NBA FIT Live Healthy Week: Spicy Garlic Lump Crab Butternut Squash Noodles With Feta & Parsley

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This week, Men’s Fitness is teaming up with the NBA to celebrate NBA FIT Live Healthy Week. While all-star athletes will be promoting fitness and healthy living in communities around the nation, we’re camping out in the kitchen. Each day, we’ll deliver a series of low-calorie, muscle-building, athlete-caliber recipes designed by world-class chefs, like Mario Batali, Candice Kumai, Marc Forgione, Bill Telepan, Ali Maffucci, and Roble Ali. 

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Spicy Garlic Lump Crab Butternut Squash Noodles with Feta & Parsley

Prep Time: 15 minutes
Cook Time: 10 minutes
Serves: 2


  • olive oil, to drizzle
  • 1 butternut squash, peeled, spiralized
  • salt and pepper, to taste
  • 1/4 cup olive oil
  • 1 garlic clove, minced
  • 1/4 tsp red pepper flakes
  • 3/4 cup lump crab meat
  • 1/4 cup crumbled feta
  • 1 tbsp freshly chopped parsley


  1. Preheat the oven to 400 degrees. In a baking tray, spread out the butternut squash noodles. Drizzle lightly with olive oil and season with salt and pepper. Once the oven preheats, add in the butternut squash noodles.
  2. Next, in a large skillet, add in the olive oil. Once the oil heats, add in the garlic and cook for 30 seconds. Then, add in the red pepper flakes and crab meat.
  3. Cook, stirring frequently, for about 3 minutes or until the crab meat is heated. Place the butternut squash noodles in a bowl and pour in crab meat mixture. Top with parsley and feta. Enjoy!

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