If you're on the Autoimmune Protocol (AIP) or other restrictive diet, chances are you aren't allowed to eat traditional wheat or white flour pasta. Luckily, spaghetti squash is both a delicious and versatile substitute! With its nutty flavor and impressive nutrient profile, this winter squash allows you to still enjoy your favorite pasta-based recipes without the high calories and health risks.
Fun Health Facts
Spaghetti squash is both nutrient-dense and low in calories, making it a win-win food option. More specifically, it is a rich source of fiber, vitamin C, manganese, and vitamin B6.
Spaghetti squash is known for being high in antioxidants, which are thought to help prevent ailments such as cancer, heart disease, and diabetes.
Studies have suggested that spaghetti squash aids in weight loss and promotes healthy digestion.
Tips & Tricks
Use a small, sharp paring knife to cut the squash in half lengthwise.
Brush the olive oil on each half with a cooking brush before sprinkling with salt.
Let squash cool before shredding.
Strain any excess liquid after baking before shredding.