Spaghetti Squash is a very healthy way to “replace” gluten-free pastas with a cheaper option. This veggie has 42 calories per cup (compared to whole wheat spaghetti’s 174) and 10 grams of carbs (versus whole wheat spaghetti’s 38). It’s also so fun to shred, watching it magically turn into stringy “spaghetti”.
All you have to do is cook, shred, and add sauce. To start, put the whole squash in the microwave for a minute. Slice it lengthwise, remove seeds, and place both halves cut side down in a microwaveable dish with a half inch of water in the bottom. Cook for 12 minutes. With a fork, shred the insides into strands. Top with your favorite pasta sauce. Pepperoni adds a nice flair too.