This.. is.. incredible. Do you love spaghetti, but aren't a fan of the heavy feeling after eating pasta? Spaghetti squash is an incredible alternative to your basic enriched pasta. One cup of pasta has approximately 200 calories and 42g of carbohydrates with very little nutrient content. Alternatively, spaghetti squash contains 42 calories and 10g of carbohydrate per cup with an army of nutrients like vitamin A, potassium, and dietary fiber. It is also much lower on the glycemic index, providing you with sustained energy rather than the dreaded blood sugar spike. Even if you're not trying to cut down on your processed carbs, this is worth trying out for its tastiness. It takes only about 10 extra minutes of prep time than your normal spaghetti meal, and is packed full of health benefits, plus the leftovers are perfect to take to work the next day for lunch. Spaghetti squash are harvested during the fall, but store well and are available year round for purchase! Eliminate the cheese, and this is a Whole 30 and Paleo friendly meal!