BBQ Chicken Casserole

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I don’t often feel like I’m getting older, but this weekend…I feel old. My body feels old. After eating heavy Thanksgiving food, then doing over 270 wall balls in one day, then going out for a girls night out, having a couple cocktails and dancing in heels all night long, then starting Monday off with air dyne sprints…I feel really freaking old. I woke up this Tuesday morning and just laid on the couch for 40 minutes, staring out the windows because my body felt too exhausted to function yet. I mean, the clouds are pink outside so it’s pretty wonderful to look at, but still. This body needs a relaxing dip in a hot tub…OH WAIT WE GET OUR HOT TUB THIS WEEKEND!!!! Squeeeeeeelllll!

Feeling like I’m old AF was totally worth it though. My knees may be broken from dancing in heels all night long, but it was the best night out in Colorado that I’ve had in quite some time! I have no idea how I danced in heels all the time in college. I’m not much of a bar girl anymore, I just feel like I can drink cocktails and talk to friends in the comfort of my own home instead of at an annoying bar. But when my friend invited me to a 90’s dance party at a bar that has really tasty cocktails, I couldn’t say no. And it.was.awesome!! If you lived through the 90’s, you probably remember a lot of the music, but I bet you forgot about a lot of it, too. This dance party had every artist from Britney Spears to Alanis Morissette to TLC to boy bands, people who only sing in vowels, and music that you thought was totally punk like Crazy Town. It was so freaking awesome to sing every word from every song. And all I did was jump for 3 hours straight. I won’t be able to do that again for another few months while my knees heal. Cute.

PaleOMG BBQ Chicken Casserole

Funny that I’m saying I feel too old because I just talked about feeling too young on my podcast this week. I said that I still feel too young to raise another human and that I’m still questioning even having children. It seemed to be quite the controversial topic because all sorts of people left comments both on the blog and on my social media. It was really interesting to see how many people felt the same way OR had children and still understood why I felt that way. It was just so cool to hear other people’s experiences and the thought process they’ve gone through with having children or not. So thank you to all you awesome people who left a comment on the topic!

But I need your help this coming week with my podcast! I’m doing another random reader questions episode and I’d love to hear from you and any random questions you have! So far I have questions that range from paleo household staples, breast augmentation, microblading, CrossFit, Jackson, and how to stay motivated! So a huge range and I’d love to add more questions to the list! So feel free to leave them below and I’ll add them to the list!

PS – this casserole is stupid easy. And totally delicious. Make it now!!!

PaleOMG BBQ Chicken Casserole

BBQ Chicken Casserole

4.6 rating
56 reviews
PREP 15 mins
COOK 1 hour
TOTAL 1 hr 15 mins
Yields 4-5

INGREDIENTS :

  • 1 medium spaghetti squash (about 21⁄2 pounds)
  • 1 rotisserie chicken, shredded (about 4-5 cups)
  • 2 cloves garlic, minced
  • 1/4 red onion (1/8 minced, 1/8 thinly sliced)
  • 1 teaspoon garlic powder
  • 1 teaspoon fine sea salt
  • 1/2 teaspoon red pepper flakes
  • 1⁄4 teaspoon black pepper
  • 1 bottle Tessemae's BBQ Sauce
  • 3 large eggs, whisked
  • 2 fresno peppers, sliced
  • 1/2 cup sliced banana peppers OR pickled jalapeños
  • chopped cilantro, to garnish

DIRECTIONS :

  1. Preheat the oven to 400 degrees F. Cut the spaghetti squash in half lengthwise. Place the squash cut side down on a baking sheet and bake for 30 to 35 minutes or until the skin gives when you press your finger to it. Remove the squash from the oven and reduce the oven temperature to 350 degrees F.
  2. Grease an 8x8 glass baking dish. Use a fork to remove the spaghetti squash threads then place them in a bowl. Add the chicken, garlic cloves, ⅛ minced onion, garlic powder, salt, red pepper flakes, black pepper and bbq sauce to a bowl and mix well. Then add eggs and mix until combine. Pour mixture into greased dish and smooth our with a spoon.
  3. Top casserole with ⅛ thinly sliced onion, sliced fresno peppers and banana peppers or pickled jalapeños.
  4. Place in oven and bake for 1 hour to 1 hour and 15 minutes or until the center is cooked through and edges have begun to brown.
  5. Let set for 10 minutes before slicing. Garnish with cilantro.

