to add a little bit of water while I cook the chicken so it doesn’t dry out. Place cooked chicken onto plate and save the large skillet for later.
Pour heavy cream into sauce pan. Stir in Parmesan cheese and Italian cheese. Add spices to taste. I kept it on a low to medium heat for a couple minutes and constantly stirred until sauce thickened. Once sauce has thickened remove from heat.
Now that the spaghetti squash has cooled off, cut in half lengthwise and remove the seeds. Scoop the squash meat and place in the large skillet. Stir until the squash meat has been coated with the leftover spices and juices. You can place the spaghetti squash on a plate or in a bowl and top with the alfredo sauce and chicken. Yum!
Now that the rain has finally subsided in our area, we have finally been able to start getting back to a normal routine. It had been over a week since we’ve been able to take a walk so we finally got a chance to do that this weekend. We even got to take a trip to see my friend’s farm critters, which my son absolutely loves! As for Baby Girl, she is still doing great! Only about two and a half more weeks to go! I can’t wait! I can’t wait to meet her; I can’t wait to have my body back . . . hahaha! My wonderful sister-in-law took my maternity pictures for me last week. They turned out so good! I’m so excited that I want to show you a sneak peek!
Aren’t they adorable?!? After I deliver Baby Girl, I would like to share with you some of the ways that I helped this delivery naturally. When I had my son, his heart rate was in distress during most of my labor so I wasn’t able to do a lot other than lay on the bed since he had a scalp monitor placed on him. But since my pregnancy with Baby Girl has been a lot less stressful I have been so much more healthy and feel like this delivery will go by much smoother. Some things that I am doing to help prepare my body for labor is to take walks (as long as we don’t have any more rain), sit and bounce on an exercise ball, and eat a handful of dates every day. Blogger Evelyn Ojeda quoted a study from the Journal of Obstetrics and Gynecology stating that eating six dates daily during the last four weeks of pregnancy “significantly reduced the need for induction and augmentation of labor, and produced a more favorable, but non-significant, delivery outcome. ” You can read more about it on her webpage here, it is all quite interesting. I also plan on getting a pedicure the week I’m due to help start contractions. For all you moms out there, what other ways did you try to naturally induce labor?