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Session 2: Nutrition Featured Food: Spaghetti Squash15 Also known as noodle squash, this winter squash is packed full of folic acid, potassium, vitamin A, vitamin C, and beta carotene. It’s also full of manganese, which is essential for healthy bones and sex hormone production, and helps with metabolism. Spaghetti squash is a low-calorie food (about 40 calories per 1-cup serving), and can be substituted for pasta, works as a great side dish, and is easy to cook. How to cook: The easiest way to cook a spaghetti squash is to cut the squash in half lengthwise and microwave one half at a time. Place one half of the squash in a microwave-safe bowl; place a microwave-safe plate or second bowl on top to form a seal. Heat for 5-7 minutes. CAUTION! The bowl will be extremely hot when you remove it from the microwave. Allow the first cooked half to cool while you cook the second half. Once the spaghetti squash is cooked, scoop out the seeds and discard. Using a fork, loosen the “spaghetti strands” inside the squash and place the strands in a clean bowl (if you have a difficult time separating the strands from the squash, microwave for an additional minute). The spaghetti squash can be eaten as is, with some favorite seasonings and herbs (garlic, pepper), sautéed with spaghetti sauce, or mixed with other favorites such as diced tomatoes, feta cheese, basil, and black olives. For three delicious recipes, see Session 2 in your binder.

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