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Friday Foodie: Simple Spaghetti Squash

Category : Healthy Eating

If you’ve never tried it, you must!!! This week’s food couldn’t be simpler to make or more beneficial to add to your diet. Spaghetti squash has just 46 calories per cup and makes a great substitute for regular spaghetti (220 calories per cup). A great way to add vegetables to your plate, spaghetti squash can be served with many of the toppings that you might put on regular noodles although we most often just use salt and pepper and dab of butter.

The real benefit is that neither Jack nor Jasmine complain (as much) as when we make regular squash!

Although you can bake or steam it, we almost always use the microwave oven. Simply cut the spaghetti squash in half lengthwise, scoop out the seeds and place in a microwave dish. I like to add a 1/4 cup water to each half and to the bottom of the dish to help steam the squash. Cover with a piece of waxpaper or parchment paper and microwave on high for 8-15 minutes until soft enough to pull apart with a fork. That’s it!!!

We serve it plain as our vegetable allowing each person to season it to their liking.

Do you have a favorite way of making or serving Spaghetti Squash? Please leave a comment or email us your suggestion!