Another reason I eat this vegetable is because the latest research is suggesting that carbs, whether simple or complex, are culprits in diabetes, heart disease, and now Alzheimers, ( read Grain Brain: The Surprising Truth about Wheat, Carbs, and Sugar--Your Brain's Silent Killers)- so why not lower your intake of carbs when you can. Substituting spaghetti squash for pasta is a great way to start!
I've been eating spaghetti squash at least once a week. I feel like I'm eating pasta, but I'm eating something much healthier. At only 42 calories per cup, spaghetti squash is a winner in my book. In addition, it has a large variety of vitamins and minerals and is very tasty. It's uncanny how it looks like ( yellow) spaghetti.. Although Spaghetti Squash is considered a winter squash, it is not sweet like butternut squash or pumpkin.
Don't worry if you have never tried to make it before, click here to learn a really simple way to cook it without having to peel it..You could eat it plain with sauce and grated cheese or you can try some of these delicious recipes from some of the blogs I follow on Twitter.
These are some of the fabulous recipes I found!
|This photo is from The Healthy Recipes Blog.|
Spaghetti Squash Fritters comes from the Healthy Recipes Blog. Once your spaghetti squash is cooked, the prep for the fritter is only 5 minutes and 10 minutes to cook them. Make the squash the day before and then prepare in 15 minutes total. Look for lots of healthy recipes on her blog.
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Spaghetti Squash Alfredo comes from The Comfort of Cooking, The recipe calls for 2 Tablespoons of flour so be sure to substitute a gluten free flour like coconut flour or a gluten free flour mix . This is a nice rich low carb meal. What a decadent dinner!
|This photo is from Healthie Foodie|
This Spaghetti Squash Gratin from The Healthie Foodie is made with walnuts, tomatoes, spinach and cheese. It also has corn and corn starch ( I would make sure to buy organic corn so you are not eating Genetically modified corn.) Need information about the reasons you do not want to eat Genetically modified food and the 7 worst genetically modified foods and ingredients in the supermarkets (. Corn or anything made from corn (like corn meal, corn oil, corn chips) is one of them. That is why for when using anything made with corn- buy organic to avoid being exposed to GMOs . With organic corn, this recipe looks outstanding!
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Spaghetti Squash Noodle Bowl with Lime Peanut Sauce is from Nosh on it looks amazing and is topped with broccoli, cashews, and herbs. Healthy and Low Carb. I love the colorful presentation of the yellow squash with the bright green broccoli. And for me nothing beats a good peanut sauce topping. Yum!
Spaghetti Squash Pizza is from a blog called, A Beautiful Mess This is easy to make and satisfies the craving for pizza without the carbs! I couldn't grab a pic, but go check it out. The recipe and pic look outstanding. Personally, I'm a pizza fan and I make cauliflower crusted pizza, but I've never tried the crust with spaghetti squash. Can't wait to try it. Great recipe!!
|This photo is from Joy of Kosher.|
Bonus Recipe #8 I know that I called this post 7 spaghetti squash recipes, but after I posted I came across this fabulous recipe by Jen at Driftwood Gardens and added it. Jen is eating a vegan diet and has been posting some wonderful recipes. Her Spinach Pesto Walnut tossed into spaghetti squash is one of them. You must check it out. Consider it a bonus recipe.
|This photo is from Driftwood - Gardens|
She also published after I rounded up recipes. This recipe looks so good, I had to add it.
Spaghetti Squash Greek Salad photo belongs to Slender Kitchen
* This recipe contains a side of chicken. If you are a vegetarian ( like me ) just omit it!
If you are looking for some new ideas for making spaghetti squash, or if you want to try it for the first time. These recipes are sure to please.
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Why I make spaghetti squash recipes for my family instead of making pasta:
The best selling book, Wheat Belly . helps you understand the dangers of today's new wheat !-
Did you know that today's wheat is not the same wheat as the wheat that was growing 40 years ago . It has been genetically modified, and changed into a grain that has 4 times the gluten and 4 times the starch as the grain your grandparents ate.
This means that the starch in bread, pasta, cakes, etc. turns to sugar much more quickly than it used to. A piece of bread now gives you 4 times the amount of starch (which turns to sugar) than it did 40 years ago .
Wonder why so many people have allergies ? Wonder why so many people are pre- diabetic or diabetic, have heart disease or other diet related diseases. Our bodies are not meant to handle that much concentrated starch and gluten. The result: a nation of diabetics, obesity, heart disease. Sugar is often called a killer!
This book gives facts and studies and a great argument for why everyone should be concerned about including wheat and gluten products in their diet. Yes, everyone- not just those with Celiac or gluten intolerance. It's a must read.
Wheat Belly: Lose the Wheat, Lose the Weight, and Find Your Path Back to Health
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