Is spaghetti squash keto friendly?
1 cup (155g)
% Daily Value*
* The % Daily Value (DV) tells you how much a nutrient in a serving of food contributes to a daily diet. 2,000 calories a day is used for general nutrition advice.
No, spaghetti squash isn't really keto-friendly.
Spaghetti squash contains 5 grams of carbohydrates. About 2 grams comes from sugar and 1 gram is from fiber. The resulting net carbs is 4 grams. This makes spaghetti squash not suitable for a keto diet.
Consider the following keto-friendly options:
Avocados are a much more suitable keto-friendly alternative. They contain 17 grams of carbohydrates, with about 13 grams from fiber and 1 gram coming from sugar. The net carbs totals to 4 grams, which is the same as the amount in spaghetti squash.
Spinach is a keto-friendly alternative. It has 3 grams of total carbohydrates. About 2 grams comes from fiber and 0 grams is sugar. The net carbs comes out to 1 gram, 3 grams fewer than spaghetti squash.
Asparagus is a much more suitable option if you're following a keto diet. It has 3 grams of total carbs. About 2 grams is fiber and 2 grams is from sugar. This comes out to 2 grams of net carbs, 2 grams less than spaghetti squash.