Pasta may be delicious, but it’s not exactly diet-friendly. To conquer your carb cravings the healthy way, try one of our favorite substitutes: Spaghetti squash!

When the “meat” is scraped out of the shell after cooking, it naturally shreds, resembling spaghetti. Add your favorite pasta sauce and the results are truly satisfying.

Here’s a recipe we love from Bethenny Frankel:

Easy, Healthy Spaghetti Squash

  • 1 medium to large spaghetti squash
  • 3 T C store bought pesto
  • 1 T toasted pine nuts (quickly warm in pan until golden)
  • 3 T shredded parmesan or asiago or grana padana cheese
  • Salt and Pepper to taste
  • 1 T shredded fresh basil

Sound delicious? It is. Go here for full directions. Bon appetit!