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Love pasta? Hate the fact that it’s not healthy?

Tired of eating whole-wheat pasta when it just feels wrong? Want a healthy alternative?

If you answered ‘yes’ to any of those questions, I am pleased to introduce to you spaghetti squash.

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Why spaghetti squash? There are some seriously amazing health benefits:

  • It aids in weight loss. A cup contains 42 calories and only 10 grams of carbs.
  • Antioxidants Yum. And loads of vitamin A and vitamin C, and the B vitamins riboflavin, niacin, and thiamin, which promote optimal cellular function.
  • Prevents birth defects Folate (folic acid) helps promote healthy fetal tissues.
  • Promotes Heart Health Loads of potassium is good for your heart health. Potassium lowers your blood pressure and the folic acid helps strengthen artery walls.
  • Anti-Inflammatory Containing Omega-3s and Omega-6 fatty acids, spaghetti squash can help arthritis and help prevent cancer. Omega-6s also promote healthy brain function.

So, now that we’ve established why you need spaghetti squash in your life for health reasons, I feel obligated to tell why you should have it in your life for delicious reasons.

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Note: some of these recipes contain cheese or other dairy products, feel free to substitute this for the closest non-dairy alternative.

Recipes:

1. Spaghetti Squash Casserole

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I am not a fan of casserole. Never have been. It leaves me feeling… ‘blah’ for lack of a better word. But this is light and tasty and everything you could want from a casserole – comfort food-y, but without increasing your waistline.

2. Buffalo Chicken Spaghetti Squash

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For the ‘more spice for a better life’ person in your world. Or just for you. I make this for me. Because I love hot food.

3. Asian Peanut Spaghetti Squash Stir Fry

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Perfect low-carb replacement for pad Thai. Okay, so you don’t make it with tamarind sauce, but it’s soooo good and a perfect summer dish.

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