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INGREDIENTS :

  • 1 medium spaghetti squash (about 21⁄2 pounds)
  • 1 rotisserie chicken, shredded (about 4-5 cups)
  • 2 cloves garlic, minced
  • 1/4 red onion (1/8 minced, 1/8 thinly sliced)
  • 1 teaspoon garlic powder
  • 1 teaspoon fine sea salt
  • 1/2 teaspoon red pepper flakes
  • 1⁄4 teaspoon black pepper
  • 1 bottle Tessemae's BBQ Sauce
  • 3 large eggs, whisked
  • 2 fresno peppers, sliced
  • 1/2 cup sliced banana peppers OR pickled jalapeños
  • chopped cilantro, to garnish

DIRECTIONS :

  1. Preheat the oven to 400 degrees F. Cut the spaghetti squash in half lengthwise. Place the squash cut side down on a baking sheet and bake for 30 to 35 minutes or until the skin gives when you press your finger to it. Remove the squash from the oven and reduce the oven temperature to 350 degrees F.
  2. Grease an 8x8 glass baking dish. Use a fork to remove the spaghetti squash threads then place them in a bowl. Add the chicken, garlic cloves, ⅛ minced onion, garlic powder, salt, red pepper flakes, black pepper and bbq sauce to a bowl and mix well. Then add eggs and mix until combine. Pour mixture into greased dish and smooth our with a spoon.
  3. Top casserole with ⅛ thinly sliced onion, sliced fresno peppers and banana peppers or pickled jalapeños.
  4. Place in oven and bake for 1 hour to 1 hour and 15 minutes or until the center is cooked through and edges have begun to brown.
  5. Let set for 10 minutes before slicing. Garnish with cilantro.

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Oh, Hi! I’m Juli.

I’m a food hoarder. And a really bad dancer. If you don’t know me well, you will probably not understand my humor. Therefore, I apologize ahead of time. Thanks for listening to my ramblings of my ever-changing life and trusting my kitchen mishaps. Your trust in me is appreciated.

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76 thoughts on “BBQ Chicken Casserole”

  1. Hi Juli! My question is about injury. You’ve mentioned before that you injured your shoulder previously. I’ve recently done the same and I’m curious how you dealt with injury as it related to fitness and your goals? Food, frustration, find new or different ways to work around it, in general staying positive and motivated while you heal. Thanks!

  2. I totally made a pros and cons list after listening to your podcast! I had a few more pros on my list than yours BUT the point is, I asked my husband if we could work through all the cons of having a baby. If it was worth it, if we were ready for it. It was a really good talk! Especially since we are part of religion that assumes all that are able should procreate and I don’t necessarily feel that way.

  3. Hey Juli! My questions are random about grocery shopping. I moved into a new apartment in August and there is a Whole Foods on the first floor (with a private entrance for residents) which can be pretty dangerous.

    1. How often do you go to the grocery store?
    2. What are your favorite items from the WF hot bar?
    3. If you need to pick up something quick from the grocery store for a quick and easy dinner, what do you get?

    1. Where is this?!? And when can I move in?! Whole foods on first floor of my apartment what a dream…not sure I’d have the funds to afford the rent if that was the case – they would all be spent on kickin kombucha and the BBQ bar lol

  4. Do you have tips on how to stay organized, like a phone app or planner of some sort to stay on top of all of your to-dos?

    Also, do you have any meal prep tips or easy meal prep recipe recommendations? I prep all my food for the week on Sunday and it’s a lot of work and can be a bit of a stressor. I love simple recipes with few ingredients.

  5. Hi! I have a couple questions/topic suggestions, which are only slightly related:

    1. With the holidays coming up, do you have any ideas for Paleo/Crossfit/health-related gifts?

    2. I’m an endurance athlete, and typically run about 1-2 marathons/year. I’ve tried Crossfit in the past and have loved it, but because of marathon training, I tend to steer clear of it. Have you ever coached/worked with anyone who has tried (and successfully managed) to balance the two, and if so, how?

    1. I am an endurance athlete. I do Crossfit and train for marathons at the same time. I typically do my 3-4 runs a week and crossfit 1-2 days and then yoga 1x week usually a gentle yoga or restorative and minimum 1 day off a week to recover. I personally, take a lot of mitochondrial support supplements during my marathon training to help with burn out prevention. It is possible to do Crossfit and Marathon train without getting injured.

