Wednesday, July 18, 2012

Finally found one…

Really I’ve been thinking all week about the recipe for Deanna's recipe challenge. This week is a high fiber recipe. Now I am suppose to try it also but because my acorn squash isn’t ready for the eating yet I’m going to keep this recipe and try it this fall, however it sounds awesome and knew it was what I wanted to share with you all.

Acorn squash with apples

Serves 2

Ingredients

    1 Granny Smith apple, peeled, cored and sliced
    2 tablespoons brown sugar
    1 small acorn squash, about 6 inches in diameter
    2 teaspoons trans-free margarine

Directions

In a small bowl, mix together the apple and brown sugar. Set aside.

Pierce the squash several times with a sharp knife to let the steam escape during cooking. Microwave on high until tender, about 5 minutes. Turn the squash after 3 minutes to ensure even cooking.

Place the squash on a cutting board and cut in half. Scrape the seeds out of the center of each half and discard the seeds. Fill the hollowed squash with the apple mixture.

Return the squash to the microwave and cook until the apples are softened, about 2 minutes.

Transfer the squash to a serving dish. Top each half with 1 teaspoon margarine and serve immediately.

 

Nutritional analysis per serving

Calories 270, Fat 6g, Carbs 52g, Fiber 5g, Protein 2g, Cholesterol 0mg

Dietitian's tip: Acorn squash is a good source of vitamins A and C, potassium, and fiber. Here it's paired with apples and brown sugar to make a hearty main dish. Serve along with whole-grain crackers and a small wedge of your favorite cheese to round out all food groups.

This really sounds good and I really love acorn squash. I do have some in the freezer that’s already out of the skin, I wonder how it would be just in a bowl with the apple mixture? Hummmm, just might have to give that a shot.

Take care. Blessings my friends!

3 comments:

Flying high in the sky.... said...

WoW!! interesting! thanks for sharing this...

deanna said...

My daughter makes a recipe very similar to this that we have at Thanksgiving time. Huge hit with the family. Looks beautiful. We through a few nuts in ours. :)

Baby Sister said...

Hmmm, that's sounds pretty good!!