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I love my readers. This week one of my favorite readers said she was looking for new spaghetti squash recipes. Let’s admit it, they can get a little boring! Read on for my family’s favorite variation~ Spaghetti Squash Hash Browns.
Benefits of Spaghetti Squash
Good for vision: 1 serving contains 457% of the daily intake of vitamin A and 52 percent of vitamin C, which can help prevent free radical damage to cells. Other antioxidants found in this squash variety are beta-carotene, lutein, and zeaxanthin, which are all linked to healthy vision and optimal eye health.
Promotes Healthy Pregnancy: Folate is also found in this bright-colored vegetable. Folate supports the formation and development of new cells and may help prevent birth defects, making this squash an ideal food for pregnant women. This nutrient can also help filter out homocysteine from your blood and promote cardiovascular health.
Anti-Inflammatory Properties: Another reason to consume spaghetti squash is for its omega-3 and omega-6 fats content. Omega-3 fats are associated with the prevention of inflammation, which may cause heart disease, arthritis, and certain types of cancer. On the other hand, omega-6 fats are linked to proper brain function.
Spaghetti Squash Hash Browns Recipe
These hash browns are great with eggs, pancakes, burgers (grass-fed or veggie). I’ve also added sauteed greens, chicken and a dash of hot sauce.
Servings vary based on the size of the squash.
- Split 1 spaghetti squash in half and bake on cookie sheet for 45-60 minutes at 375, or until tender.
2. After allowing to cool, fluff out squash with a fork and place into a dry low fiber towel.
3. Begin a skillet to medium heat and squeeze excess water out of squash with the towel.
5. Brown squash well on both sides adding in pepper and fresh, dried or 1 drop oregano essential oil (like this).
6. Plate, salt and serve.
like love ketchup. This is my go-to ketchup as it’s reasonably priced, cleaner than most and easy to find in many natural markets.
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