Bolder, brighter, and richer in nutrients than your basic penne pasta, spaghetti squash is the perfect addition to an easy family dinner. One cup of cooked spaghetti made from white, enriched noodles, contains approximately 220 calories, 42 grams of carbohydrates and very few nutrients.
Comparably, one cup of cooked spaghetti squash provides about 42 calories, 10 grams of carbohydrates, and a host of important nutrients such as vitamin A and potassium.
If you are worried that spaghetti squash won’t fill you up, think again! The fiber content of spaghetti squash and enriched spaghetti is very similar, providing just over two grams per cup. This means that spaghetti squash provides the same fiber content for less calories, helping you feel just as full without eating hundreds of calories.
This spaghetti squash recipe is a weight-loss wonder, providing a nutrition jackpot without having to invest a lot of calories. Get the recipe here.