Winter squash (acorn, butternut, spaghetti) can be the basis for some truly delicious dishes.
But, because squash rinds can be quite tough, preparation can be a bit intimidating. In reality, prep is really quite simple.
Liz Weiss, author of The Moms' Guide to Meal Makeovers: Improving the Way Your Family Eats, One Meal at a Time!, joins host Lisa Davis to share two of her favorite spaghetti squash dishes, as well as how to prepare the squash for the base of the dishes.
Preparing Spaghetti Squash
Wash the squash, poke a few holes, and microwave for about two minutes (which softens it). Cut off stem, slice in half (length-wise), and scoop out seeds (which can be roasted like pumpkin seeds). Preheat oven to 400. Brush insides with olive oil, salt and pepper. Place upside down on tin foil on a baking sheet. Bake for 35-40 minutes. Once cooled, shred squash insides with a fork. It now becomes the canvas for so many different recipes.
Visit Liz's website and blog to access all of her many delicious recipes.
Taco Topped Spaghetti Squash Bowl
Spaghetti Squash with Meat-Free Bolognese Sauce
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The Moms' Guide to Meal Makeovers: Improving the Way Your Family Eats, One Meal at a Time!