The Lowest Calorie Noodles in the World!
Tuesday, November 06, 2012
Tonight I made something awesome! Delicious noodles that have very few calories, but delicious flavor and a lovely al dente texture. What is the magical secret you may ask? SPAGHETTI SQUASH!! I had heard about this before, but just tonight I got around to actually trying it out and boy was it delicious. A full cup of "noodles" has just 42 calories, 10 grams of carbs, 1 gram of protein and virtually no fat. Add to that a variety of vitamins and minerals, and that makes for some delicious pasta. I made my noodles by taking a 3.5 pound squash, puncturing it a few times with a knife to add some steam holes, and then placed it on a cookie sheet in the oven at 375 for 50 minutes. After letting it cool for 10 minutes, I sliced the squash in half, discarded the seeds and scrapped out my noodles with a fork. The trick is to go width wise, not length wise down the squash with your fork, so that you pull in the direction of the noodles and don't tear them. I tossed my noodles with a bit of homemade reduced calorie alfredo sauce and made it a meal with a side of green beans and some grilled chicken. Even the boyfriend didn't miss the real pasta! Try it out tonight, you won't be sorry :)