Do You Love Spaghetti (or Any Pasta)? If So, You Have To Try This!
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If you're like me and you love spaghetti (ANY pasta), and want to enjoy it without sacrificing your healthy eating, whenever possible use spaghetti squash, instead of pasta. If you have never tried it, give it a try! If time allows, I will also make my own sauce to eliminate all the added sugar and/or salt in jarred sauces. Or even just toss the strands of spaghetti squash with a little olive oil then sprinkle with Parmesan cheese.
Spaghetti squash can be easily cooked in a microwave and usually has a sticker on it with instructions. I cut mine in half, place cut side down in a glass casserole dish with a little water, cover with the lid and microwave for about 8 to 10 minutes. Let cool, then use a fork to remove strands.
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I am on a low carb diet. I found Dreamfield Spaghetti. This spaghetti tastes great and does not raise your blood sugar levels like regular pasta. When I am tired of eating spaghetti sqash and just need pasta, this is a good choice for me. If your stores don't have it, order from the net.
Swap out pasta and use a spaghetti squash instead! Cooks quick in the microwave for 5 minutes or can be cooked in the oven for 45 minutes (I prefer oven)! Cook up any veggies and protein you'd usually put in a pasta, and when the squash is done, scrape it out and toss it all together! It's just as delicious as pasta, but for way less calories! 48
I have a hard time getting my son to eat his vegetables. So (and I'm stealing this idea from Bearno's spaghetti sauce) I microplane some carrots into spaghetti sauce. He can't tell it's there (what kid doesn't love pasta?) and gets an extra serving of veggies!
We were eating at Bearno's and I noticed there were bits of carrot in the marinara. With the microplane they are smaller, but you can get more in there and because of the color of the sauce the kids can't tell.
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