What We’re Eating: Spaghetti Squash

Last week, I was up late working and had the Wendy Williams Show on in the background. Richard Simmons was one of the guests. When I heard him mention his spaghetti squash recipe, I tuned in. I’m glad I did!

It is Specific Carbohydrate Diet (SCD) legal, healthy and very easy and quick to make!

Here’s what it looked like:

Spaghetti Squash - SCD-legal

Richard put the mixture back in the squash skins, kind of like this:

Spaghetti Squash - SCD-legal

but his looked much nicer than mine! I didn’t fill it all the way up like Richard did.

Here’s how easy it is to make this recipe:

Spaghetti Squash - SCD-legal

1. Cut the spaghetti squash in half. I did this before I bought the Presto LeverEdge. I had to use one of my Cutco knives.

Spaghetti Squash - SCD-legal

2. Clean out the seeds and strings.

Spaghetti Squash - SCD-legal

3. Place the halves face down into a microwave safe dish and add an inch of water. Microwave the squash for 20 minutes and then let them cool for 10 minutes.

Spaghetti Squash - SCD-legal

4. Cut up the chives and tomatoes and grate four tablespoons of Parmesan cheese. Richard used diced canned tomatoes, but that is not legal on the Specific Carbohydrate Diet, so I cut up Roma tomatoes.

5. Using the end of a fork, scrape out the squash half so the result looks like spaghetti! Put in a casserole dish.

6. Add the chives, tomatoes and cheese to the spaghetti squash.

7. Bake at 350 degrees for 15 minutes.

My daughter LOVED this dish. I thought it was quite good, but I plan to add another 2-4 tablespoons of Parmesan cheese when I make it again.

I sprinkled Parmesan cheese on top of each serving too. It can be served hot or cold, although I preferred it to be hot. Since we can no longer eat pasta, this is the closest substitute we’ve had in the past six months since starting on the SCD.

View Richard Simmon’s recipe for this dish on the Wendy Williams Show’s Website.

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