Diabetes-Friendly At-Home Restaurant Style Recipe

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

Ingredients
  • 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
Instructions
  1. 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.
  2. Microwave for 10-15 minutes, rotating every 5 minutes. Squash is done when it’s soft to touch. Set aside.
  3. Heat olive oil in a large sauté pan over medium-high heat. Add scallions, carrots, zucchini and mushrooms and sauté for 5-7 minutes.
  4. Now add in the garlic and sauté for 30 seconds.
  5. Next add ginger and Pad Thai sauce and heat for 2 minutes. Mix well.
  6. Use a fork to scoop out spaghetti squash. Add the spaghetti squash “noodles” and shrimp to the pan with vegetables.
  7. Heat for another 2 minutes and mix well.
  8. 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!