Breakfast is the most important meal of the day at our house, but it’s not the only meal we eat together. As a mother, I only want what’s best for my family and that includes the foods that we eat. However buying high quality organic food doesn’t always have to cost a lot of money. Many thanks to Small Planet Foods for sponsoring today’s story and encouraging me to get healthy in the kitchen! I shop at Sprouts Farmers Market where I get the quality that I need without the exorbitant price. My kids are very picky eaters but I however like to keep my pantry stocked with the foods that I know they’re going to love and eat. Foods that make me THINK that I’m a better mom for providing. We all know how expensive organic food can be, but with Sprouts Farmers Markets deals and specials, you’re always saving. Madison’s favorite cereal is the Cascadian Farm Cinnamon Crunch Cereal and her day isn’t complete without it. Whenever I go shopping I also stock up on our Annie’s fruit snacks which we take with us whenever we’re going out. If you’re a mom, you know how important snacks are to kids and you just can’t leave home without them.
With this being Spring, the weather is warming up and that means for us that we’ll be outdoors more. That, however also means that we spent a lot more energy running around, so when we get home we want something nutritious to eat. I decided to stock up this April at their Better For You Brand Sale because Sprouts Farmers Market not only takes care of the breakfast and snacks, they also take care of dinner as well. Today I’m sharing with you our Chicken and Broccoli Stuffed Spaghetti Squash with Homemade Garlic Parmesan Sauce, of which my ingredients were purchased at my own Sprouts Farmers Market.
Chicken & Broccoli Stuffed Spaghetti Squash with Homemade Garlic Parmesan Sauce
For the Squash
1 large spaghetti squash
2 tablespoons of Olive oil
Salt & pepper
1 boneless skinless chicken breast, cooked and diced
1 cup of cooked broccoli florets
½ cup of shredded mozzarella cheese
For the sauce
4 tablespoons of butter
1/3 cup flour
1 garlic clove, crushed and finely chopped
2 cups of milk
½ cup of grated parmesan cheese ( the shaker cheese is fine if you don’t have a block)
1 teaspoon Italian Blend Seasoning
Salt & Pepper
(all ingredients purchased at my local Sprouts Famers Market)
For the squash
Pre Heat the oven to 400
Cut the Spaghetti squash in half long ways
Place on a foil covered cookie sheet, drizzle with Olive Oil and Salt/Pepper
Roast in the oven for 40 minutes or until fork tender. Remove seeds after roasting, it is easier.
While the squash is roasting we can make the sauce!
For the sauce
Add the garlic, butter and flour to a large pot and melt over medium low heat, stir in the flour to make a paste.
Add the milk, increase heat to medium high and whisk briskly until smooth. Bring to a boil, reduce to simmer. Sauce will thicken as it simmers.
Mix in the parmesan cheese, Italian seasoning and salt/pepper to taste.
Adjust cheese, garlic and seasonings to your liking at this point. Once sauce has thickened, remove from heat.
Using a fork, scrape the inside of the squash to loosen it up. Add chicken and broccoli to each half.
Cover with the garlic parmesan sauce, mozzarella and more parmesan (if desired)
Bake on 350 for about 15-20 minutes. Most of the cooking is done prior to this stage, so this time is used to basically just warm up everything and melt the cheese.
So check out your local Sprouts Farmers Market where you get the highest quality food you deserve without the high price. You can not only find out about April’s Deals of the Month, but you can also enter their Get and Give Back Sweepstakes. The Get and Give Back Sweepstakes gives five lucky winners the chance to receive a $2,000 Sprouts gift card for themselves and the chance to nominate a local food bank in their community so that they can receive a $2,000 monetary donation.
So what are you waiting for? Visit your local Sprouts Farmers Market today where you don’t need a coupon to save!
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Let’s discuss: How are you eating healthier this year?