Hungry for a hot breakfast? This spaghetti squash breakfast casserole is low carb, gluten-free and will warm you right up.
I don’t know if this happens to you, but I find that if I don’t get some vegetables into me early in the day, I am much more likely to not eat many at all. I don’t know why that is. You’d think I could decide to pack in the veggies a little later if I so choose. And sometimes I do choose and I make an effort to get in some of the missed servings of vegetables toward the evening. But it takes more effort and consideration. Whereas if I get in at least one serving of vegetables before lunchtime, I find myself craving them and working them into most meals and snacks. It seems to be a “start as you mean to go on” sort of thing. So I am trying more and more to work them into breakfast. And this low carb veggie-packed breakfast casserole is a great way to start.
Did you know that it’s also Hot Breakfast Month? If ever there was a month for celebrating hot breakfasts, February is it. Cold and dreary in most places, and spring seems a long way off. And if you happen to live in the Northeast, as I did for many many years, all I can say is I’m sorry. Brutally pounded by snowstorm after snowstorm and kids getting so many snow days, they will be in school until the middle of July to make it up! February is a tough month to live through sometimes. Having a hot breakfast is surely the best way to fortify yourself for getting out into that grey chill to go to work or shovel the driveway.
Jones Dairy Farm is busy celebrating Hot Breakfast Month for all of February. You should check out their Facebook page and follow them on Twitter for tons of great hot breakfast recipes and ideas. I am particularly enamoured of the breakfast sandwiches made with pancakes, and it would be a perfect with silver dollar low carb pancakes! They are also giving away a Bacon Lover’s Prize Pack but today is the last day to enter so get in there!
To help them celebrate Hot Breakfast Month, and to help myself and my family get more veggies in earlier in the day, I created this low carb Spaghetti Squash Breakfast Casserole with their golden brown sausage links. It’s rather like an egg strata, but with the healthy, gluten-free spaghetti squash in place of the bread. I also packed it full of other vegetables like mushrooms and spinach for a one-two-three punch. The sliced Jones Dairy Farm sausage links make it feel like a special breakfast, and my kids love them so I knew it would help them be a little more enthusiastic about all the vegetables. This was such a healthy win for Hot Breakfast Month and the leftovers heat up really well. Hot healthy breakfast two days in a row…total score!
This post is sponsored by Jones Dairy Farm. As always, all recipes, photography, thoughts, opinions, incoherent ramblings and random tangents are my own.