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Add Spaghetti Squash to Your Grocery List

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سعر الذهب السعودية اليوم الخميس 03 07 2014 -Low in carbs. One cup has about 10 grams of carbs whereas 1 cup of pasta has around 43 grams.

-Low calorie. One full cup of spaghetti squash has about 40 calories, whereas pasta has 220. Need I say more??

-Spaghetti squash is a good source of vitamin C, manganese, potassium and B vitamins. It’s also gluten free!

But the thought of purchasing one and cooking it for the first time can be intimidating. So I broke it down for you —

I cut three slits in the top of it and then put it in the microwave for 3 minutes (If you don’t do this you won’t be able to cut it in half. Trust me. I’ve had a huge knife stuck in one that I couldn’t get out because I skipped this step.)

After you get it out of the microwave cut it in half.

Then take a spoon and scoop out all the insides. Kind of like a cantaloupe.

I cook mine entirely in the microwave. Mainly because it takes less time.

I just sit both sides in there, face up and cook for about 7 minutes. (Microwaves are a topic for another day– I have a love/hate relationship with them. Let’s just say that I go in another room while it is cooking to try to escape the radiation.) You can cook it in the oven, and I should probably start doing that.

To know it’s done make sure it can easily be pulled apart with a fork.

Then scrape it out and you’re done!

I personally use it for a substitution for pasta or rice. It is great with spaghetti sauce, sautéed peppers, onions and meatballs. We had leftover Japanese the other night and I added it and some avocado and it was perfect! I added some herb seasoned olive oil and salt and pepper to it and it was delish!

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