Simple Spaghetti Squash

Spaghetti squash is one of the easiest vegetables to prepare without adding fat in the cooking process. Each squash is filled with folic acid, potassium, vitamin A, and beta carotene – and best of all it is a low calorie food. Servings: 4

Here’s what you need…

1 spaghetti squash
1 Tablespoon dried basil
1/2 teaspoon garlic salt

1. Cut squash in half and scoop out the seeds and fibers. With a fork pierce the squash skin a few times.

2. Fill a microwave safe dish with 1/2 inch of water. Place the squash cut side down in the dish.

3. Microwave on high for 10-20 minutes or until the skin gives easily under pressure (be sure to use an oven mitt, as the squash get very hot.) Let stand for a few minutes.

4. With a fork, scrape the pasta-like insides into a medium bowl. Mix in basil and garlic salt.

Nutritional Analysis: One serving equals: 42 calories, 0g fat, 10g carbohydrate, 2g fiber, and 1g protein.