Stay Hip with Squash

by Theresa on May 7, 2011

If you are you fond of noodle dishes, but conscious about your carb intake, try spaghetti squash.

The spaghetti squash is a type of winter squash. Winter squashes are harvested when fully ripe, and are suitable for long term storage. They tend to be higher in nutrients compared to their summer counterparts (such as zucchini).
 Once the spaghetti squash is cooked, its fibers can be separated with a fork into “noodles”. One cup of regular spaghetti (cooked) contains on average 200 calories and 43 grams of carbohydrates. One cup of spaghetti squash contains around 45 calories and 10 grams of carbohydrates.
Since the spaghetti squash is mildly flavored, it can be easily paired with Asian or Italian style noodlebased recipes.  Check out the recipe for Italian Style Spaghetti Squash.

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