Super Food Spaghetti Squash Recipe

Delicious and simple super food spaghetti squash recipe. The nutrients found in spaghetti squash make this the perfect super food, along with quinoa, pesto, and tomatoes!

super food spaghetti squash recipe with quinoa, tomatoes and pesto
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a bowl of spaghetti squash with quinoa and pesto mixed in

This is a recipe for spaghetti squash that can be an entire meal because it has every food to make it balanced! The recipe contains a vegetable (the spaghetti squash), fruit (if you count tomato as a fruit), grain (quinoa), and protein (quinoa plus cheese)! My 5 year old has become more and more picky over the last year. Even though it can be frustrating at times, I just keep serving good healthy foods and know that picky eating is typically just a phase. (Even if the phase is 10 years, it is still just a phase!)

There are foods that she loves and will eat, and something I try to do is pair that familiar food she loves with something new. She really loves quinoa with pesto on it. Who would have thought? Since quinoa is such a super nutrient dense food, I thought it was the perfect things to stuff our squash with! Add savory pesto, tangy tomatoes and some gooey cheese on top, and you have a power packed delicious dinner all in one spaghetti squash recipe!

Spaghetti Squash Nutrition Facts

The inside of a winter squash
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Spaghetti squash cut open

One great reason to include spaghetti squash recipes into your families diet is because they are so nutritious. The nutrition density of a food considers the micro-nutrients related to total calories. So if a food has lots of nutrients and is low in calories, it’s a nutritionally dense food. In contrast, an energy…

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