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Oct 24

Superfoods Friday ~ Spaghetti Squash

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Hello friends and welcome to Superfoods Friday

I’ve read other bloggers tout the greatness of the Spaghetti Squash and I knew it was a great Superfood, however, it was only recently that I discovered it’s actual goodness, and I loved it!

  • Spaghetti squash is low in calories, with only about 42 calories per serving (about a cup), this vegetable is a great swap for higher calorie ingredients.
  • Spaghetti squash is gluten free and because of its texture, it makes a great swap for actual spaghetti.
  • Spaghetti squash is a good source of fiber.
  • Spaghetti squash has a variety of other vitamins and minerals like potassium, vitamin C, beta carotene, and a number of others to support your overall health.
  • This winter squash also promotes blood sugar control, and has a cholesterol lowering effect that protects us from various forms of cancer. 

 

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Spaghetti Squash

I picked up a yellow Spaghetti Squash at Food Lion along with a can of Roasted Garlic and Onion Pasta Sauce. Since I had never prepared Spaghetti Squash I had to read several online recipes.  

After cutting the squash in half, I removed the seeds but kept them on the baking sheet.  Sprinkled each side with a little Extra Virgin Olive Oil and basil then placed each half upside down on the baking sheet.  Put into the preheated oven at 350 degrees for 45 minutes.  

Note: it is very hard to cut, so poke a few holes in it first then microwave for 15 minutes to soften it up.  

The roasted seeds are also awesome!

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Superfood Spaghetti Squash

 

While the Spaghetti Squash baked in the oven, I heated up the pasta sauce adding a little more sprinkles of basil and garlic salt. After I removed the squash from the oven, allowing it to cool for 20 minutes then used a fork to scrape out the strands and placed into a bowl.  

Poured the warmed sauce over top and stirred lightly for a delicious and healthy meal.

Superfood Spaghetti Squash

When I posted a pic on Instagram and Facebook, a few people gave me some other suggestions which I will try the next time.  What about you, do you have any ideas for add-ins or maybe other ways in which to cook this Superfood Spaghetti Squash?

Stay Blessed  ~ No Stress in 2014!

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  1. imagesbytdashfield

    Never tried the seeds before…might do that next time.

    1. DelBlogger

      Yes, I think you will like them!

  2. The Beautiful Essence

    I have to try this strange kind of spaghetti 🙂
    Kisses
    lorena

    1. DelBlogger

      Lorena, I can’t wait for you to try it, let me know if you like it.

  3. cindy knoke

    Oooooh, I want to make this! Happy Friday Chica~

    1. DelBlogger

      Thanks, try it you will like it – hope you had a wonderful weekend.

  4. Nout @ SandpaperKissesBlog

    I loooooove spaghetti squash! I have made it a couple of times with chicken and alfredo sauce – deeeelicious

    1. DelBlogger

      I now love it and will try it with Pesto the next time.

  5. Sonya K

    I love spaghetti squash. The other day I tried it with some homemade pesto vs. tomato sauce and I think it tastes even better with pesto.

    1. DelBlogger

      Sonya, that’s sounds awesome and I will try to make that next weekend. Hope you are having an awesome week.

  6. Me and My Mini Me

    Yummy!! Looks delicious

    1. DelBlogger

      Thank you, sorry on the delay with this response…a year!!! I finally cooked another Spaghetti Squash this time in the Crock Pot – check out the recipe.

  7. JAM

    I really need to try this. I saw some spaghetti squash at the grocery store recently. Your post has inspired me to go back and get some. Hopefully it will turn out as good as yours looks.

    1. DelBlogger

      I bet you are going to love it, can’t wait to find out – make sure to come back and let me know.

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