Other than saving money this New Year, I wanted to eat healthier too. So at Trader Joe's I found a Spaghetti Squash and decided to try it out. I first heard about this vegetable from my coworker. I thought she meant 'squash in my spaghetti', but that is not the case. Let me explain!
It's a big 'ol squash that reminded me of a watermelon (size/shape)-pumpkin(texture/seeds) thing. It was a pain to cut in half, so be patient when doing it.
Inside there are seeds like in a pumpkin that you need to scoop out with a spoon.
Already without cooking it, you can see the fibers that come out of the flesh that resemble spaghetti noodles! Pretty cool stuff.
Thank goodness for directions on the squash. I just followed it to make my life easier.
It was super hot coming out of the microwave! I think I let it sit for a bit before trying to handle it.
The strands came out VERY easily when I ran my fork through it.
Voila! I put some tomato sauce on it, and had my low-carb dinner. The texture is a bit crunchy, and it tastes a bit sweet. So it's not EXACTLY like pasta, but if you're on a low-carb diet, this is a great way substitute. One squash filled and ENTIRE large bowl, so you'll probably have leftovers for a few days.