Monday, February 11, 2013

Low Carb "Pasta" Spaghetti Squash to the Rescue!!

If you are trying to cut out wheat, carbs, or just eat healthier in general, spaghetti squash is an awesome substitute!  I know what you're thinking, squash?  REALLY?  Will I like that?  Will my kids eat it?  Is it hard to make? 

Well, all I can say is I like it, my kids liked it, and NO it was SUPER EASY!!  

See below for the simple way to make spaghetti squash:)  

STEP 1: Cut Squash In Half

STEP 2: Clean Out Seeds With A Spoon

STEP 3: Turn Squash Over and Add A Little Water To Cover Bottom Of Pan

 STEP 4: Prick The Outside Of The Squash With A Fork

STEP 5: Bake At 350 Degrees for 45 Minutes to One Hour - Remove From Oven and Let Cool - Use a Fork To Scrape the Spaghetti Strands From The Inside Of The Squash Into A Bowl

STEP 6: ENJOY!!!  Add your favorite spaghetti sauce with some Parmesan cheese and YUM!!

  • Top with some olive oil, toasted garlic, salt, and pepper
  • Butter, salt, and pepper
  • Sun dried tomatoes, olive oil, salt, and pepper topped with grated Parmesan cheese
  • Top with chili and cheese
  • Stir in salt, pepper, and melt cheese over top with some butter
Possibilities are ENDLESS!!