Eat Healthy – Spaghetti Squash

If you want to try something new that’s a nutrient-dense, low carb alternative to traditional pasta then try Spaghetti Squash! Spaghetti Squash is a variety of winter squash that has a mild, sweet, nutty flavour and, when cooked, has long thin ‘spaghetti-like’ strands, that have a little bit of crunch to them.

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The peak season is the autumn and the winter but you’ll see it in grocery stores all year round and it makes a great side dish, just add a little parmesan cheese and red pepper flakes for a sensational dish.

Nutritional Benefits

Spaghetti Squash is packed with beta carotene, vitamin A, potassium and folic acid. One of the perks of this winter squash is that it’s high in nutrients but low in calories; one cup of spaghetti squash has just 40 calories, so it’s a great addition to just about any type of diet.