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Stuff Smarter! 8 Spaghetti Squash Recipes For Weight Loss

Subbing in spaghetti squash for noodles slashes carbs and calories from all your favorite comfort foods! This versatile veggie just adds an extra crunch, and once you know how to cook it correctly, the possibilities are endless. These creative topping combinations will help you serve up spaghetti squash as a light dinner or hearty side dish. Plate your cooked squash like pasta, or toss the toppings together with the squash and restuff appropriately.

Italian style: 1/2 medium spaghetti squash (about 1 1/2 cups) (63 calories) + 1/2 cup marinara sauce (65 calories) + 1/4 cup ricotta cheese (107 calories) + 2 ounces ground turkey (85 calories) = 320 calories

Spicy bleu: 1/2 medium spaghetti squash (about 1 1/2 cups) (63 calories) + 3 ounces grilled chicken breast (100 calories) + 1/4 cup hot sauce (6 calories) + 2 tablespoons chopped green onion (4 calories) + 1/4 cup blue cheese (119 calories) = 292 calories

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Pad thai delight: 1/2 medium spaghetti squash (about 1 1/2 cups) (63 calories) + 1 tablespoon peanut butter (94 calories) + Juice from 1 lime (11 calories) + 1/2 cup cooked carrots (27 calories) + 1/2 cup sautéed green peppers (144 calories) + 2 tablespoons chopped cilantro (0 calories) = 245 calories

Taco night: 1/2 medium spaghetti squash (about 1 1/2 cups) (63 calories) + 1/2 cup black beans (114 calories) + 1/2 cup diced tomatoes (20 calories) + 4 tablespoons nonfat Greek yogurt (40 calories) + 2 tablespoons pickled jalapeño slices (20 calories) = 257 calories

Taste of Mediterranean: 1/2 medium spaghetti squash (about 1 1/2 cups) (63 calories) + 3 ounces grilled chicken breast (100 calories) + 2 tablespoons feta (50 calories) + 10 kalamata olives (130 calories) = 343 calories

Mac attack: 1/2 medium spaghetti squash (about 1 1/2 cups) (63 calories) + 1/4 cup sharp cheddar cheese (110 calories) + 1/4 cup parmesan cheese (108 calories) + 1 cup chopped broccoli (55 calories) = 336 calories

Spicy veg: 1/2 medium spaghetti squash (about 1 1/2 cups) (63 calories) + 1 cup cooked kale (36 calories) + 1/2 cup white kidney beans (55 calories) + 1/4 cup parmesan cheese (108 calories) + 2 teaspoons red pepper flakes (0 calories) = 262 calories

Clean Paleo eats: 1/2 medium spaghetti squash (about 1 1/2 cups) (63 calories) + 4 ounces grass-fed ground beef (149 calories) + 1 cup steamed spinach (41 calories) + 12 grape tomatoes (30 calories) + 2 tablespoons fresh basil (2 calories) = 285 calories

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