Spicy Spaghetti Squash Stir Fry + Detox Days 6-8 Recaps

Spicy Spaghetti Squash Stir Fry - Vegan & Gluten Free

My main objective with this detox is to really increase my fruit and veggie intake. That is something that can get a little stale. Smoothies are super good because you can pulverize and drink down a  healthy amount of greens but, as far as meals are concerned, I can sometimes have a harder time coming up with new and interesting ideas.

Spicy Spaghetti Squash Stir Fry - Vegan & Gluten Free-

Especially without the use of grains. I’ve opted to eliminate grains during my detox just to see what kind of effect it has when I reintroduce them. I’m assuming nothing is going to happen but since I’m doing a cleanse anyway, I figured why not conduct a little experiment while I’m at it?

Enter my friend, spaghetti squash! A grain loving girls best friend. ๐Ÿ˜‰

Spicy Spaghetti Squash Stir Fry - Vegan & Gluten Free

Check out my –> how-to if you need a method. I saved the other half of the squash for another recipe for a little later in the week.

Simply stir fry a bunch of veggies and add in a bit of chili powder and  the detoxers best friend, cayenne pepper. Just a very little bit, mind you! That sh$t is hot. ๐Ÿ˜‰ Don’t forget the garlic!

Spicy Spaghetti Squash Stir Fry - Vegan & Gluten Free-

Stir in the spaghetti squash and then comes the final touch. Fresh cilantro. I adore crisp, clean cilantro and it is a nice compliment to the heat of the spices. If I had an avocado, that would have been brilliant. Even better would be cheese, but … detox.

Speaking of, here’s a recap of my eats for the last few days.

Day 6                                                                                                                                     

lemon H2O with cayenne                                                 
2 clementines                                          
detox smoothie                                      
scrambled eggs/onions/peppers       
almonds x 2                                            
apple/cinnamon/almond butter        

Day 7

lemon H2O with cayenne
2 clementines
hard boiled egg
1 medium apple
detox smoothie
detox friendly granola x 2 
scrambled eggs/onions/peppers 
detox friendly granola x 2
apple/cinnamon/almond butter

Day 8

lemon H2O with cayenne
1 medium blood orange
spaghetti squash stir fry
detox friendly granola
detox smoothie
detox friendly granola
apple/cinnamon/almond butter

*Curiously, Day 7 was my first day back at the gym after the holidays. Much bigger appetite!

I have to say how much I have been lov-ing the Detox Friendly Granola. We had a power outage on the weekend just as I was pulling out a batch from the oven. Joe and I happily endured the blackout munching away on it by flashlight.

Spicy Spaghetti Squash Stir Fry - Vegan & Gluten Free

Romantic. Winky face.

At more than halfway through, I’m feeling pretty darn great. My pants are fitting great, and really, that’s my best gauge. I will weigh myself at the end of the cleanse for curiosity’s sake also. I’ll let you know. ๐Ÿ™‚

Meanwhile, enjoy those veggies kids!

Check out Day 1 , Day 2 , Day 3 , & Days 4-5 .

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Spicy Spaghetti Squash Stir Fry

Sharon Rhodes
5 from 1 vote
Prep Time 10 minutes
Cook Time 15 minutes
Total Time 25 minutes
Course Main Course
Cuisine American
Servings 2
Calories 176 kcal


  • 2 tbsp olive oil
  • 1/4 red onion chopped
  • 2 small celery stalks chopped
  • 1/2 red pepper chopped
  • 1/2 cup chopped red cabbage
  • 3 cloves garlic minced
  • 1 1/2 cups cooked spaghetti squash
  • 1/4 tsp chili powder
  • small pinch cayenne if desired
  • sea salt & pepper
  • 2-3 tbsp fresh cilantro torn
  • fresh avocado optional


  • Warm the olive oil in a skillet over medium heat
  • Add in the onion, celery, peppers, and cabbage. Season with salt and pepper and stir fry until tender, about 6-7 minutes
  • Lower the heat and stir in the spices and spaghetti squash. Cook until warmed through
  • Top with fresh cilantro and serve with fresh sliced avocado


Calories: 176kcalCarbohydrates: 11gProtein: 1gFat: 14gSaturated Fat: 2gSodium: 55mgPotassium: 317mgFiber: 2gSugar: 4gVitamin A: 1550IUVitamin C: 55.4mgCalcium: 47mgIron: 0.5mg
Keyword spicy spaghetti squash stir fry
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  1. This looks really tasty! I will be making this soon! What protein do you think would go well with it? Chicken? Salmon? Thanks for the recipe!

    1. Anything you like! I can imagine all proteins would taste delicious. Thanks Ali! Have a great weekend. ๐Ÿ™‚

  2. Oh good call on making spaghetti squash more interesting!!! I usually make mine pretty boring! lol As I write this, I may be feeling sorry about the lunch I packed the Husband today! ๐Ÿ˜›

  3. I’m following along behind you by just a couple days!
    Would you mind reposting the meal plans for day 6-8?
    It’s appearing properly and is a tad confusing!

    Thank you!!

    1. Hi Olivia! The breakdown of those three days is in this post. They are listed in three columns. Day 7 is longer than Days 6 and 8 because I ate more that day. Each day ends with an apple with cinnamon and almond butter. Does that make sense?

  4. Love spaghetti squash! Honestly though like 90% of the time when I eat it, I have it with marinara sauce and meatballs or beanballs. I need to start branching out with it more. I’m a fellow cilantro lover, so this recipe looks great to me!

    1. I can’t get enough cilantro! ๐Ÿ˜‰ And my love affair with Spaghetti Squash has been on going for years. Super versatile. If only I could get Joe to eat it …

    1. ๐Ÿ™‚ Thanks! I find the spaghetti squash ‘noodles’ are so good for this type of dish. They really hold up, not mushy, etc.

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