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Posted on 08-13-2014


Day 2:

this elimination plan builds on recommendations from the days prior. Once a food category has been eliminated, do NOT add it back until advised. For best results, select foods from this approved list. Make sure to eat only from the categories designated in the Dietary Guidelines for each specific day of the program.

Day 2 Recipe to try:

Stuffed spaghetti squash:

1 medium spaghetti squash , halved lengthwise and seeded
2 teaspoons extra-virgin olive oil
1/2 cup chopped red onion
1 jalapeño pepper , seeded and minced
1/2 cup celery chopped
1 cup cooked black beans
1/2 cup sweet peas, frozen or fresh
1 teaspoon chili powder
1/3 cup fresh cilantro , finely chopped
1 tablespoon red wine vinegar
1 teaspoon fine sea salt

Preheat the oven to 375°F. Arrange squash in a large baking dish, cut-sides down. Pour 1/2 cup water into the dish and bake until just tender, 30 to 35 minutes. Rake with a fork to remove flesh in strands, leaving the shell intact for stuffing.

For the filling, heat oil in a large skillet over medium heat. Add onion, jalapeño and celery and cook for 2 minutes or until soft. Add beans, peas and chili powder; cook, stirring frequently, 1 minute longer. Add cooked squash, cilantro, vinegar and salt, cook 1 minute until heated through.

Fill squash halves with filling, mounding mixture in the center

Please share any of your recipes with us!!

Elyse Marrone, RD LDN

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