  6. Hi Juli –
    Firstly, love the podcast, keep up the awesome work! It’s something I look forward to every week and I’m thrilled you started one!
    My question is around recovery and mobility. Do you have a set of standard mobility exercises that you do when you’ve had a really difficult workout or if you’re quite sore the next day from a WOD. I love crossfit, been doing it for almost 2 years, but I find that I still struggle with mobility and recovery. Any tips or guidance you can provide is appreciated!

  7. I was doing great all through the summer, then Thanksgiving hit and I had pie. Delicious grandma-made pie which was totally worth it. The problem is that now I am hungrier and craving sugar. I actually woke up the next day with my stomach growling. How can I get back on track? I tried to make a Black Friday green smoothie to soothe the sugar demons, but I was starving again in 2 hours. And honestly it wasn’t that great. Any green smoothie tips for filling, tasty smoothies? I feel like I’m undoing all of my progress. Help!

    1. The same exact thing happened to me! Try Juli’s pumpkin chia pudding. It’s so good and just sweet enough to satisfy your sweet tooth, plus it’s super filling. I find that if I occasionally slip up, starting to make some Paleo recipes that seem indulgent (like one of Juli’s casseroles) and are really satisfying makes it easier to get back on track without feeling like you’re forcing it. Once I’ve gotten back into the routine for a few days, it’s self-sustaining.

  8. {Podcast question} This is so random, but I’m curious! When you first started making paleo desserts/dishes, etc – how did you figure out how much tapioca flour, almond flour, arrowroot flour/starch, coconut sugar, “non-traditional” ingredients, blahblahblah to use for your recipes?

  9. I would love to hear how you develop your recipes! Inspiration, testing, kitchen fails etc. How do you continue to create new recipes for the blog each week?

    Also, maybe how to approach goals in CrossFit….I feel like my list of things to get better at/learn continues to grow and I find myself starting and then abandoning focus on certain movements (DUs, MUs, heavier snatches). Do you suggest a focus on one goal at a time? Work many goals each week?

    Loving the podcast! Thanks for all you do to keep us well dressed, entertained and fed!

  10. 90’s music, hell to the yes! You and I are a year apart so we can appreciate the fact that they just don’t make em like they used to. My husband and I were in Portland last week visiting my fam and we put on the #throwbackthursday mix on Spotify. You need it in your life Juli. It made me so happy, we were belting out every tune and looked at each other and said, “dude, we really grew up with the BEST music.” I’m just sad we missed whatever 90’s party you went to!!! I digress….

    Love your podcast. I’m curious if you’ve always been someone who doesn’t care what other people think or if that’s come over the years of being in the public eye? I admire how much you seem to stay in your own lane and do you.

  11. This recipe looks totally bomb! My hubby is obsessed with all things BBQ so this is hitting the meal plan!

    Listened to your podcast on little human’s last night and girl, I totally get you. As I sit here 34 weeks pregnant. 🙂 I had a lot of the same feelings about it which is why I am 30 years old and just now starting to have kids. I really don’t think there is a reason to rush into it. I wish I could tell you all those cons went out the window and that’s how I knew I was ready, but it didn’t happen that way. Instead…the pros just started to outweigh the cons and the cons slowly became less scary. They never went away…they still haven’t gone away, but I am beyond excited to be a Mom and I freaking love little kids and am excited to embrace the next phase of life for my husband and I. You’ll know if and when the time is right. In the meantime, you do you!

    As far as a topic I would love to hear you cover…it’s sort of a follow up from earlier podcasts on macros vs. paleo vs. etc. Prior to pregnancy I was a macro counter and it was effective, but it’s not really a lifestyle I want to live day in and day out. Nor do I think it’s personally healthy for me to adhere to long term. I have a lot of appreciation for Paleo in the sense that it emphasizes whole/unprocessed foods. That said, I don’t have a problem with legumes or small amounts of gluten/grains/occasional bread. My question is, do you think someone can still have results if they are eating those items? I don’t do dairy (lactose intollerant), but what in your opinion is the ‘secret’ that makes Paleo so effective? Is it the lower carb/higher fat? I have also found that if I go too low carb I feel like shiz and makes me constantly hungry so finding that balance can be tricky.

