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Squash Burrito Bowl

I love spaghetti squash! It’s such a great healthy base for a variety of cuisines. I went with a Mexican flavor tonight.

Recipe inspired by Woman Code. To see a list of all the healthy recipes this book has urged me to creative cook, click here.

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Squash Burrito Bowl

I love spaghetti squash! It's such a great healthy base for a variety of cuisines. I went with a Mexican flavor tonight.
Prep Time15 minutes
Cook Time50 minutes
Total Time1 hour
Course: Main Course
Cuisine: Mexican
Keyword: burrito bowl, healthy recipe, spaghetti squash
Servings: 2 servings


  • 1 spaghetti squash
  • 1 tbsp olive oil
  • 1/2 tsp salt
  • 1/2 tsp chili powder
  • 1 tsp cumin
  • 1 lb ground beef
  • 3 tbsp taco seasoning
  • 1 cup black beans drained
  • 1 cup corn drained
  • 1/4 cup fresh cilantro chopped


  • Preheat oven to 400F
  • Carefully pierce a dotted line all the way around the spaghetti squash with a small, sharp knife.
  • Microwave the squash for 4-6 minutes. Let cool, then easily slice through the dotted lines to cut it in half.
  • Drizzle the olive oil on each half of the squash, then sprinkle on the salt, chili powder and cumin.
  • Turn both halves upside down on a baking sheet lined in foil. Bake for 30-40 minutes, until tender. (You will be able to easily pierce with a fork.)
  • While the squash is baking, brown the beef. Drain before adding the taco seasoning.
  • Once the squash is cooked and slightly cooled, scrape the insides with a fork.
  • This will loosen the 'noodles'.
  • Top the squash with the ground beef, beans, corn and cilantro along with any other favorites. I love tomatoes, black olives, red peppers, avocado, onion. If you like cheese you can easily add it to the very top and bake for 5 more minutes.

This recipe has at least 5 of the recommended Luteal Phase foods, 6 if you serve it with brown rice:

  • squash
  • beef
  • garlic
  • onions
  • black beans
  • great luteal toppings- bell peppers, shallots, purple cabbage

Have you tried making this recipe? Are you cycle syncing? I’d love to hear your feedback. Please comment and rate! Peace & love, jenni

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Hi friends!! I’m Jenni, The Nerdy Gourmet. I love books and I love food. Combining the two with a splash of travel has become my passion. I am a self taught cook/baker and I believe that everyone can cook from scratch! I’m here with recipes and Nerdy Tips to help along the way.  
I review books, mostly ‘read’ via audio, and I create recipes inspired by the story lines. Sometimes if I am deeply moved by a story, I will travel and try my best to experience the book- and bring you along via my blog! I provide all the photographs and content for the Nerdy Gourmet (unless otherwise noted). 

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