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Cut 875 Calories with These Sneaky Food Swaps (Page 10)

Swap Spaghetti For Spaghetti Squash

Swap Spaghetti For Spaghetti Squash

Save: 180 calories
When I first discovered spaghetti squash I was thrilled—I baked it and used the spaghetti-like interior as a base for my favorite homemade pasta sauce and instantly doubled the amount of vegetables I ate at that meal. But this swap not only ups your veggie intake, it slashes calories while letting you enjoy the flavors of your favorite noodle dishes. Spaghetti squash has only 42 calories per cup—180 calories less than a cup of cooked spaghetti! If you’re not a fan of spaghetti squash, you can still lighten your pasta by using less pasta and bulking up on veggies in the topping.

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