Karen White walked us thru the recipes (SEE BELOW) for some festive autumn side dishes and an apple pie yogurt dessert during this month’s episode of Healthy Bites. She offered two squash recipes, one featuring Acorn Squash, the other Butternut Squash, discussing the nutritious benefits of squash including that they are high in Vitamin A and fiber rich, good things for staying healthy during flu season! The dessert features an Apple Pie Greek Yogurt recipe.
Watch the full show for the step by step instructions and recipes – also see recipes below!
Stuffed Acorn Squash by Tasty
You will need:
First: preheat the oven at 400 degrees F.
2 Acorn Squash – cut both ends off of each one. Then cut in half and scoop out the seeds and pulp. Lie the halves down on a cookie sheet and then drizzle olive oil and sprinkle a little salt and pepper on each one. Bake for 40 minutes.
While the squash is cooking: Make the stuffing!
Put about 2 T of olive oil in the bottom of a skillet. Then Add:
1 onion chopped
2 stalks of celery –chopped
3 cloves of garlic – minced
Saute until softened and the onions are translucent.
2 links of the Aidell’s sausage (or any type…I like this brand as it has no nitrates and is gluten free if you need to make it gluten free and I used the chicken and apple flavor)
1 apple –chopped (I used red)
Once that is cooked through….
Add 1 cup of panko breadcrumbs (if you are gluten free then use GF breadcrumbs like Ian’s)
½ cup of shredded parmesan cheese
Add stuffing to each acorn squash (once the squash has cooked for the 40 minutes) and put back into the oven for 20 more minutes
Butternut Squash Apple Cranberry Bake Recipe
1 Large butternut squash, peeled and cut into 1 inch cubes
2 Large tart cooking apples (like Granny Smith), peeled and cut into ½ inch thick slices
½ cup of fresh/frozen cranberries
½ cup of brown sugar
2 Tablespoons of olive oil
1 Tablespoon flour
½ tsp of ground nutmeg
Preheat oven to 350 degrees F. Spray Pam on the bottom and sides of the dish (7×11) and in a small bowl mix together the flour, brown sugar, salt and nutmeg.
Put a layer of the cut butternut squash on the bottom of the baking dish. Place apples on top and then sprinkle with cranberries. Sprinkle everything with the flour and brown sugar mixture. Drizzle the olive oil on top. Bake 50-60 minutes until cooked through and lightly browned.
Greek Yogurt Apple Pie
Unsweetened Apple sauce
Vanilla low fat Greek Yogurt
Granola (if need to be gluten free choose a Gluten Free option like Kind)
Can have just like this or layer a few times!