I dare you to say the title fast three time’s in a row! Okay…okay, now that I have your attention, let’s talk about a superfood known as spaghetti squash. Although the media seems to have a new “superfood” everyday, the spaghetti squash is a clear choice in my book. Don’t buy it? Keep reading to find out why.
Maybe it’s the Italian in me that loves carbohydrates and anything bread-based, but then again who doesn’t enjoy a nice plate of pasta?! I have yet to find a vegetable that can replace a nice warm roll, but I do recommend swapping spaghetti squash as the “pasta” for a quick and convenient weeknight dinner.
Spaghetti squash is just one of the many varieties of winter squashes that are high in carotenoids. Caro-ten-what-an-oids? These are simply nutrients that function as important antioxidants that help not only with cancer prevention but also promote your vision. Another benefit…one cup of spaghetti squash is only 40 calories and has 10 grams of carbohydrates!!! That’s nearly 175 fewer calories and 30 grams less of carbohydrates than a pasta alternative.
Convinced yet? Don’t worry, my grandpa (a true, hearty Italian) wasn’t quite so sure either until he gave it a try. Start small, swapping an even 50-50 split with an spaghetti noodle mixed with the squash before you go all the way.
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