Recipes Featuring Winter Squash

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With fall squashes hitting the markets, and summer squash still abundant, this week's recipes show you how to take advantage of the versatility, flavors, and textures of this hearty vegetable.

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Sandra's Chunky Bean Sauce Over Spaghetti Squash

Make it a Full Plate Meal: Serve your chunky bean bowl with your favorite 25% ingredient. I would pick a brownie.

75%water-fiber foods – kidney beans, black beans, chickpeas, peppers, onions, mushrooms, diced tomatoes, kale, basil, spaghetti squash
25% foods – your choice

Butternut Squash Quinoa Salad

Make it a Full Plate Meal: This salad is great as is. You could also serve it with a bit of fish or tofu for the 25% part of the plate.

75% water-fiber foods – quinoa, butternut squash, corn, black beans, cilantro
25% foods – dressing, oil, fish/tofu

Recipe Note: Keep the oil and dressing to a minimum to open up the 25% zone to other foods.

Stuffed Acorn Squash

Make it a Full Plate Meal: Serve with a tossed green salad and a cupcake for dessert.

75% water-fiber foods –acorn squash, onions, mushrooms, white beans, wild rice, spinach, bell pepper, thyme, garlic, tossed salad
25% foods – dressing, cupcake

Zucchini Chickpea Curry

Make it a Full Plate Meal: Serve your curry over brown rice for a flavorful lunch or dinner. A juicy red pear would work well to finish off the meal.

75% water-fiber foods – zucchini, chickpeas, onion, garlic, ginger, spinach, cilantro, chives
25% foods – coconut milk

Recipe Note: Use low-fat coconut milk to reduce the amount of fat in this meal.

👉 Water-fiber foods are 75% zone foods – whole, unprocessed fruits, vegetables, beans and cooked whole grains. 

If you're not convinced to add more beans to your plate yet, watch this workshop with Diana

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