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Friday, May 18, 2012

Spaghetti Squash with Sauce

Spaghetti Squash with Sauce

Cooked spaghetti squash has a thread-like texture, similar to spaghetti, but is much higher in fiber and anti-cancer compounds.
To add more color and more fiber add some chopped veggies to the sauce, I like to use what is in season.... Mushrooms, zucchini, and sweet red bell peppers are good choices!

Makes 6 servings
1 large spaghetti squash (about 3 cups cooked)
2 cups fat-free spaghetti sauce
2 tablespoons chopped fresh basil
2 tablespoons nutritional yeast or dairy-free (vegan) parmesan
cheese substitute (optional)
radishes for garnish (optional)

1.) Preheat oven to 350 F. Wash the outside of the squash and carefully puncture with a knife 5 times. Place on a baking sheet and bake 1 hour or until very tender when tested with a knife. Set aside to cool.

2.) Cut the cooked squash in half lengthwise and remove the seeds. Remove the spaghetti-like threads with a fork and place in a baking dish. Toss with spaghetti sauce. Cover lightly with aluminum foil. Return to the oven for 20 to 30 minutes or until well heated.

3.) Sprinkle with basil and nutritional yeast or vegan parmesan substitute, if using. Garnish with radishes if desired.
Nutrition Information
Per serving (1/6 of recipe): 48 calories; 0.3 g fat; 0.1 g saturated fat; 4.6% calories from fat; 0 mg cholesterol; 0.9 g protein; 11.7 g carbohydrate; 8.4 g sugar; 1.6 g fiber; 274 mg sodium; 25 mg calcium; 0.5 mg iron; 6 mg vitamin C; 205 mcg beta-carotene; 0.4 mg vitamin E

Found: The Cancer Project

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