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February 24, 2020 Category: Food And Beverage Posted by:

ABOVE PHOTO: Taco-Stuffed Spaghetti Squash

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Maintaining a healthy lifestyle includes a variety of commitments, from exercising to eating right. However, serving up healthy meals doesn’t have to be boring. 

From earthy and nutty black ripe olives to rich and fruity kalamata olives, Lindsay adds a hearty and flavorful punch to just about any dish, including soups, salads and main courses. Plus, these fruits are cholesterol-free, high in “good fats” and low in carbohydrates and calories, making them an ideal ingredient for keto, Mediterranean and paleo diets.  

Whether they help elevate dishes like Taco-Stuffed Spaghetti Squash and Baked Eggs Puttanesca or ar simply enjoyed as a snack, olives are a guilt-free food to ensure your healthy mealtime is anything but boring. 

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Taco-Stuffed Spaghetti Squash

Prep time: 30 minutes

Cook time: 50 minutes

Servings: 4

2 spaghetti squash (2 pounds each)

6 tablespoons extra-virgin olive oil, divided

1 teaspoon salt, plus additional to taste, divided

pepper, to taste

1 pound ground chicken

1 cup diced red onion, divided

3 cloves garlic, minced

1 can (14 ounces) diced tomatoes

1 teaspoon cumin

2 teaspoons chili powder

1 can (2 1/4 ounces) Lindsay Black Ripe Sliced Olives

1 lime, juice only

1 cup Monterey Jack cheese

1 avocado, diced

1 large tomato, diced

1 jalapeño, minced

1/2 cup Lindsay Black Ripe Medium Olives

1 lime, wedged

Heat oven to 400 F.

In the microwave, cook one whole squash for 3 minutes. Repeat with second squash. Cut each in half and scrape out seeds. Drizzle 1 teaspoon oil over each half and rub around until insides are coated. Sprinkle each with salt and pepper, to taste; place on parchment-lined baking sheet center down to lay flat. Bake 50 minutes.

Heat a large saute pan over medium-high heat. Put 2 teaspoons of oil in a pan and then add chicken, 3/4 cup onion and garlic. Cook until chicken is cooked through.

Add tomatoes, cumin, chili powder and remaining salt; stir to combine. Bring mixture to boil and cook, uncovered, 15 minutes to reduce liquid, stirring occasionally.

Remove from heat. Stir in sliced olives and lime juice. 

When squash is cooked, scrape insides with fork to release from edge then create nest. Put 1/4 of chicken mixture and 1/4 cup cheese in each squash half. 

Bake 5 minutes, or until cheese is melted. Top with avocado, diced tomatoes, remaining onions, jalapeño, whole olives and lime wedges.

Baked Eggs Puttanesca

Baked Eggs Puttanesca 

Prep time: 15 minutes

Cook time: 45 minutes

Servings: 4-6 

3 tablespoons olive oil

1/2 yellow onion, chopped

2 cloves garlic, chopped

3 anchovy filets, chopped

1/4 teaspoon crushed red pepper flakes 

2 tablespoons tomato paste

1 can (35 ounces) chopped tomatoes

2 tablespoons Lindsay Capers, drained

1/3 cup Lindsay Pitted Kalamata Olives, drained and halved

salt, to taste

pepper, to taste

1 1/2 cups chopped kale

6 eggs

Heat oven to 400 F.

In non-reactive saucepan over medium-high heat, warm olive oil. Add onion and saute, stirring occasionally, until soft, about 6 minutes.

Add garlic, anchovies and red pepper flakes; cook 1 minute. Stir in tomato paste then add chopped tomatoes with juices, capers and olives.

Bring to boil then reduce heat to low. Simmer, stirring occasionally, 15 minutes. Season with salt and pepper, to taste.

Transfer puttanesca sauce to 9-by-13-by-2-inch baking dish and spread to cover bottom. Stir in kale then, using wooden spoon, make six wells. Crack one egg into each well and season yolks with salt and pepper, to taste.

Transfer to oven and cook until white is set and yellow is cooked to preference, 12-16 minutes. Spoon into bowls and serve.

Source: Lindsay Olives

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