Looking for a perfect low-fat and low-carb alternative to your most favorite pasta dish? Pasta lovers! Watch out, here is something that will flip your world upside down.
For carb lovers, pasta is the ultimate comfort food. For people on a low-carb or ketogenic diet, pasta is out of the question. Until now.
Top this baked keto spaghetti squash with your favorite pasta sauce and recreate a perfect Italian dish. In this spaghetti squash net carbs are only 5.5 grams. Plus, it is packed with potassium, vitamin A and C, and provides a number of health benefits.
Spaghetti squash benefits: your go-to pasta alternative
This spaghetti squash keto friendly recipe is low in carbs and calories. It is super easy to cook and needs very little cleanup. You can cook a wide variety of low-carb recipes from spaghetti squash, including keto spaghetti squash casserole, keto spaghetti squash mac and cheese, and many other pasta dishes. Most importantly, it is packed with nutrients, including,
1. Vitamin A
Spaghetti squash provides an ample amount of Vitamin A. This oval-shaped, yellow vegetable is a strong source of carotenoids, alpha, and beta-carotene most importantly. Carotenoids act as antioxidants which prevent inflammation.
2. Vitamin C
Free radical fighting components of Vitamin C fight inflammation. Free radicals attach with cells and cause damage that leads to a number of chronic diseases. Vitamin C fights these radicals.
Potassium together with sodium stimulates nerves and muscles. It also enhances water balance, metabolism, muscle strength, nervous system functions, and electrolytic functions.
How can you use spaghetti squash to make your most favorite pasta dish?
Spaghetti squash will most certainly satisfy all of your pasta cravings. Simply bake it at 400 Fahrenheit for 40 minutes. Allow it to cool slightly. Then, with a fork, shred it. Top it with a no-sugar-added, low-carb marinara sauce, meat sauce, alfredo sauce. Sprinkle some parmesan cheese on it and some basil.