3 Fat Chicks on a Diet Weight Loss Community  

Go Back   3 Fat Chicks on a Diet Weight Loss Community > Support Forum > Support Groups > 100 lb. Club

Thread Tools
Old 11-02-2011, 01:36 PM   #1
kon-fyoo-zed say it aloud
konfyoozed's Avatar
Join Date: Mar 2011
Location: Columbia, SC
Posts: 1,638

S/C/G: 300/Ticker/165

Height: 5'9"

Default Spaghetti squash

I've heard a lot about spaghetti squash and last night at the grocery store I decided to buy one. I've been reluctant to buy them because I'm not typically a huge fan of squash (I don't even like pumpkin all that much!). But I grabbed one on a whim, and today for lunch decided to chop it up, cook it and eat it.

I cut it into quarters (I don't know the "standard" size of a squash, but 1/4 of the thing gave me a little over a cup - about 50 cals) and microwaved it for 7 minutes, let it sit for 3, then scraped it out and added:

1/2 tbsp of butter (50 cals)
1 tbsp grated parm (20 cals)
sprinkle of garlic powder
sprinkle of onion salt

IT'S SO GOOD. I like the sweetness and the slight crunch. now I'm looking for different ways to eat it. I've got 3 chunks left to eat so...

How do YOU prep your spaghetti squash?

*** Trying Again!!! ***
I won't let the fat win this fight.

{New Ticker - Coming Soon}
konfyoozed is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 11-02-2011, 01:58 PM   #2
Senior Member
TwynnB's Avatar
Join Date: May 2008
Location: Central PA
Posts: 3,566

S/C/G: 144/131/128

Height: 5' 4"


I actually much prefer instead of pasta with spaghetti sauce. Filling, and not as heavy.

Start Date: May 5, 2008

Just trying to maintain on the beach!
TwynnB is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 11-02-2011, 02:03 PM   #3
sassyangies's Avatar
Join Date: Oct 2011
Location: Glendale, AZ
Posts: 680

S/C/G: 330/

Height: 5'5"


yes I love spaghetti squash with sauce. It's so delicious. Glad you decided to try it and your recipe sounds great too. I'm going to have to try it.
sassyangies is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 11-02-2011, 02:07 PM   #4
kon-fyoo-zed say it aloud
konfyoozed's Avatar
Join Date: Mar 2011
Location: Columbia, SC
Posts: 1,638

S/C/G: 300/Ticker/165

Height: 5'9"


i've got some chunky ragu garlic/onion/tomato in the fridge (a staple in my house). i'll have it with a quarter of the squash for lunch tomorrow

*** Trying Again!!! ***
I won't let the fat win this fight.

{New Ticker - Coming Soon}
konfyoozed is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 11-02-2011, 02:16 PM   #5
suttercm's Avatar
Join Date: Oct 2011
Location: Michigan
Posts: 81

S/C/G: 209/157.5/135

Height: 5'1"


I do the same, just have it with spaghetti sauce. Very good!
suttercm is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 11-02-2011, 03:13 PM   #6
slim endgame
goal4agirl's Avatar
Join Date: Sep 2010
Location: Alabama
Posts: 579

S/C/G: 255/see ticker/150

Height: 5' 4"


Thank you for the idea. I have never tried this kind of squash before. I love yellow and butternut squash. I'm not a fan of zucchini squash, but I will definitely try your recipe
I looked it up- spaghetti squash is low in calories, a good source of vitamin C and B6. It also is a source of potassium. I have issues keeping my potassium levels up so this will be a good thing for me.
I was reading you can cook it all day long on low in the crock pot with a cup of water.
Thanks again
Our Greatest Glory Is Not In Never Failing, But In Rising Up Everytime We Fail.
~ Ralph Waldo Emerson

Last edited by goal4agirl; 11-02-2011 at 03:22 PM.
goal4agirl is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 11-02-2011, 04:15 PM   #7
Senior Member
djs06's Avatar
Join Date: Jun 2004
Posts: 2,383

S/C/G: 274/?/175

Height: 5'8


Ah, I can't STAND substituting it for spaghetti. I think it's just the Italian heritage

I do really like it, though... once I stop pretending it's pasta. I usually cut it in half, bake for 45 minutes or so, scoop it out and put some spray butter and salt on it. I really like the Parmesan idea!
djs06 is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 11-02-2011, 04:17 PM   #8
April Snow's Avatar
Join Date: May 2011
Location: Denver
Posts: 2,547

S/C/G: high263/current257/ticker/198

Height: 5'7"


I make it with red sauce too, esp. meat sauce since I eat high protein/low carb so I can have spag squash but do better when it's with protein too.

I usually take the whole thing, pierce it with a knife in a few places (or it will explode AMHIK!) and nuke it for about 8 minutes, then let it cool a bit to handle and then cut in half. Much easier than trying to cut it raw IMO. I take the halves and roast them in the over for a while - you can cook it all the way in the microwave but I find roasting it gives it an even better flavor.
Restart 1/6/13 - GOAL (for now) back to prior low

April Snow is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 11-02-2011, 04:18 PM   #9
Senior Member
liliesinmycereal's Avatar
Join Date: May 2011
Posts: 604

S/C/G: 220/157.0/137

Height: 5'2''


It's on my list of things to try! I will have to try another grocery. The groceries I go to don't have it.
My weight loss blog
liliesinmycereal is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 11-02-2011, 04:31 PM   #10
kat618's Avatar
Join Date: Aug 2011
Location: Missouri
Posts: 37

S/C/G: 196/133/145

Height: 5'4


I just recently tried this myself and really like it. I cut mine in half lengthwise, scooped out the seeds brushed the inside with just a little bit of olive oil and pepper covered it with saran wrap leaving one corner up to vent and microwave it for 7-10 min depends how big....ONLY put one half in at a time cooks much better. Then once done just take a fork to scrape out all of the "spaghetti” I then sprayed it with a squirt of spray butter and a sprinkle of parmesan/ramona cheese...YUMMM-0

I tried it with spaghetti sauce and did not care for it that way but love the taste of summer squash and attested the same so really liked it a lot.
Listen closely: the only time it's too late to change yourself is when you're dead. Until then, you're simply making excuses or lying to yourself.

