Elevate Your Healthy Eating with Spaghetti Squash and Turkey Meatballs

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Cooking dinner doesn't have to be drab! Spaghetti Squash and Turkey Meatballs is a quick nutritious meal. 

Discover recipes that delight the palate while fostering health and wellness. The spotlight is on a creative rendition of a beloved classic: Spaghetti Squash and Turkey Meatballs. This dish exemplifies the transformative power of making simple substitutions, turning traditional comfort food into a supportive component of the Biosource Nutra Diet Program. Dive into an exploration of how this meal masterfully blends flavor, nutrition, and straightforward preparation.

Health Benefits

Spaghetti squash serves as a stellar centerpiece in this nutritious ensemble, shining as a low-carbohydrate alternative to traditional pasta. Not only is it abundant in vitamins A and C, but it also offers a significant amount of fiber, contributing to digestive health, immune support, and overall wellness. Its natural antioxidants help combat oxidative stress, while its low calorie count supports weight management efforts. Integrating spaghetti squash into meals presents a smart strategy for those aiming to maintain a balanced diet without sacrificing the joy of eating.

The turkey meatballs add a robust protein component, essential for muscle repair and growth, especially vital in a balanced diet or weight management plan. Lean ground turkey is chosen for its lower fat content compared to traditional beef options, making it a heart-healthy choice that doesn't skimp on flavor or satisfaction. Incorporating fresh parsley not only enhances taste but also introduces a range of vitamins and minerals, including Vitamin K, which is crucial for bone health. Moreover, the homemade marinara sauce, rich with crushed tomatoes and a medley of herbs, brings a powerful dose of lycopene, an antioxidant known for its cardiovascular benefits and cancer-preventive properties. Together, these elements create a dish that is as nutritious as it is delicious.

Simplicity in Preparation

This recipe is designed with your busy lifestyle in mind. The spaghetti squash is effortlessly roasted until tender and flavorful, while the turkey meatballs are seasoned and cooked until they are juicy and thoroughly delicious. The homemade marinara sauce, simmered with crushed tomatoes and a blend of herbs, brings everything together in a harmonious blend of flavors. Each step is straightforward, making this dish achievable for cooks of all skill levels and a perfect option for a nutritious weeknight dinner.

Spaghetti squash

Once the spaghetti squash is roasted and tender, simply scrape the flesh with a fork to create a spaghetti-like texture.

Aligning with the Biosource Nutra Diet Program

For those following the Biosource Nutra Diet Program, this recipe is an excellent fit for Phase 2 and beyond. The emphasis on lean proteins, low-carb vegetables, and the use of pink salt instead of plain salt aligns with our nutritional guidelines, ensuring you stay within your dietary goals without sacrificing taste or satisfaction. This meal is not just about eating well; it's about enjoying the process and the results of a balanced, healthful diet.

Spaghetti Squash and Turkey Meatballs


  • 1 medium-sized spaghetti squash
  • 1 pound lean ground turkey
  • 1/4 cup finely chopped onion
  • 2 cloves garlic, minced (one for the meatballs, one for the sauce)
  • 1/4 cup fresh parsley, chopped
  • 1 egg
  • 1 can (14 ounces) crushed tomatoes
  • 1/2 teaspoon dried basil
  • 1/2 teaspoon dried oregano
  • Pink sea salt and pepper, to taste


Cut the spaghetti squash in half lengthwise and remove the seeds. Season with salt and pepper. Bake at 375°F (190°C) for about 45 minutes or until tender.

In a bowl, combine ground turkey, onion, garlic, parsley, egg, salt, and pepper. Shape the mixture into small meatballs.

Cook the turkey meatballs in a non-stick skillet over medium heat until browned and cooked through (about 10-15 minutes).

In a saucepan, combine crushed tomatoes, minced garlic, basil, oregano, salt, and pepper. Simmer for 10-15 minutes until heated and slightly thickened.

Use a fork to scrape the spaghetti squash into "noodles."

Plate the squash and top with turkey meatballs. Pour marinara sauce over the meatballs and squash. 

Serve this comforting bowl of spaghetti squash and turkey meatballs with a sprinkle of fresh parsley or a dash of grated Parmesan for those not strictly limiting dairy. It's a nourishing meal that promises satisfaction without the guilt, perfectly embodying the Biosource Nutra philosophy of healthful, mindful eating.

Spaghetti squash and turkey meatballs

A plate of nutritious spaghetti squash and turkey meatballs makes a hearty meal that doesn't require a lot of time and effort.

Spaghetti Squash and Turkey Meatballs is more than just a meal; it's a celebration of healthy choices and delicious flavors. At Biosource Nutra, we believe in empowering you with recipes that support your health goals and satisfy your culinary cravings. This dish is a shining example of how our diet program is designed to fit into your real life, offering flexibility, flavor, and nutritional benefits.

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