Nutrients per serving

  • Calories  138
  • Protein  5 g
  • Carbohydrates  7 g
  • Fat  10 g
  • Cholesterol  11 mg
  • Sodium  200 mg
  • Potassium  160 mg
  • Phosphorus  110 mg
  • Calcium  162 mg
  • Fiber  1.7 g

Renal and renal diabetic food choices

  • 1/2 meat
  • 1 vegetable, medium potassium
  • 1-1/2 fat

Carbohydrate choices


Helpful hints

  • Spaghetti squash is the only lower potassium winter squash, and is a tasty low carbohydrate substitute for pasta. It weighs from 4 to 8 pounds.
  • 4 pound squash yields 5 cups
  • 5 pound squash yields 6-1/4 cups
  • 6 pound squash yields 7-1/2 cups
  • 7 pound squash yields 8-3/4 cups
  • 8 pound squash yields 10 cups
  • Heat winter squash for 4-5 minutes in the microwave for easier cutting before baking.
  • For a lower phosphorus and sodium version, reduce the cheese to 1/2 cup. Instead of adding to the squash during preparation, sprinkle 1 tablespoon on top of each serving. Sodium is reduced to 142 mg and phosphorus is 79 mg.
  • Serving suggestion: Top with with Roasted Red Pepper Tomato Sauce or your favorite kidney-friendly sauce.

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