Spaghetti squash is all the rage right now in the world of culinary nutrition. Sure, it is nutritious, but let's face it: these rock-hard beasts aren't the easiest vegetable to slice into, and more often than not, you end up with short watery strands that barely resemble "spaghetti".
But before your clients completely give up on spaghetti squash forever, we have a great tip you can share with them.
How To Slice & Prepare Spaghetti Squash:
The trick to getting long, spaghetti-like noodles is to slice your spaghetti squash into rings through its belly or waist. This is because the strands of the spaghetti squash do not run from one end of the squash to the other. Instead, the strands run in a circular formation. Cutting the squash across its waist leaves the noodles fully intact. On the other hand, when you slice the spaghetti squash in half from end-to-end, you are essentially cutting the noodles in half, and ain't no one got time for short noodles.
Once you've sliced the squash into rings, you can scoop out the seeds.
You might be wondering why I suggest cutting the squash into rings, instead of simply slicing it in half. While both methods work, slicing it into rings better allows the liquid from within the squash to steam off during the cooking process, so you don't end up with super watery noodles.
Once it is sliced, you can cook the spaghetti squash in the oven, Instant Pot, microwave or slow cooker.
Delicious Ways to Eat Spaghetti Squash:
There are so many ways to encourage your clients to eat and enjoy spaghetti squash. They can serve it as you would spaghetti, in a casserole, in a stir-fry or enjoy it plain with butter or olive oil.
Here are a few spaghetti squash recipes from That Clean Life to add to your client's meal plan.
Slow Cooker Spaghetti Squash & Meat Balls
Click here to add Slow Cooker Spaghetti Squash and Meatballs to your client’s That Clean Life meal plan.
Spaghetti Squash Chow Mein
Click here to add Spaghetti Squash Chow Mein to your client’s That Clean Life meal plan.
Spaghetti Squash with Lentils & Veggie Tomato Sauce
Click here to add Spaghetti Squash with Veggie Tomato Sauce to your client’s That Clean Life meal plan.
Creamy Spaghetti Squash Casserole
Click here to add Creamy Spaghetti Squash Casserole to your client’s That Clean Life meal plan.
Lemon Garlic Shrimp Spaghetti Squash
Click here to add Lemon Garlic Shrimp Spaghetti Squash to your client’s That Clean Life meal plan.
So there you have it! Everything you need to know to get your clients to fall in love with spaghetti squash, over and over again.