Squashing the carbs.

I’ve heard for years that spaghetti squash can make a great substitute for traditional pasta noodles, but for whatever reason I’d never tried it. Until Tuesday night. Which is when my world was rocked.

Look, nothing is ever going to truly replace the carby deliciousness of regular pasta, but this squash business is the best substitute I’ve ever found. And it’s super easy to do.

First cut the squash in half. This is the only hard part- you need a strong knife and a strong arm. Preheat your oven to 350 degrees. Lay the squash cut sides down on a greased baking sheet and cook it for 30 minutes or until the squash can be easily pierced by a knife.
Hold the squash upright and scrape downward with a spoon. Here’s a pic:

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Voila! You get thick strands of the squash. The consistency of this is more satisfying than the faux, yam-based, rubbery noodle substitutes out there. I topped mine with pesto-tossed chicken, mushrooms, and a little goat cheese. Amazing. I can’t believe it took me so long to try this!!

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I have been wanting to try this for a long time too! Glad to hear you liked it – maybe I’ll finally get around to it now.

Scott it’s so tasty! You will love it.

That meal (minus the mushrooms) sounds perfect.

Next trip to the grocery store…

Have you tried Dreamfields pasta? As a T1D myself, that’s been my go-to pasta for the last couple years. I just pick it up at the regular grocery store (Fry’s) in my area.

Also, I was going to try spaghetti squash tonight but didn’t know how to cook it. I’ll try your recipe! Thanks!

Once you cook it in the oven you can do many things. Try sautéing it in a bit of butter then add cinnamon, nutmeg, sweetener of choice to taste and then top with pecans.

Those old recipes for spaghetti pies? There ya go!

Layer like a lasagna also with cheese and your fav sauce

Stir fry veggies and protein of choice then add squash!

Ok, now I am hungry….

Ressy

Hey Owen! I tried the Dreamfields but I ut spiked my BG a few hours later, I am sure due to the high fiber content – I couldn’t find a good way to handle it! Just curious, do you bolus differently for the Dreamfields?

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