  12. Question for the podcast– maybe this will be covered by paleo household, but do you use any particular cleaning products? Do you try to avoid certain chemicals or fragrances or anything?

    Thanks for expanding your venues–I enjoy your podcast!

  13. Hi Juli! I’ve been listening to your podcast and loving it! You mentioned in the past you had some obessesiveness around food/control issues. I think that a lot of women can relate to this. Especially in the healthy eating/paleo community. How did you get over this and come to a balance in your life? I don’t want food and my goals to overtake my life.
    Thanks!
    Xoxo
    Maggie:)

  14. Juli, Did you get breast augmentation? And being as healthy as you are, did you recover quicker than most? I’m thinking about getting it done and would be interested to hear about the experience from a fellow Crossfitter! Working out is a huge release for me so being out for several weeks would be stressful but I think it might be worth it in the end. The more details the better if you did get it done because your boobs look really really good. Also, have you ever turned a cheat meal into a cheat weekin the last six years of eating Paleo? — Where you have pizza one night and then chinese the next and then out for cocktails and pretty soon it’s like ohh my god, send help. Sometimes I can be going good for a few months and then suddenly fall off and it’s tricky to get back on. Just wondering if you’ve ever experienced that and if so, what you do to shift back to the light side. Excited to hear! xoxoxo

    1. I’l think Juli got her BA done prior to doing xfit, but I’m sure she’ll have some great input. I got mine done one year ago after being an avid xfitter. I don’t know Juli”s deets but mine was a lift and implants so probably a little more intensive recovery wise. I couldn’t do anything for three weeks, not even a light body weight workout and then it took six months for me to be able to do pull-ups again (I think the lift part of my surgery made this worse). I avoid ring-dips still cause of the tightness. Anyway, hopefully this helps!

  15. Hey Juli,

    Love your podcast, blog and snapchat (You’ve been quiet lately) ha-ha!! I don’t eat strict Paleo but very clean and Paleo ish. I bake with and use coconut flour a lot (lower in carbs) since im a macro counter. So My question is…. It would be nice if maybe you could explain the difference in using the different paleo flours. There are soooo many almond, coconut, arrowroot, tapioca. It can be a bit overwhelming sometimes to know which to use when, for when I don’t follow a recipe! just an idea 🙂

    thanks,

    Karly

  16. Hi Julie! Love your blog and podcast! I listen every Monday morning on my commute to work! I was wondering if next week’s podcast, or a blog post or whatever, you could talk about a meal plan! I always try to write down some delicious meals you eat that are posted to instagram but if it was all in one place that would be awesome! I know we all have different bodies so one size doesn’t fit all but a generic “what I ate all week” would be cool to see! Thanks so much for all your recipes! I made your cinnamon pancakes for thanksgiving guests last week! 😀 Total hit!

  17. You should do a podcast/post on pantry staples. I don’t know how often, when I was knew to Paleo/Primal, I would have every intent to make something, open the cookbook and *BAM* didn’t have the “weird” ingredient. Of course, now I don’t think that ground flax or coconut flour or cashew milk is weird. But to the newbie a lot of ingredients are strange. Also, the newbie will not understand what can be substituted if one ingredient is not on hand (and WHY it can or can not be substituted).

    Even as a very experienced baker of all things flour starting to bake paleo was a huge learning experience. Because I understand HOW and WHY flour and other traditional baking ingredients worked. But with Paleo even the most experienced baker home-cook will be starting over. And I honestly think the reason most people won’t go Paleo is because the process of cooking and starting all over is too daunting.

    Just my two cents………

  18. Oh my gosh, such good questions. Many are the same I have so I will save from repeating. You may have a part 1 and part 2 for this podcast. I am also a runner (only half because frankly I am almost 50 and my body just can’t do 26.2), I am not a cross fitter but incorporate weight training, I love how it helps with running. Any comments about incorporating both would be helpful. I know you don’t dig running but you did run for a bit so you might have good tips on a balance.

    Thanks for all the great stuff-you do so much. In addition to GGWOD, have Cassy on the podcast, oh my gosh she was the cutest on the latest episode of GGWOD. I just ordered the fedandfit book too, can’t wait to see your home workouts in there.

