Food: Dinner Tonight: Healthy Lasagna Alternative

With this managed carb and hardly sugar diet (notice how managed and hardly are inserted) because – trying to avoid carbs is pretty difficult when even the best of vegetables are made up of the worst of carbs and the most of sugars. So, sticking to a list of what to do takes lots of discipline and remembering.

This lasagna recipe seems like a great plan for dinner tonight because – everyone in the family can enjoy it. Whether on a diet or not, the alternative is a great meal option to  consider:


  • 4-6 small spaghetti squash halved lengthwise and seeds scooped out
  • 1 tablespoon olive oil
  • 1 head garlic
  • 1 pound spicy Italian chicken sausage or 1 pound ground chicken or half ground chicken half sausage
  • 4 ounces pancetta finely chopped
  • 1/2 a sweet onion finely chopped
  • 1 bay leaf
  • 1 teaspoon fresh thyme 1/2 teaspoon dried
  • 1 teaspoon fresh sage 1/2 teaspoon dried
  • 1 tablespoon fresh basil 2 teaspoons dried
  • 1/2 teaspoon salt
  • 1/2 teaspoon pepper
  • 1 (28 ounce) can crushed tomatoes
  • 1 cup water
  • 3 tablespoons butter
  • 3 tablespoons flour
  • 1 1/4 cup milk I used 2%
  • 1/8 teaspoon nutmeg
  • 3/4 cup provolone cheese shredded
  • 1 cup shredded mozzarella cheese
  • fried sage or fresh basil for garnish {more}

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