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The typical lifting diet includes plate after plate of palate-numbing options that usually revolve around chicken and rice or, for the old-school set, chicken and pasta. Break out of the boring mold. “Spaghetti squash is a great low-calorie, nutrient-packed alternative to pasta and rice,” says Jim White, R.D., spokesman for the Academy of Nutrition and Dietetics and owner of Jim White Fitness & Nutrition Studios. “At just 42 calories per cup—versus 220 for pasta—spaghetti squash contains only 10 grams of carbohydrates.” Your body runs on carbs during a workout, and while spaghetti squash contains about one-third the carbs of pasta, it is still a decent source. “If eaten in larger quantities,” says White, “it would be a good source of energy while you’re still watching caloric intake.
FIT FACT: Spaghetti squash is 92% water, making it a good meal to rehydrate with after a workout.
*Nutritional stats appearing over the image above are for the ‘Turkey Meatballs and Squash’ recipe.