  19. Hi Juli, I was wondering about how you focus on getting and keeping your mind right? I seem to do great for a while, then I totally have a binge session. Then I feel awful. Not only in my body, but in my head. Then the self sabotage starts. I keep saying this time is the time and I will do good again and then the cycle starts again.

  20. Hi Juli,

    I have a question for you that I have been thinking about for a while, actually since you started the posts about scaling back on competing in CF. I am by no means near what you looked like during your competing days but I totally get what you talk about. I too feel puffy, swollen, think I look like a Russian shot pusher (emphasis on think). Your posts made me re-think my goals in CF and maybe it is just not that important to add more weight and increase the PR’s all the time. I have started becoming more conscious about what my goals are and if it really is important to click that RX box in Wodify or get a new PR every time we try for a heavy single.

    Anyway, now to my question: How do you stay strong and how do you maintain a certain one rep max if you keep the same weight during wods? Can you keep on doing a percentage of your one rep max for work outs and your one rep max stays the same? Does the body work that way? Not sure my questions makes sense. I guess what I am wondering is if I stop trying to reach a higher and higher one rep max and just stay put, will I eventually get weaker? Or keeping my one rep max and just doing work outs at 70% 80% or whatever the percentage is as prescribed will keep me at the same level strength wise.

    Thanks for a great blog and pod!

  21. How paleo helps women with pcos. A lot of women are affected by this. It affects insulin, hormones, fertility ect. Staying away from sugars and processed foods help these symptoms, there is no cure for overian cysts unless you remove your overies. Paleo (your blogs/recipes provide a lot of good meal ideas that cater to this.

  22. Hi Julie, Enjoying the website and the podcast. I love all the good info you’re putting out there and especially your candid nature. Don’t ever stop being yourself, it’s what makes you so interesting and easy to relate to. On the topic of being a mom, I completely understand and respect your position. I’m a pretty good judge of character and when/if you’re ready to become a mom, I know your will be a fantastic mom. Being a mom has been the hardest, but the most rewarding and fulfilling experience of my life. It forces you to grow in so many ways. Just a thought, wishing you all the best. Michelle

  23. Hi, Juli! I’ve been reading your blog since I was in high school, and even now that I’m college, I still regularly check your blog. I love, love, love your recipes and your workouts always inspire me to get my butt to the wellness center on campus. 🙂

    My question is how do you not get bored? I’ve eaten paleo since I was in high school because of food intolerances, but after eating meat, fruits, vegetables, nuts, and seeds for x number of years, I have to say that I’m beginning to lose motivation to keep eating the same things. How do you mix it up and keep yourself on the paleo path?

    Thanks! <3

  24. Hi Juli!

    Two random questions I have for the podcasts:
    1. Did you ever encounter crossfit plateaus when first starting? I’ve been doing crossfit for about 11 months now and there are times when I feel like I’m crushing it strength wise, and then other days where I feel like people who just started are exceling past me. I know I shouldn’t compare to others… did you ever have plateaus in performance and how did you get past them?
    2. Working from home and eating. I work from home full time and have a hard time sticking to my nutrition goals due to boredom or stress eating. Any tips as a fellow work-at-homer?

    Thanks!

  25. Hi Juli,

    My question is about Crossfit. I just started doing it and LOVE it! I am wondering how many times a week you recommend attending workouts? I’m thinking 3 times a week for myself but wonder if that is really enough to get stronger and to accomplish my goal of one day being able to do a pull up of any kind. I pushed Crossfit off for so many years because I am not strong at all. It is because of you and your awesome posts that I decided to take the plunge. Thank you for all you do!

  26. What are your thoughts on sugar and the sugar found in fruits and vegetables? If you want to cut out sugar, how can you do it best when these items contain sugar?

  27. I love spaghetti squash casserole so will definitely give this a try soon.
    Question about crossfit timed workouts – when you do as many rounds as possible for time how do you pace yourself? Obviously you want to work through the exercises as quickly as possible, but also maintain technique and minimize risk of injury. Interested to know how you handle this as it would be easy to become competitive and start compromising technique. Thx

  28. A few random questions for you:

    – If you could only have one piece of kitchen equipment for the rest of your life, what would it be? (Or top 3 if that’s too hard!)

    – What are some of your favorite kitchen tips, tricks or hacks? As an example, I’ve shown so many people how to keep guacamole looking fresh while out on a party table. Just keep a pit in the bowl with it!

