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Spaghetti Squash Nests with Baked Egg

So one thing you always hear from those at goal is that the struggle doesn’t go away, most days, you just learn to combat it. If I am being honest, I don’t think I believed it. I thought for sure I could be “fixed” and that at some weight it would become easy. Man was I wrong! It’s hard. When I say in My Story that there isn’t a day that goes by when I don’t want to eat a Costco sized back of peanut M&M’s, I mean it! What is true is that you get used to combating those cravings and most of the time, you get through them…but some days. Yes, you still have some days, some days where work sucks, or you didn’t sleep well, or your stressed over a upcoming family get together…you know…some days. On those days, when I lose a little control, when I run to food for comfort, one major difference to my old self, is that I confront those moments. I am not saying that I am confident enough that I don’t still take a peak in the rabbit hole of negative self judgement. The change is that when I come to, I count it. Now I am a Weight Watcher member so I count my points daily, but even if I didn’t do Weight Watchers, I would journal what I ate, mostly for these moments when I lose control. This is because quantifying those moments reminds you, that whatever it was, however down that hole you went, it’s not the end of the world. It doesn’t negate all the work you have already done.

This little dish is perfect for those types of days. Because one major rule I have after one of these moments, is that I DO NOT skip a meal. That is only going to make you starving for the next meal and feeling deprived will only make it easier to perpetuate the downward spiral that is already pretty tenuous. I have learned to make a few meals that are very low in points, full of protein and really satisfying. This is certainly that with the creamy yolk and slightly sweet squash and at 2 points its not going to break the bank. That way when I go over my points, I have a low point meal to propel me into more good decisions that generally bleed into the next day. Even if I have a few extra points available, I periodically make this as dinner for Jeff and I, because, I mean…who doesn’t love breakfast for dinner? In this case, I serve with waffles and a low calorie chicken sausage. Its an easy 20 minute meal that always pleases.

So…this is all to say, during that next time that you have “one of those days” confront it, make this for your next meal…and move on. You have come too far; you have done too much, so don’t be mad at yourself for one moment.

Happy Feasting…even after you have done a little too much feasting.

Spaghetti Squash Nests with Baked Egg
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Course Breakfast
Weight Watcher Points 0 Freestyle Smart Points
Prep Time 5 minutes
Cook Time 30 minutes
Servings
Nests
Ingredients
Course Breakfast
Weight Watcher Points 0 Freestyle Smart Points
Prep Time 5 minutes
Cook Time 30 minutes
Servings
Nests
Ingredients
Directions
  1. Preheat oven to 375 degrees.
  2. In a medium sized bowl, mix all ingredients except the whole eggs.
  3. Cover sheet pan with a sheet of foil and spray with olive oil.
  4. Taking the squash mixture, make two large mounds. Use a bowl or your hands to create a crater within each mound. There will be some extra liquid and such from the squash mixture. Don't worry about this, it will burn off. Put pan into oven and roast for 20 minutes until lightly browned and solidified.
  5. Take the roasted squash nests out of the oven and lightly push down the craters that you made as they will rise a little
  6. Carefully break one egg each into each of the squash nests. Put pan back into the oven and roast for 10 minutes, watching carefully. You want to pull them out right as the whites solidify but before the yolk cooks.
  7. Serve with sliced tomatoes or fruit salad. Although this is a breakfast meal, I often make it for dinner with waffles and a low calorie chicken sausage (I like Thin N' Trim Sweet Italian Chicken Sausage). Its so quick since I pre-roast the squash on the weekends and is a really comforting meal.
  8. How to Roast Spaghetti Squash This can either be used right away or put in an air tight container and stored in refrigerator.
Recipe Notes

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