Guilt-Free Noodles (Spaghetti Squash)
Do you ever crave a big bowl of noodles with your favorite pasta sauce? How would you like to enjoy noodles that are completely guilt free? Considering that traditional noodles are one of the most fattening foods known to man, this concept of guilt-free noodles is pretty sexy!
Spaghetti squash is a vegetable that naturally shreds into noodles once cooked. Have you tried it yet? You can serve it up with your favorite spaghetti sauce – just stay away from cream-based sauces.
If you are tempted to go out this weekend and consume a huge serving of traditional pasta – STOP! Don’t do it! You’ll be so disappointed with yourself when it’s over and you’ll lose the great progress that you made this week with your workouts. Instead enjoy a delicious heap of spaghetti squash served with spaghetti sauce.
Courtesy of RealHealthyRecipes.com
What you need Servings: 4
1 spaghetti squash 1 Tablespoon dried basil ½ teaspoon garlic salt
1. Cut squash in half and scoop out the seeds and fibers. With a fork pierce the squash skin a few times.
2. Fill a microwave safe dish with ½ inch of water. Place the squash cut-side down in the dish.
3. Microwave on high for 10-20 minutes or until the skin gives easily under pressure (be sure to use an oven mitt, as the squash get very hot.) Let stand for a few minutes.
4. With a fork, scrape the pasta-like insides into a medium bowl. Mix in basil and garlic salt and serve with your favorite pasta sauce and meatballs!
Nutrition One serving equals: 42 calories, 0g fat, 10g carbohydrate, 2g fiber, and 1g protein.