What’s yellow, looks like pasta, tastes like pasta, but only has 42 calories per cup? Let me say that again: 42 calories per cup! That’s insane! Regular spaghetti has 220 calories per cup! In case the title of this post didn’t give it away already, its spaghetti squash! I just re-discovered this yellow vegetable and lately I have been a little spaghetti Squash obsessed.
Today for lunch I had Spaghetti Squash with low calorie butter flavored powder and Kosher salt (I love the texture) and it was de-lish! If you haven’t tried spaghetti squash you really should. Once it’s cooked you can pair it with the same type of sauce or accouterments that you would add to regular spaghetti.
The easiest way I have found to cook spaghetti squash is to steam it via the microwave:
1. Cut Squash in half.
2. Put 1/2 cup of water in a microwave safe dish.
3. Put squash in the dish, cut side up.
4. Seal everything with plastic wrap.
5. Microwave for 10-12 minutes.
Voila! Simple, delicious, and healthy. Next time you are craving pasta. Try this instead.