You get whatever you settle for

=for every 10lbs lost
kat618 is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 11-02-2011, 09:45 PM   #11
Senior Member
linJber's Avatar
Join Date: May 2011
Location: NW PA
Posts: 1,609

S/C/G: 255/holding at 162/160

Height: 5'-7"


I've always treated it like squash, not pasta. I may have to try it with sauce, but I do love it with a little butter and garlic. Of course, I like pasta that way, too!


Life style change started on Jan 13, 2011. I was going to lose 100 pounds by Christmas.
I lost 93 pounds by Oct 1, 2011 and am holding there for now. We'll see what happens.
New goal: To maintain at about 160 Final Goal: To decide if I need to lose more
Just Keep On Keepin' On
linJber is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 11-02-2011, 11:42 PM   #12
Senior Member
butterflymama's Avatar
Join Date: May 2011
Location: Toronto, ON
Posts: 274

S/C/G: 249.2/on hold/166

Height: 5'5"


I hate squash but I love spaghetti squash.

I cut mine in half, scrape out seeds and bake it upside down on a cookie sheet for 45 mons or so. Then I use a fork to string it up and mix it with some homemade meaty tomato sauce and put it back into the shell sprinkle on some low fat mozz (supputo makes an awesome one) and put it back into the oven to bake it for another 15 mons or so. It is crazy yummy!!! I do both halves and DH and I share one half if it is a smaller squash with a nice big salad and a slice of seedy garlic toast. mmmmmm Then share the other half for lunch the next day. It is one of our fav meals.

I will have to try cooking it in the slow cooker. I make my sauce in the slow cooker. love my slow cooker
2nd Mini Goal-Onederland! - On hold

Met first Mini Goal of 10% lost Aug 19, 2011
butterflymama is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 11-02-2011, 11:56 PM   #13
pursuer of joy
124chicksinger's Avatar
Join Date: Jul 2011
Location: northern New Jersey
Posts: 827

S/C/G: 198/170ish/160-???

Height: 5.6 on a tall day


I generally pierce it and boil it whole, which keeps the insides kind of dry. I've read that others cut it in half and roast it in the oven -- again, about keeping the strands dry.

Its delicious with a fresh tomato sauce like a bruschetta, and also with salsa and cheddar or mexican blend cheeses.

There are recipes online for using it as the base of a pizza--I can't vouch for that but it sounds good to me--and I guess the strands get even more dried out. There is another if you google mock coconut cream pie squash and come up with what reads like a custardy type pie, but certainly unless you add coconut extract none of the reviews state that it actually tastes like coconut. It sounds good to me tho. Acorn squash is fabulous baked with cinnamon and apple slices, so why wouldn't spaghetti squash be good in a sweet recipe too?

I never microwaved it tho. Maybe I'll do that one day.

I also was looking just today for a mock rice pudding, thinking of using overcooked cauliflower, and actually found some recipes for that too. May just take a traditional rice pudding recipe tho and simply substitute the cauliflower for all that high calorie starchy rice!!!
124chicksinger is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 11-03-2011, 01:45 AM   #14
Mummy-tummy battler
jitterfish's Avatar
Join Date: Mar 2008
Location: New Zealand
Posts: 507

S/C/G: 132ish(290+)/~ticker~/75(165)

Height: 164(5'4")


I've never heard of this before, yay for google! Don't think we have it here in NZ what a shame, it looks really interesting.
"I've come too far to take orders from a cookie" - Thanks Nutrition junkie!
"If there was ever a zombie apocalypse Iíd be screwed at running away so I had better get fit because I canít shoot either" - Me

Overall Progress

8 Week Challenge

jitterfish is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 11-03-2011, 07:04 AM   #15
Senior Member
fatferretfanatic's Avatar
Join Date: Mar 2011
Location: Kentucky
Posts: 874

S/C/G: 268/181/160

Height: 5'6


I love spaghetti squash. It is very delicious! I use it like I would pasta, or sometimes, I bake it brushed with pesto and other herbs and sprinkle cheese on it. It's so good!

"The only journey is the journey within."
Rainer Maria Rilke
fatferretfanatic is offline   Reply With Quote

Similar Threads
Thread Thread Starter Forum Replies Last Post
Spaghetti Squash Deep-Dish Italian Pie Schmoodle Entrees - Phase 1 25 10-21-2013 07:47 PM
Spaghetti Squash Jennifer 3FC Entrees - Phase 1 18 04-05-2004 09:47 PM

Thread Tools

Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off
Trackbacks are On
Pingbacks are On
Refbacks are Off

All times are GMT -4. The time now is 04:25 AM.

We are a participant in the Amazon Services LLC Associates Program, an affiliate advertising program designed to provide a means for us to earn fees by linking to Amazon.com and affiliated sites.

Search Engine Optimization by vBSEO 3.3.2