Winter Squash Recipes

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There are many varieties of winter squash at your grocery store – from spaghetti squash to acorn squash to kabocha and even precut butternut squash. These recipes are sure to inspire you to try them all.

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Tomato Baked Spaghetti Squash

Make it a Full Plate Meal: Serve your spaghetti squash casserole with your favorite protein (chicken, tofu, chickpeas) and steamed carrots.

75% fiber foods – spaghetti squash, tomatoes, mushrooms, chopped basil, garlic, carrots, chickpeas if using
25% foods – olive oil, feta cheese, protein

Black Bean and Butternut Squash Soup

Make it a Full Plate Meal: Enjoy a bowl of this soup with a slice of avocado toast.

75% fiber foods – black beans, diced tomatoes, butternut squash, garlic, red onion, avocado
25% foods – olive oil, a slice of 100% whole wheat bread

Stuffed Acorn Squash

Make it a Full Plate Meal: Perfect as a side dish for Holiday dinners, even better as lunch leftovers. A pear would make for a nice dessert.

75% fiber foods – acorn squash, onion, quinoa, kale, pear
25% foods – dried cranberries, hazelnuts, olive oil

Kabocha Squash and Quinoa Salad

Make it a Full Plate Meal: Pair your salad with grilled fish. Not a meat eater? Choose tofu steak instead.

75% fiber foods – kabucha squash, quinoa, pomegranate seeds, parsley, scallions
25% foods – olive oil, maple syrup, pistachios, fish/tofu

Acorn Squash Pasta Sauce

Make it a Full Plate Meal: Serve the sauce over lentil pasta with a side of steamed broccoli.

75% fiber foods – acorn squash, onion, lentil pasta, broccoli
25% foods – olive oil, butter, milk, flour

Recipe Note: Use Earth Balance Whipped Buttery Spread instead of butter and choose an unsweetened almond milk or skim milk to reduce the amount of saturated fat and calories in the recipe.

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