If you love making squash, then get you taste buds ready for this delicious vegan maple roasted spaghetti squash.
A perfect side dish to your main meal this Fall season. Makes an excellent side dish to your Thanksgiving dinner.
A super light side dish, super budget friendly and super healthy.
If you have ever roasted a squash, then you know it’s super easy to make. All you need to do is slice the spaghetti squash in half and place it into the oven to bake. Use a fork to scrap to make the noddles and glaze with the maple syrup and roasted pecans. You may choose various types of nuts/seeds that you prefer.
This warming dish will take your squash to the next level. Below you will find all the health benefits of this dish and all the natural ingredients.
To make this dish, you only need 3 ingredients! That are all super inexpensive.
- Its flesh along with its strands contains a good amounts of dietary fiber. This roughage binds to cancer-causing toxins and chemicals in the colon and thereby protecting its mucosa from inflammatory bowel disease (IBD), cancers, and diverticulitis. Also, it helps reduce fat absorption and blood LDL-cholesterol levels.
- It carries anti-oxidant vitamins such as vitamin-A, vitamin-C, and carotenes in small amounts on comparison to pumpkins. Vitamin-A is a powerful natural antioxidant and is required by the body for maintaining the integrity of skin and mucosa. It is also an essential vitamin for healthy eyesight. Research studies suggest that natural foods rich in vitamin-A may help the human body protect against lung and oral cavity cancers.
- The squash boasts higher source of the B-complex group of vitamins like folates, niacin, vitamin B-6 (pyridoxine), than in pumpkins.
- It is also a modest source of minerals like zinc, copper, calcium, and phosphorus.
- Spaghetti squash seeds are an excellent source of dietary fiber and mono-unsaturated fatty acids, protein, minerals, and health-benefiting vitamins.
- Heart Healthy due to the monounsaturated fats such as oleic acid along with phenolic antioxidants which help reduce the risk of heart disease.
Improves Digestion, fibre packed to promote colon health and move regal bowel movemements. Helps with Weight Loss enhances satiety and increases metabolism. The nuts are rich sources of several important B-complex groups of vitamins such as riboflavin, niacin, thiamin, pantothenic acid, vitamin B-6, and folates which together help increase the rate of metabolism.
- Reduces the Risk of Certain Cancer Pecan nuts protect the human body from cancer due to the anti-proliferative properties of ellagic acid which inhibit DNA binding of certain carcinogens such as nitrosamines and polycyclic aromatic hydrocarbons.
- Anti-Inflammatory Benefits Pecans are rich in magnesium which is known for its anti-inflammatory benefits.
- Prevent skin issues, anti aging, and stimulate hair growth, Pecan nuts are an excellent source of vitamin-E, vitamin-A, zinc, folate and phosphorous which play an important role in maintaining good skin.
Can’t wait for you to try this recipe with your friends and family. It won’t disappoint! It will rejuvenate your tastebuds. Instead, you’ll be making them more often, not just on holidays.
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Maple Roasted Spagetti SquashPrint This
- 1 medium sized spaghetti squash
- dash of pepper
- dash of salt (optional)
- 2 tbsp olive oil
- 1 cup pecans, or any nuts of your choice
- 1/4 cup 100% maple syrup
- Preheat the oven to 400F
- Slice squash in half lengthwise and scoop out seeds.
- Drizzle the halves with olive oil and season with salt and pepper.
- Place squash cut side down on baking sheet and roast until tender, about 45-60 minutes, depending on thickness.
- When done, use a fork to scrape out “spaghetti”, the noodles. You may keep them in the squash shell or place them into a bowl.
- Drizzle 1/8 cup of maple syrup into the spaghetti/noodles and let sit for 10 minutes to soak.
Roasted Maple Nuts
- Place the nuts onto a baking tray and drizzle 1/8 cup of maple syrup over the pecans.
- Place the nuts into the oven at 400F for about 8-10 minutes until golden brown. Keep alert for the nuts to not burn.
- Take them out and let sit to cool down for about 10 minutes.
- Place them onto the spaghetti squash and serve the dish.
To Store: Place into an airtight container and refrigerate. Lasts up to 5-7 days.