With the low-carb, gluten-free, and paleo movements on the rise, spaghetti squash has quickly emerged as an easy substitute for pasta – so we wanted to bring you our favorite ways to create a comforting bowl with this fiber-packed pasta alternative.
The suggestion of spaghetti would be incomplete without the option of a rich tomato sauce: ours is quick and easy to throw together while the squash is in the oven.
Further Food Commentary:
Spaghetti squash is a great alternative to white pasta. It’s naturally rich in vitamin B6, something that gets removed from refined flour and added back in an artificial form. Vitamin B6 is crucial for the production of serotonin and dopamine, two feel-good hormones. It also contains one-fourth of the carbohydrate load and has 80% fewer calories than white pasta.
Tomatoes are rich in carotenoids, pigments that not only provide yellow-orange-red colors to fruits and vegetables, but also provide a high dose of antioxidant potential. Cooked tomatoes are highest in lycopene, potent in the fight against cancers, especially prostate. They also contain the three, antioxidant vitamins, C, E and the precursor to A, beta-carotene.