It’s a Pasta – No It’s a Vegetable – It’s Spaghetti Squash!

 

"Hmmm . . . I wonder what this is."

 

It’s worth trying spaghetti squash, if you haven’t already, even if it is just for the novelty of it.  What a freak of nature!  Slice it in half lengthwise and remove the seeds.  Bake it in the oven at about 375 degrees until soft – mine took an hour – and marvel at the odd spaghetti-like strands that you end up with.

While a cup contains only 42 calories, it has over 2 grams of fiber and a wide variety of vitamins and minerals.  What a nutrition bargain!

I recently tossed it with a little butter, salt, and pepper – can’t get any easier than that!  You could also use it as you would pasta, with tomato sauce and parmesan cheese, or with vegetables, parmesan cheese, and olive oil.  Simple, simple, simple!

If you are trying to boost your vegetable servings, which I hope you are, a mere cup counts as 2 servings.  Try it!  If you have kids, they will think the strands are very cool.  If you do not have kids, try to look at it with the wonder it deserves.  You may even find yourself twirling and slurping – all the better!

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2 responses to “It’s a Pasta – No It’s a Vegetable – It’s Spaghetti Squash!

  1. Boy, this sounds simple, simple, simple, and its preparation sounds about as effortless as I like. I remember that I had it once, and I enjoyed it. I will go looking for where to find it. Thanks.

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