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Paleo Spaghetti!!!

Paleo Spaghetti!!!

Paleo spaghetti is for the win!

Paleo spaghetti is for the win!

Warm-up: 100 Jump Ropes, Shoulder Mobility, 30 Walking Lunges, Sotts Press Progression

Jerk: 1RM

MetCon – Isabel:
30 Snatches for time (135/95lbs)

Finisher: 30 BW Bench Presses (as few sets as possible, rest no more than 1 minute per set)

Here is the first installment of Paleo Wednesdays.  I hope you enjoy, and for those of you that were wanting the Paleo chili…look here (there will have to be one or two alterations to make it Paleo-friendly).  Tie your napkin round your neck, cherie!

Paleo Spaghetti:

Ingredients for sauce:
1 lb ground beef
1/4 lb ground heart (optional)
1 small onion, chopped
1 garlic clove, minced
1 T extra virgin olive oil
1 14 oz can diced or crushed fire roasted tomatoes
1 8 oz can tomato sauce
2 tsp dried oregano
pinch of dried rosemary, optional
1/4 tsp cayenne pepper or red pepper flakes
1 tsp sea salt

Heat the olive oil and brown the ground beef, onions, and garlic over medium heat. Add all the remaining ingredients. Bring to a bubble, partially cover and simmer on low heat for 35 minutes.

Ingredients for “noodles”:
1 medium spaghetti squash

Cut the spaghetti squash in half lengthwise and scoop out the seeds. Put in a microwave safe container, cover, and cook on high for 10 minutes in the microwave. Leave covered for 10 minutes. Remove squash and string with a fork.

If you don’t want to use the microwave (this is one of the few things I actually microwave because it’s so much easier than the alternative), I would recommend steaming over roasting for this particular dish.

(Thank you to Caveman Food for the recipe!)

Keep it sleazy Ktowners,
Coach G

By | 2017-04-25T14:40:01+00:00 January 13th, 2010|CrossFit Ktown Knoxville, Uncategorized|16 Comments


  1. Coach CBo January 13, 2010 at 7:43 pm

    Sounds awesome G, can’t wait to try it out! Maybe we could get a lot of peeps together one night to try this out together?

  2. Taylor January 13, 2010 at 8:20 pm

    How that dinner party might play out…

  3. crossfitktown January 14, 2010 at 4:41 am

    Taylor, do you live on youtube? :-)
    -Miss J

  4. Taylor January 14, 2010 at 6:36 am

    Miss J, I’m in Law School!…so yes, yes i do…

  5. James January 14, 2010 at 7:40 am

    Mmmmmm, that looks scrumdealeoumpious!

  6. Ben January 14, 2010 at 8:22 am

    Wow so you either read my mind or I read yours…..I had planned on posting a recipe from my site to help everyone out with the Paleo Challenge, which I plan to do a few times a week. So here we go:

    Baked Red Snapper Veracruzana:

    Now that we are all hopefully spending more time in the kitchen I would like to throw out an idea to see if there is interest. Would anyone be interested in getting some basic instruction on prep and knife work. Believe it or not there are efficient ways to quickly dice an onion or break down a whole chicken/turkey just to name a few. The session would be taught by a chef (not me). Details to follow as the idea is fleshed out.

  7. Taylor January 14, 2010 at 8:32 am

    I’d definitely be interested Ben

  8. James January 14, 2010 at 8:59 am

    If you would rather have meatballs with the spaghetti squash check out this great recipe from a world renowned chef.

  9. Ben January 14, 2010 at 9:04 am

    I knew it! As soon as I started to click on the link I thought…it’s the muppet chef

  10. crossfitktown January 14, 2010 at 9:26 am

    I have about 4 people interested in such a workshop, Ben.


  11. James January 14, 2010 at 9:34 am

    I would like to join the knife throwing workshop as well.

  12. Erin January 14, 2010 at 12:20 pm

    So I had my first real life challenge with paleo. I just got back from a humungo MLK luncheon downtown and guess what was put in front of me? Breaded chicken with some thick sauce, mashed potatoes, green beans, cheesecake, and sweet tea. I’m not kidding. After they served me, I debated forever about how to handle this. Then I asked if they could serve me a veggie meal. 30 minutes later, after everyone else was done chowing and wondering what the heck I was doing, I got my meal. Let’s just say the line cook put unseasoned, uncooked kitchen scraps on a plate.

    I’m stuffing my face with pecans, cashews, almonds, sunflower seeds, and walnuts right now. ;c)

    Lesson learned: I’m never leaving my house again without cans of tuna, banana peppers, and nuts for situations such as these.

  13. Ben January 14, 2010 at 1:07 pm

    If anyone can donate a Hanson Lunch Box to Erin this will greatly help in her quest to conquer this challenge

  14. Coach CBo January 14, 2010 at 3:23 pm

    Ben, where do I sign up? James, I’m in the library and literally just skank laughed so loud when I linked to the muppet screaming nonsense. Taylor, once again you continue to pull through with witty youtubeisms. Erin, I’m finding you a lunchbox and don’t forget your summer sausage and salmon packets :) They always come in handy in times such as those…btw, does anyone at that luncheon ever read a newspaper? Don’t they know all that food is bad for you!?!?!?!?!?!? Pshaw!

  15. Taylor January 14, 2010 at 5:37 pm

    Any social event or location such as a work luncheon…or bar…is an excellent opportunity to discuss the benefits of crossfit and/or the paleo diet

  16. Callie January 18, 2010 at 1:57 pm

    I finally tried this recipe today, added some shrooms & it’s delicious! The spaghetti squash is an amazing veggie, I could close my eyes and imagine that I was eating real pasta! This recipe makes a ton of food too. A knife class would be fantastic…my knife and I have gotten really close the past week…almost too close a couple of times…

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