Acorn Squash Recipes

Did you know the bright orange flesh of acorn squash is packed with many nutrients critical for our health? There's Vitamins C, B vitamins, magnesium, iron and even potassium. You'll want to purchase a few acorn squashes and try one of the recipes below.

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Parmesan Herb Roasted Acorn Squash

Make it a Full Plate Meal: Pair your roasted acorn squash with mashed cauliflower and canned green beans. Pair up with roasted turkey or tofu as the 25% part of the plate.

75% fiber foods – acorn squash, fresh parsley, cauliflower, garlic, green beans
25% foods –  olive oil, parmesan cheese, turkey/tofu

Recipe Note: Use only 1 tablespoon of olive oil and 1/4 cup of parmesan on the acorn squash to keep 25% items in their zone and to lower the fat in the recipe.

Quinoa Stuffed Acorn Squash

Make it a Full Plate Meal: Add a lima bean salad to a bed of mixed greens and serve with your stuffed acorn squash for a delicious meal.

75% fiber foods – acorn squash, quinoa, onion, kale, lima beans, tomatoes, fresh chile pepper, cilantro, red onion, mixed greens  
25% foods – olive oil, hazelnuts

Recipe Note: Use only enough dressing to give the salad a good flavor, as the dressing is very high in fat.

Acorn Squash and Carrot Soup

Make it a Full Plate Meal: Enjoy with your favorite soup crackers for a delicious supper. Add a can of rinsed and drained navy beans to the soup before blending, for a more creamy consistency.

75% fiber foods – acorn squash, carrot, onion, celery, navy beans
25% foods – crackers, olive oil, butter

 Recipe Note: Skip the butter to reduce fat. 

Acorn Squash Salad

Make it a Full Plate Meal: Serve your acorn squash salad with a 10-minute white bean spinach soup

75% fiber foods – acorn squash, garlic, baby greens, pomegranate seeds, scallion, chives, white beans, spinach 
25% foods – olive oil, goat cheese

Recipe Note: Use only enough dressing to give the salad a flavor as the dressing is quite high in fat.

Acorn Squash Curry with Lentils and Chickpeas

Make it a Full Plate Meal: Use riced cauliflower or brown rice in place of the white rice to increase the amount of 75% water-fiber foods in the meal. You can buy already riced cauliflower in the frozen vegetable section of most supermarkets.

75% fiber foods – acorn squash, chickpeas, garlic, ginger, shallots, red lentils, spinach, cilantro, riced cauliflower/brown rice 
25% foods – olive oil, peanut butter, coconut milk, white rice

Recipe Note: To reduce the amount of fat and calories in the recipe, use olive oil spray on the acorn squash, 1 tablespoon of oil for the curry, and opt for lite coconut milk instead of full fat.


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