Have you ever tried spaghetti squash? If not, then you are missing out on one of the most interesting and delightful superfoods out there! I love spaghetti squash because my mind thinks it’s spaghetti, but my waistline knows it’s squash. It’s really a win-win!
Spaghetti squash has roughly 40 calories per cup, as compared to regular pasta which can pack nearly five times as many calories and just about 4 times the amount of carbohydrates per serving. It’s naturally low carb and high fiber! Spaghetti squash has vitamin A, vitamins C, E, K, and several of the B vitamins. It contains essential minerals like calcium, magnesium, zinc and copper. The fiber helps regulate blood sugar and overall, it provides your body with a pretty nutrient dense source of energy!
It’s so delicious and versatile AND it’s all gluten free!! I love it with some freshly grilled chicken and pesto! My sister-in-law made these amazing burrito bowls with black beans, corn, cheese, peppers and salsa. Delicioso!! You can even add it to soups or enjoy plain with a pat of butter (if you eat dairy)! Anything you would do to pasta, you can do to this lovely superfood… and you can feel happy and healthy about it, too.