spaghetti squash + lentil "meatballs" in a spicy arrabiata sauce

I love pasta. It is my favorite (indulgent) food.

Maybe it's the Italian in me ... maybe it's because my great-grandmother used to serve us her homemade pasta every Sunday when I was little ... maybe it's because carbs. Place a big bowl of spaghetti with tomato sauce in front of me and I am a happy girl.

But, you know and I know that a big bowl of pasta is not exactly the healthiest thing on the planet. It screams: Refined ingredients! Carbs! Gluten! Not-so-healthy!! 

However, that's not going to stop me from craving pasta, or enjoying a bowl of spaghetti ... it's just more of a once in a while, special occasion type meal for me. 

So what do I do when I get a craving for spaghetti (which is about once every few days)? Spaghetti squash, my friends. Spaghetti squash is the answer to all crab craving, tomato sauce longing days. 

Head on over to The Conversation for my post + recipe for this hearty, tasty, spaghetti squash + lentil "meatballs" in a spicy arrabiata sauce