Let’s just say it: spaghetti squash rocks! For those of you who have never tried it, it is basically a vegetable that is so much like noodles that you can substitute it in numerous noodle dishes (say that three times fast)! Of course it doesn’t have the same taste as a pasta, however it saves you hundreds of calories in carbs (and it’s gluten-free), so I think it’s a pretty reasonable trade-off. Not only that, but it’s really easy to prepare. Here’s how you do it:
Step 1: Purchase a spaghetti squash from your local grocery store and chop it in half (this can be quite a taxing process so brace yourself and be safe)!
Step 2: Place each half face down on a baking sheet and bake in the oven at around 350 degrees until you can pierce through the top with a fork.
Step 3: Remove the seeds and then scrape out the insides with a fork (they’ll come out looking just like spaghetti noodles).
Time to eat! You can prepare this numerous ways: casseroles, spaghetti, pad thai, basically any dish that you might otherwise use noodles for. I enjoyed mine with Italian Turkey Meatballs the other day and it was fantastic!