Fall Feast

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I gave up pasta 15 years ago. The Reason? Why put empty… fattening calories in my body? But to be 100% honest with you… there are days when this comfort food would taste so good!!  So my go to alternative? Yellow Squash Pasta….. so easy to make…. so delicious…. and so healthy! When baked…. the inside flesh pulls out in long strands resembling pasta. Making squash pasta could not be easier make…. or healthier to eat! 
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Direct From “LiveStrong” …
Vitamin Rich
Yellow squash is a brilliant source of vitamin C and a very good source of magnesium, vitamin A (particularly in its concentration of carotenoids, including beta-carotene), fiber, folate, copper, riboflavin and phosphorus. It is also abundant in potassium, providing 345.60 milligrams per serving.In addition, it is high in manganese, a mineral which helps the body process fats, carbohydrates, and glucose.
Minerals
A 1-cup serving of spaghetti squash also contains several minerals that are vital to good health. The dominant mineral is manganese, with 0.2 mg, which is 8 percent of the RDI. Manganese is needed only in small amounts, but it has a big job. The University of Maryland Medical Center reports manganese aids in the production of healthy bones, tissues and sex hormones. It also plays a part in metabolism, regulation of blood sugar, absorption of calcium and the functioning of the nervous system. Other minerals found in smaller amounts in spaghetti squash include potassium, magnesium, calcium, copper, iron, phosphorus, sodium, zinc and selenium.
Now that we know just how healthy this squash is…. Let’s get started!!
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So Healthy…. So Good!! YUM!!

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31 thoughts on Fall Feast

  1. Love your outfit!!! Gorgeous orange framing your face, and the sweater is beautiful !!
    As for the squash : sounds delecious and easy enough to tackle for someone like me who dislikes cooking. And I too agree with you, as much as I love pasta I avoid it like the plague. It now leaves me in a catatonic state, only wanting a siesta!! Ugh
    Tis the season for Yellow squash !!

  2. My friend turned me onto this a few years ago. I was shocked how good it tasted. I add either olive oil or some spaghetti sauce and it is SO GOOD!

  3. We are trying to be healthier and drop a few lbs in my household so looks like this may go into the recipe box! Sounds delish!

  4. I love the fall season! Time for the squashes and pumpkins and home cooked meals! Thank you for the easy tips on how to make this dish. I have always wanted to try it and it sounds easy to make and so healthy compared to the empty calories and starches in pasta.

  5. As a single woman, I find that I don’t cook as much and certainly don’t eat many veggies as they end up going bad in the fridge so this is the perfect fix! I can make it when I am ready as these type of veggies don’t spoil as fast and I can have a friend over to share it with. We get our veggies, our vitamins and none goes to waste! SCORE!

  6. I LOVE pasta! Yes, I am one of those people. If I can have a healthier way of eating something that tastes like pasta, I’m in!

  7. I have actually made this and it is really good! I just cook it in the microwave (probably not the best way, but definitely the easiest).

  8. I also like cauliflower mashed “potatoes”…So good! I’m a vegetarian and I always try and turn my friends on to different ways to eat vegetables. Great post!

  9. Sound wonderful and perfect meal to make as a side dish for thanksgiving. I will need to add that to my table this year. 🙂

  10. Interesting! I’ve never heard this before. There might be some hope to get my family to eat SOME kind of veggie!! Thanks, Laura!

  11. Woah that is crazy, I would have never thought of making squash pasta and that it could be that easy. I guess i will need to experiment with it.

  12. You always look fantastic! I love the orange top under your sweater! I will definitely have to try this squash! And it seems easy enough to make!

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