If you're looking for a low-carb alternative to spaghetti, the aptly named spaghetti squash might be just the ticket. Spaghetti squash is a nonstarchy vegetable that contains about 5 grams of carbohydrates per half-cup serving, according to the American Diabetes Association. Its stringy flesh also provides about 20 calories and vitamin C, B-complex vitamins and fiber.
How to Prepare
Spaghetti squash is named for its flesh that, when cooked until tender, separates into threads that resemble spaghetti. It can be roasted in the oven or microwaved until tender. Let it cool and then use a fork to scrape out the flesh. Top it with a little olive oil or butter and serve plain or use it in place of spaghetti in your favorite pasta dish, such as as the base for "spaghetti" and meatballs.
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