Try It Tuesday

How many of you have made New Year’s Resolutions about eating healthier, losing weight, and taking care of your body? You’re in luck! Today’s Try It Tuesday will help you on your way to wellness!

For a long while, I’ve seen many recipes from The Hungry Girl that called for spaghetti squash. I had no idea it was such a great veggie gourd! Check out these stats:

  • 1 cup equals 10% of your daily recommended Vitamin C
  • 1 cup also has vital vitamins such as: A, B-6, thiamin, riboflavin, niacin, folate, pantothenic acid and vitamin K!
  • Researchers in China have found that the flavonoids found in plant foods work with vitamins and play a role in protecting the body from cancer
  • Plus, its very low calorie and low carb! One cup has only 42 calories and 10 carbs!

So how do you cook it? Its actually pretty simple (and, thankfully, the squash came with a sticker on it that told me what to do!)

First, puncture the squash and put in the microwave for about five minutes. After that, put it in the oven at 400o and bake for about an hour.

Spaghetti Squash in Oven

Please do not look at my dirty oven.

When its done, it may look like this (unless you aren’t like me and don’t let the top of your squash touch the heating element in your oven).

Somebody didn't use sunblock.

Somebody didn’t use sunblock.

Cut the squash open, long-ways.

Its like a yellow pumpkin.

Its like a yellow pumpkin.

After you remove the seeds, twist or scrape a fork on the inside and pull out the “noodles”. You should get a fair amount. Huff the Hubs and I had a lot leftover. Then, serve with your favorite sauce!

"Itsa pasta! Bellisimo!"

“Itsa pasta! Bellisimo!”

I served spaghetti squash with Newman’s Own Marinara and Italian chicken. It was SO tasty! And filling too! I’ve got some leftover, so I’m set for lunch tomorrow! Woohoo!

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