If you have never used this kind of squash before, it gets it’s name because the strands of squash look like strands of spaghetti. It is a great alternative to regular spaghetti, because it is loaded with nutrients, low in carbohydrates, high in fiber, and is only about 40 calories per cup! (Compared to regular spaghetti which has 170 calories per cup). Spaghetti squash is one of my favorite dishes to make, because you can do so much with it. You can sauté other veggies like onion, zucchini, and spinach and add it to the dish, or even add ground turkey or lean ground beef and make it a meat-sauce ‘pasta’ dish. Once you prepare the squash, (which is very easy, especially if you microwave it), you can eat it just as is, or prepare it any way you would regular spaghetti!