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Spaghetti is a Vegetable?

One of the most common foods people crave when they are dieting is- you guessed it- pasta. Mmmm… Well now you can have your cake and eat it too!

Ever see this guy at the grocery store?

He’s a “spaghetti” squash! He is loaded full of vitamins and minerals including beta-carotene, vitamin C, folic acid, magnesium, and potassium.

You can pick him up at your local grocery store for about $4 and make a few meals out of him.

“But John, it looks so scary and mysterious! How do I cook it?”

Take it easy; he’s not going to hurt you. I have turned a few of my clients on to this stuff and they love it.

There are a couple of different ways to cook this squash. You can bake, steam, boil, or microwave. Something about the microwave freaks me out, but it is the quickest way if you have a tight schedule.

These are the 2 most popular methods of cooking…

How the Jetsons would do it:

  • Peirce skin (not yours) with a sharp knife.
  • Microwave for 10-12 minutes.

How your grandma would do it:

  • Cut in half length-wise.
  • Spoon out the seeds/pulp.
  • Place face down in a glass dish with 1/2 inch water.
  • Bake @ 350 for 1hr.

After you cook the squash, let it cool for 5-10 minutes, then use a fork to scrape out the flesh.

You can use in place of regular pasta for dinner tonight and let me know what you think!

Why am I making such a big fuss about this stuff?

 

 

Check this out:

1 cup spaghetti (Boo!) vs. 1 cup spaghetti squash(Yay!):

Calories= 220 vs. 42

Carbs= 43 vs. 10

You do the math. Oh, and enjoy your dinner!

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