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    Doing a search through this site, I can't get a definitive answer if spaghetti squash is a "good" carb or not. Poking through the threads, a lot of people seemed to have asked the same question but there doesn't seem to be an answer. I bought one for the first time today, cooked it and shredded it and oh my Lord it's delicious. Where have you been all my life! But I know very little about it and want to know a little more about how to best incorporate it into my diet.

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    What on earth...
    Of course it is!
    It's a vegetable. EAT IT!

    Use it how ever you like.
    Google up some recipes... convert them to "Primal" if they have non-Primal ingredients.
    Many people use it as a noodle replacement with traditional red meat sauce, just like spaghetti.
    Or with a creamy white sauce and some other vegetables for a prima vera.
    Or just add some butter and garlic and use it as a side dish.
    Delicious.

    Enjoy your food.
    Last edited by cori93437; 02-04-2013, 11:19 AM.
    “You have your way. I have my way. As for the right way, the correct way, and the only way, it does not exist.”
    ~Friedrich Nietzsche
    And that's why I'm here eating HFLC Primal/Paleo.

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    • #3
      I love spaghetti squash! And I never worry about its carb content. I make a tomato sauce from scratch with lots of fresh veggies and fresh herbs, some Primal meatballs, and then use the squash as others would use pasta. Can't go wrong!!
      "It's a great life, if you don't weaken.". John Buchan

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      • #4
        ^
        What he said!!

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        • #5
          Spaghetti squash is great! And one makes many servings of "spaghetti". I cook em in the slow cooker. Just plunk them in whole with a little water and a few hours later, tasty perfection.

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          • #6
            Yeah it's primal, and I love the stuff. I eat one a week. Either use it as a pasta replacement for spaghetti, or sauté it in olive oil with basil and diced tomatoes and serve it as a side veggie.


            edit: parsley goes very well with it too!

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            • #7
              Whole food isn't primal.

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              • #8
                Originally posted by lala70 View Post
                ^
                What he said!!
                Did I mention how good it tastes when you share
                "It's a great life, if you don't weaken.". John Buchan

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                • #9
                  Spaghetti squash is actually pretty low in carbs, compared to most other squashes or tubers. I regularly eat 1-2 cups of the stuff with homemade bolognese sauce. Also, if mac and cheese was your comfort food as a kid, spaghetti squash with butter, garlic salt, and parmesan or nutritional yeast tastes gives me the same warm fuzzy feelings. Love it.

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                  • #10
                    Spaghetti squash is a fun food. I always wonder what the seeds would be like toasted. Anyone ever toast them up?

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                    • #11
                      Originally posted by PaleoBlog View Post
                      Spaghetti squash is a fun food. I always wonder what the seeds would be like toasted. Anyone ever toast them up?
                      Yep! They're good!

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                      • #12
                        Spaghetti squash is awesome. I was concerned I was having an adverse reaction to it, but it turned out to be something else. Now my household has spaghetti squash once or twice a week. It's quick and easy and good for you!

                        If you're trying to stay low-carb, maybe don't eat the whole thing at one sitting. Otherwise, go to town on it!

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                        • #13
                          Cook the spaghetti squash,Then take a fork and shred it. Saute onion and garlic in a little bit of olive oil and butter, throw in some basil or parsley.Toss the spaghetti squash and mixture together and VOILA... Delicious as a side or main dish!

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                          • #14
                            the seeds are just like pumpkin seeds, which I love, and usually just eat right out of the squash after it's done

                            new users beware, a largish squash can make A LOT of "spaghetti", so if you are only feeding 1-2 people, get the smallest one you can find; also, it is mostly water, so it doesn't freeze well or keep well very long, it will release a lot of water over time
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                            • #15
                              Originally posted by heatseeker View Post
                              Spaghetti squash is actually pretty low in carbs, compared to most other squashes or tubers. I regularly eat 1-2 cups of the stuff with homemade bolognese sauce. Also, if mac and cheese was your comfort food as a kid, spaghetti squash with butter, garlic salt, and parmesan or nutritional yeast tastes gives me the same warm fuzzy feelings. Love it.
                              yeah so true. I love this type of squash. It's so filling and it such a good alternative to a regular pasta

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