If you are looking for an alternate to carbs then you may have found a solution. Although I'm HUGE into using whole wheat pasta for everything- this is a nice change from some heavy carbs. This spaghetti squash cooks up to looking like noodles. But, don't go in to get an exact noodle texture or flavor. It can be a little crunchy-ish & a little sweet- er. But- if you go in knowing that it will not taste just like noodles then it will be excellent for you. I like to prepare it as to eat "spaghetti," & if we are feeling extra healthy around here then we use ground turkey in our sauce instead of ground beef.
One Spaghetti Squash
1 lb of ground beef/ or ground turkey
1 jar of spaghetti sauce
Poke holes into the spaghetti squash:
Put it into the microwave for 10-12 minutes. While you are microwaving your spaghetti squash just brown your beef/turkey & drain any fat. Add your spaghetti sauce & heat over low heat. Let your squash cool for a few minutes, & then cut it in half. Clean the pumpkin- like seeds & membranes out. Put half side down into a dish with a small amount of water.
Add saran wrap to the top to create a steaming effect. Put it back in the microwave for about 4- 5 minutes. Pull saran wrap off & carefully (it's hot) lift spaghetti squash to pull apart. Now you are just going to get a fork & pull out all the "noodles." You are basically just scraping out the inside.
Put some "noodles" on a plate & top with your spaghetti sauce. It is great served with a veggie like grilled asparagus..... and knowing how much I love carbs I didn't skip them.... I added a whole wheat roll.
Yummy. Healthy & delicious.