    – What are your favorite unnecessary kitchen gadgets?

    I am also excited to hear everything on your list currently. Thanks for being awesome and for putting out such great, FREE content. I really appreciate it!

  29. I too once was quite the wild child back in the day and honestly, a lot of my friends still are. I am starting to get the “oh, she is too healthy to do this with us or go out with us or she won’t want to come because she hardly drinks anymore blah blah blah!” Sure, I might make different health and fitness choices than they do but I am still up for a good time and want to spend time with my friends! Have you experienced this in your health/fit journey? If so, how did you handle it?

  30. I have a podcast question. I am currently at a great crossfit gym that has great coaches and I love the community. The problem is, I can no longer afford to go because I’m a student. I find that going 4 times a week gives me great results but the payment is getting to be a bit out of my budget (would rather spend on quality food). Should I move to another, smaller gym (with potentially crappy coaches) or stick to this gym going less than 4 times a week? I’m not sure I have it in me to do workouts on my own and I’ve been doing crossfit for so long that a Globo-gym gives me anxiety! What would you do?

    Also, as far as eating. I eat pretty much paleo (occasional peanut butter and heavy cream bc they don’t affect me) but my issue is snacking! I know you said it’s ok to be hungry sometimes but how do you get your mind off of it?! I am especially hungry when I’m sore but the workout wasn’t too intense. What do you do to keep yourself from snacking ESPECIALLY since you work from home where all the food lives?!!? Thanks!

  31. Does you husband eat paleo when you are out to dinner? I cook mostly paleo at home but when we go to dinner he always gravitates towards the grilled cheese or mac and cheese.

    Also, if you did have kids, what would they eat? This includes eating out with children, chicken fingers or cheese pizza from the kids menu, or would you just order a burger with no bun from the regular menu.

    I want to make sure my kids eat healthy, but don’t want to be restrictive and overbearing parent that monitors everything that goes in their mouth.

  32. Totally random question I have for you is about your nails lol. Do you get acrylic nails (I didn’t want to say fake since that word sounds so negative), or are your nails your own? Also, how often do you get them done? I’ve been thinking of starting to get my nails done, and I really like the way yours look because they’re not too long. Anyway, any info on what you do would be great! Can’t wait for the next podcast!:)

  33. Hey!

    Thank you so much for your blog and daily inspiration. You’re amazing and I love your blog, podcast, and basically everything else you do.

    Questions:
    1.So random: How often do you walk Jackson? Do you walk him as much in the winter months? We just adopted a border collie, she is 6 years old, but obviously still needs exercise and we live in Utah and it snows like nobody’s business.
    2. When you were beginning crossfit how did you improve in movements? i.e. lets say you wanted to improve on pull ups, double unders, and a few other movements. Would you work on one at a time, or do a little of all of them every day? I hope that makes sense…
    3. As a food blogger, do you eat everything you cook? I know you’ve said that you have to cook/photograph in natural light. You make SO many recipes, do you just refrigerate it all? Give it away to people?
    4. What is your favorite work out music?

    Thank you for all you do.

  34. Hey Juli!
    I would love it if you could talk a bit about how you’ve dealt with injuries since you’ve been doing CrossFit. I’m not talking about serious injuries – I mean those small, nagging things like sore joints/tendons, etc. I love CrossFit and I’ve been doing it for about a year now, but I find that my shoulders and elbows take a beating, and I almost always have some sort of minor “overuse” injury to deal with. Maybe it’s because I’m 32 now, or maybe it’s because I just haven’t worked out this much in my life before. So I’m really interested in whether or not you’ve experienced an increase in small injuries in your time doing CrossFit, and what kinds of things you do for recovery. Thanks 🙂

  35. Hey Juli!

    First off you’re #1, also this has to do with the casserole- not podcast (even though I do love it). Did you include the skin of the rotisserie chicken or just tossed it out? It’s not really much other than some fat and added flavour- I was just curious if you kept it in there!

    Thanks so much, hope you have a great holiday season!
    PS: I love Jackson, and your snapchats get me through long school days.

  36. Hi Juli, love your podcasts — I binge listened in a couple of days!! I also love your recipes and they’ve made eating Paleo a breeze!!

