Spaghetti squash saved my life

Spaghetti squash saved my life! Not literally, but spaghetti squash did manage to save me from my pasta cravings.

For years, I had pasta in nearly every dinner.  Ground turkey, spaghetti sauce, parmesan cheese, cheddar cheese and bowl full of pasta. Sure, it was whole grain pasta, but it was one of my binge eating triggers. As I began my journey to improve my blood pressure, I knew finding an alternative to pasta was key. I found spaghetti squash at the grocery store, and gave it a try.

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I microwave it for 5 minutes, cut it in half, scoop out the seeds and bake it for about 40 minute at 425 degrees.  Then, I scoop out the “noodles” and pair it with my favorite low sodium sauces!

I’ll be honest… It does not taste like pasta, but it does give you the stringy consistency that’s nice to have as an alternative.

(Originally published February 20, 2014)