Spaghetti Squash With Thai Peanut Sauce


Cooking with Spaghetti Squash is a great gluten-free alternative. The versatile veggie can truly be used in place of pasta in just about any recipe. Roasting the squash for delicious caramelization will get you hooked, and you’ll easily forget about that other plain old grain pasta. For many people with Crohn’s, going gluten-free is just one piece of the dietary puzzle when making pasta dishes. Many individuals also limit dairy, as well as tomato sauce (due to digestive irritation caused from the tomato’s seeds, skin and acidity.) These restrictions can leave few available pasta recipes that aren’t totally boring that you can actually eat.

So you can imagine my excitement when I found this great Thai Spaghetti Squash With Peanut Sauce recipe by Leelalicious. If you tolerate peanut butter, this highly flavorful dish changes up the monotony of plain pasta dishes and takes you on a much needed exotic trip for your taste buds, all while remaining gluten-free, grain-free and vegan. Whip up a big batch of this delicious peanut sauce, and you will have an easy “go-to” treat stashed in your fridge for a dipping sauce or to use as a dressing in other meals.

Crohn’s Tip – Because peanuts can be difficult and irritating for people with Crohn’s to digest,  we suggest skipping the crushed peanuts as a topping in the recipe, and make sure to use a smooth (not chunky) peanut butter.

Any Other Alterations You Use To Make This Recipe Crohn’s Friendly? We’d love to hear them!

Spaghetti Squash With Thai Peanut Sauce – Recipe and Photo By Leelalicious

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* Please Note:  This is merely an opinion blog. The research and information covered in this blog is open to public domain for discussion.  We do not have any formal medical background.  We simply want to share and discuss foods for those with Crohn’s Disease. Because people suffering from Crohn’s Disease tolerate a variety of foods differently, recipes often need specific alterations for each individual. Get creative! Leave out the foods that don’t work for you and use the foods that make you feel good. As always, please consult your doctor or health care professional before applying ideas from this website. Happy Cooking!!


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