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The Benefits of Spaghetti Squash

 

As I am a senior and do not have a meal plan, I cook for myself almost every single night. Fortunately, I like to cook, but there are definitely times when I do not feel inspired. I love to experiment and try new recipes, and one of my recent culinary discoveries has been spaghetti squash. Although spaghetti squash is relatively flavorless, that is really what makes it so versatile. You can use it in recipes or even as a substitute for regular wheat pasta when making any typical Italian pasta dish. Alternatively, you can be very simple and eat it plain with pepper and salt and then drizzle it with olive oil. Not only is it a versatile vegetable that can be used for multiple dishes, but it is also extremely easy to make. It only takes 45 minutes to cook and requires a minimal amount of preparation. This entails microwaving it for 8-10 minutes, cutting it in half, and then baking it in the oven for the remaining time period. After that, you can eat it plain or add it to any dish.

Not only does spaghetti squash serve as a tasty meal, but it is also a very healthy food to eat. It only contains 42 calories per cup, and it is extremely high in fiber, which helps your body regulate its blood sugar and aid with digestion. It is also packed with Vitamin A, B, C, and E, and it is loaded with various essential minerals. If you are looking for something delicious that isn’t going to pack on those extra pounds right before Spring Break, then try cooking yourself some spaghetti squash. 

Click here for a paleo recipe for Buffalo Chicken Pasta using spaghetti squash, and here for a vegan recipe for Creamy Avocado Spaghetti Squash Pasta! The latter recipe is pictured below. 

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