Squashed Preconceptions

I admit that I am not an adventurous eater. I am not averse to trying new things, however.  I AM influenced by my prior food experiences, and so I guess I never tried spaghetti squash due to my fear of another “acorn” debacle.

I was wrong.  The forums at myfitnesspal.com are rife with praises of this veggie’s wonderfulness. Thus, I was brave when I found one in the grocery store yesterday, and today I cooked it up.

Bake at 375 for an hour until the skin “gives” a bit.  When it was cool enough to touch, I sliced it longwise, spooned out the guts, and then shredded the pulp with a fork.

In a frying pan sprayed with Pam I fried an onion and a clove of garlic, stirred in some salt, parsley, basil and lemon pepper salt.  I added two cups of the squash, stirred to mix and then shook about 1/8th cup of shredded Parmesan cheese.

It was two cups of heaven for less than 180 calories, and there are still about 6 cups of pulp left….to use as guilt-free pasta, sides or even salad toppers!

I’m in love…..