31 Days of Beach Living: Day 17 Simple Spaghetti Squash

31days day 17

Yep, simple spaghetti squash! Really only four steps and you will be eating a Clean alternative to pasta.

spaghetti squash

Step One: Prepare your squash.

Wash off your squash with a good fruit & veggie wash. Rinse well. Pat dry with towel. Pierce skin with a knife in several places.

Step Two:  Cook your squash.

Place entire squash — do not cut in 1/2— onto a rimmed baking sheet. Cook at 375°F for 1 hour 30 minutes. Flip it over 1/2 through cooking time to ensure it cooks throughly. Cooking is done when you can easily pierce with a knife.

Step Three: Turn your cooked squash into a veggie noodle.

Cut your slightly cooled squash in half lengthwise. Scoop/scrape out seeds & discard. Use a fork to shred the squash. This part takes the least bit of effort. It usually just falls apart into noodle-like strands.

spaghetti squash 2

Step Four: Eat your squash.

Place squash noodles on a plate or in a bowl and top with your favorite sauce. I prefer mine with a yummy basil spaghetti sauce and ground turkey meatballs.

Oh, forgot about Step Five. This step only pertains to those with kids.

Bribe children to try these “extra yummy super delicious” noodles with homemade chocolate chip cookies.

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