    My question – I live in Nebraska and am wondering if any adjustments need to be made to some of the recipes due to you have altitude and me — well not so much. I tried the sweet potato gratin and it was very watery and the tortillas needed a lot more tapioca flour since the batter was really runny. I know box mixes always had an adjustment for altitude so it got me to thinking!!

    And I agree that Scooters coffee sucks! I’m a transplant from Philly!

    Thanks in advance. Jennifer

    1. Never mind to my questions Juli. I figured it out myself – I was only using the liquid from the coconut milk and not mixing in the fat so today’s tortillas were perfect. Assuming I did the same thing with the sweet potato gratin. User error! By the way, my camel coat from Nordstrom’s arrived and I LOVE IT! I have shorter arms and love that I can cuff it and have a pretty color showing without having to spend tailoring money. Thanks for the recommendation!

  37. This recipe looks amaze . . . can’t wait to try it!

    Stoked on the podcast! The reader questions one from last time was great.

    My questions:
    1. What are your favorite snacks? Pre workout, post workout, late night?
    2. How much prep for dinners do you do during the day? I workout at night sometimes and just can’t bear to start cooking and not eat until around 9pm.

  38. Here’s my random question: how can I get a beautiful wedding ring/band like yours? I know you said your dad designed it. I’m wondering if he works for a larger jeweler or what his business is called. Every time you put your left hand in a photo I can’t focus on the food because your ring is BAM gorgeous!! Thanks Juli!

    1. UHHHH totally agreed. would love to give your dad the business if that’s the case. just gotta find a fiancé first lol lol lol

  39. 1. How’s your husband doing with his migraines? Any relief?
    2. You ever get the Lion King song stuck in your head for NO APPARENT REASON and find yourself lifting Jackson around the living room? Not saying that’s what I’d do with a dog Jackson’s size, but …that’s exactly what I’d do with a dog Jackson’s size.

  40. I made your pizza pie casserole this week and it’s so good! As I’ve been eating it I’ve been wondering if there’s a way to make a thai/pad thai-like spaghetti squash casserole? Does that recipe exist? If not, I’d love to see it!

  41. This question is kinda similar to another one that someone posted —
    What do you suggest doing for a warm up / cool down. Do you have any examples of a warm up? How long do you warmup for?
    Do you do static stretching after a workout? If so what stretches?
    Also what exercises do you think best define your abs – I know you don’t do specific ab exercises so which of the overall lifts/exercises do you think may be best to create definition?

    1. our warm ups are always different at our gym depending who is coaching and what we are doing that day. we do a run or row then usually do some kettlebell work and some active stretching plus core work and practicing the movements that are in the workout then we also do barbell prep in our warmup as well. all of the stretches we do are active stretches. and if you want to define abs, doing barbell movements like snatches and clean and jerks and overhead squats and then eat clean! ghd sit ups are also a great ab workouts, but those lifts really make a difference!

  42. Hi there,
    I’m allergic to squash. Do you have any thought on what I might be able to substitute the spaghetti squash with?

  43. Y’all. This was bomb. But wait for it……it was WAYYYYY better the next day. The night of I ate it with a side salad and the next day I threw it on a gluten free bun with a slice of grilled pineapple and a little dab of BBQ sauce. Nom.com.

  44. I made this for lunch today. Holy Cow. Another one hit out of the park!! I love these spaghetti squash casseroles. Can’t wait to see if you find a way to make a Pad Thai one!

  45. I made this casserole for dinner last night and thought it was really tasty! I couldn’t find Tessamae’s so just substituted KC Natural Primal Cherry Barbeque sauce, and I also substituted jalapeno peppers since I could not find fresno peppers. It turned out great. Thanks for another delicious recipe!

  46. Yes. I love the casseroles for super quick week-night dinners! Our toddler LOVED the spaghetti pie.. can’t wait to try this one this week. Thank you for sharing!

  47. So I made this with leftover pulled pork. OMG! So good. So simple. And now my favorite way to use leftover pulled pork.

  48. Love the recipes on your blog! You did, however, make me feel old as my high school music was in the 70’s…….baby we were born to run……and…you can dance you can jive having the time of your life…….

  49. Oh my gosh!! Made this today for meal prep this week! Sooooo yummy! I did chicken breasts in the crock and shredded bc thats what I had in the freezer 🙂 I also bought Rib Rack BBQ sauce… gluten free, no junk, I liked it! (Giant didnt have Tessamaes)

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