The latest articles to help you maintain mental, physical and spiritual wellness.

Alligator And Veggie Pasta

Alligator And Veggie Pasta

Healthy Facts:

  • Alligator meat contains 46 grams of muscle-building protein, as well as all essential amino acids needed to maintain and build new cells
  • Specific molecules — as well as omega-3 healthy fats — in zucchini and yellow squash can lower inflammation and prevent cancer
  • Sulfides in garlic and onions fight the effects of oxidative stress and improve iron absorption
  • Bell peppers are rich in antioxidant vitamins A and C, both important for a healthy immune system
  • Nasunin, a potent antioxidant found in eggplants, protects brain cells from oxidative stress and free-radical damage

20 Min Cook Time | 10 Min Prep Time | Serving 4 | 290 Calories per Serving


  • 3 tablespoons olive oil, divided
  • 1/2 pound alligator meat, or other lean protein (such as chicken), cubed
  • 1 small red onion, diced
  • 1 clove garlic, minced
  • 1 red bell pepper, diced
  • 1 small eggplant, diced
  • 1 tomato, diced
  • 1 teaspoon fresh oregano, chopped
  • 1/4 teaspoon paprika
  • Salt and pepper
  • 2 zucchini, julienned
  • 1 yellow squash, julienned
  • Parmesan cheese, grated
  • 1 tablespoon fresh chives, chopped

What You Need

  • Large skillet
  • Large saucepan
  • Grater
  • Cutting board and knife
  • Colander

How To Make It

  1. Heat 2 tablespoons olive oil in a large skillet over medium-high heat. Add alligator meat (or chicken) and sear until browned on one side.
  2. Turn the meat, then add onion, garlic, red pepper, eggplant, tomato, oregano, paprika and salt and pepper. Let cook, stirring occasionally, until vegetables are softened.
  3. Bring a large saucepan of water to a boil and add 1 tablespoon olive oil. Blanch zucchini and drain well, then blanch and drain squash. Season zucchini and squash with salt and pepper, and gently toss together.
  4. Divide zucchini and squash ‘pasta’ between four plates and top with meat sauce, grated Parmesan and chives.

Frances Masters

Frances Masters is a BACP accredited psychotherapist with over 30,000 client hours of experience. Follow her @fusioncoachuk, or visit The Integrated Coaching Academy for details about up coming training.