How to cook low-calorie spaghetti squash

Dress this low calorie tasty vegetable with fresh herbs or sauce for a healthful meal.Spaghetti squash makes a great low-calorie, nutritious substitute for pasta or starchy vegetables. You can serve it plain, or season it with garlic, fresh herbs, and a little olive oil, or even toss it with your favourite tomato sauce for an easy-to-make low-calorie meal. One cup of cooked spaghetti squash has 43 calories. It is a good source of fiber, Vitamin C , Vitamin A potassium, folic acid, beta carotene, as well as being low in fat.
 
Award-winning chef Anthony Stewart, from the Pritikin Longevity Center + Spa, shares his own how-to directions for preparing this tasty and healthful veggie.
 
·        Set the oven to 350 degrees F.
·        Cut the spaghetti squash in half length-wise.
·        Scraped out the seeds and guts, just as you’d scrape out the guts of a pumpkin.
·        Pour about a quarter-inch of water into a glass baking dish.
·        Put the squash halves in the baking dish, cut sides facing down.
·        Put the dish in the oven.
·        Let cook for one hour, or when skin is tender to the touch.
·        Scrape out the middle of the squash to reveal spaghetti-like strands.
 
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