Wednesday, August 17, 2011
I do sometimes, so I lean on Spaghetti Squash to get me through. Spaghetti squash is Yellow and Oval and ranges from small to large/Xlarge. They are expensive if you are not buying it from the right grocer.
1 cup of spaghetti squash is only 42 calories!
The spaghetti sauce I use is 90 calories per 1/2 cup.
I buy them small so I can cut them in half long ways, (I usually get 2 cups of Spaghetti out of a small one) and put them seed side down on a microwave safe plate (it's ok if they don't sit flat) and cook them for 8-10 minutes. Use pot holders if you can to pick up a half, and gently scoop out the seeds so you don't scoop out the spaghetti. When the seeds are removed, use your fork to separate the spaghetti strands. They usually remove good up close to the rind, keep scooping until no more strands are on the rind. If the squash is still too firm for your liking, you can just pop it make in the microwave for your desired time. I use 1/4-1/2 cup of pasta sauce of my liking (Ragu garden combination) per cup of squash.
Some people will like spaghetti squash, and some people will not but you can always play with it to see how YOU can eat it! I had so many calories left this evening I had two servings of this dish! You can always peek at my shared nutrition meals. (Warning they are not perfect)