Pad Thai Spaghetti Squash – A Diabetes-Friendly At-Home Restaurant Style Meal
At Kansas City Foot and Ankle, we often hear that finding tasty recipes, while still diabetes-friendly, is difficult. While it is entirely possible to find diabetic-friendly menu items at most restaurants these days, it’s also fun to find take-out favorites and adapt them to become make-at-home favorites that work with your daily meal plans! We hope that you will enjoy this diabetes-friendly at-home restaurant style recipe and it will become a family favorite! Made with spaghetti squash, it is low on carbohydrates, and high on flavor!
Adopted from the American Diabetes Association; we have a feeling it will satisfy that take-out craving, without sending you into carb-overload territory.
This Recipe Serves 4
- 1 medium (2.5-lb) spaghetti squash
- 1 Tbsp olive oil
- 1/2 cup scallions, chopped
- 2 carrots, finely diced
- 1 zucchini, finely diced
- 1/2 cup mushrooms, chopped
- 1 clove garlic, minced
- 1/2 tsp ground ginger
- 2 Tbsp prepared Pad Thai sauce
- 8 oz cooked shrimp, peeled and tail-off
- 1/4 cup chopped cilantro
- Cut spaghetti squash in half lengthwise and remove seeds. Place squash in a microwave-safe baking dish, cut side down. Cover loosely with a lid and leave room to vent.
- Microwave for 10-15 minutes, rotating every 5 minutes. Squash is done when it’s soft to touch. Set aside.
- Heat olive oil in a large sauté pan over medium-high heat. Add scallions, carrots, zucchini and mushrooms and sauté for 5-7 minutes.
- Now add in the garlic and sauté for 30 seconds.
- Next add ginger and Pad Thai sauce and heat for 2 minutes. Mix well.
- Use a fork to scoop out spaghetti squash. Add the spaghetti squash “noodles” and shrimp to the pan with vegetables.
- Heat for another 2 minutes and mix well.
- Top with chopped cilantro.
We hope that you will try this diabetes-friendly at-home restaurant style recipe and let us know what you think!