Subbing in spaghetti squash for noodles slashes carbs and calories from all your favorite comfort foods! This versatile veggie just adds an extra crunch, and once you know how to cook it correctly, the possibilities are endless. These creative topping combinations will help you serve up spaghetti squash as a light dinner or hearty side dish. Plate your cooked squash like pasta, or toss the toppings together with the squash and restuff appropriately.

Italian style: 1/2 medium spaghetti squash (about 1 1/2 cups) (63 calories) + 1/2 cup marinara sauce (65 calories) + 1/4 cup ricotta cheese (107 calories) + 2 ounces ground turkey (85 calories) = 320 calories

Spicy veg: 1/2 medium spaghetti squash (about 1 1/2 cups) (63 calories) + 1 cup cooked kale (36 calories) + 1/2 cup white kidney beans (55 calories) + 1/4 cup parmesan cheese (108 calories) + 2 teaspoons red pepper flakes (0 calories) = 262 calories

: 1/2 medium spaghetti squash (about 1 1/2 cups) (63 calories) + 1/4 cup sharp cheddar cheese (110 calories) + 1/4 cup parmesan cheese (108 calories) + 1 cup chopped broccoli (55 calories) = 336 calories