Spaghetti Squash: How to Cook It Correctly

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Spaghetti Squash is not spaghetti. Let’s just get that out in the open right now. It’s not the cousin of linguine. Nor fettuccini’s sister. This squash gets it’s name from the fact that it looks stringy. Okay well, you have to cook it first. Once it’s done, you can use a fork to scrape it so that the squash resembles spaghetti.

If you have been visiting this site for awhile then you know that I avoided all squash in the past. I definitely did not know what to do with spaghetti squash. My visits to the farmers market were all about honeycrisp apples and the occasional bag of kale. To be honest, squash looked hard and inedible. Although I had eaten plenty of squash in fancy restaurants, it took me forever to bring one home.

Spaghetti Squash Is A Plant-Based Powerhouse

Spaghetti squash is a winter squash. So, that means you can probably find it in the store from October-March is many cities. Look for them in yellow, white and orange. They contain Pantothenic acid, also called Vitamin B5. B5 helps our bodies create energy from the food we eat. Did you know that?

An open spaghetti squash with the seeds exposed

And let’s not forget that spaghetti squash is low in calories, a good source of Vitamin C, Beta-Carotene and fiber. And of course, fiber is what helps us all feel satisfied. How helpful is that ?

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Kitchen Essentials What You Will Need

Have fun with this one. I’ve recently tried it with olives, spinach and roasted peppers. Wow!

LA Dunn is a plant-based advocate from the Bronx who is focused on exploring new ways to enjoy fruits, grains and vegetables. Are you on a plant-based journey or looking to do the same? Here are some ways to connect with LA: