One of the most common requests I get for meatless dishes is for recipes that are lower in carbs. Not necessary completely carb free but recipes that eliminate the usual vegetarian staples like pasta, rice, and quinoa. Honestly this can be challenging because I want to make sure that the vegetarian dishes I share are as filling and hearty as any meat dish and sometimes when you eliminate those things you end up with something that leaves you hungry an hour after dinner. So lately I have been experimenting with some spaghetti squash dishes that are meatless like today's Mediterranean White Bean Spaghetti Squash Boats. Although the beans do have carbs, they are a good alternative to grain and normally pack more fiber. You could always use tofu, seitan, or tempeh to lower the carbs even more if needed.
Ok - enough about carbs, let's talk about this recipe for a minute. It's delicious! Packed with white beans, tomatoes, mushrooms, and spinach all cooked with garlic, onion, and lots of herbs - you get tons of flavor in every bite. Plus it is covered in feta - yum! If you aren't a feta fan you could use mozzarella, but I really recommend the feta because it's adds that true Mediterranean feel. Want to pump it up even more? Add some olives, roasted red peppers, capers, or artichoke hearts.
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