This Vegetable Stuffed Acorn Squash is a nutritious and delicious side dish for holiday gatherings or even as a main dish for any day of the week!
You probably have already noticed that I love to cook vegetable side dishes, especially those that include cheese like my Cheesy Vegetable Casserole and Cheesy Turkey Bacon Stuffing. Well this recipe is no different. It’s nutritious, holiday focused, and an excellent way to fill up on the good stuff!
Holidays do not have to equal gaining 5 to 10 pounds just because you want to enjoy eating the delicious foods surrounding the holidays. Of course, I love to bake and obviously eat holiday cookies but I also do so in moderation (along with exercise). Including holiday side dishes like this vegetable side dishes is just one of the ways to enjoy food but not overindulge too much.
An entire acorn squash only has about 200 calories, but has 5 grams of fiber for every 1/2 cup. Acorn squash, a type of winter squash, is one of the best sources of the antioxidant beta carotene. Antioxidants are known to prevent DNA damage and can lower the risk of cancer, heart disease and diabetes. When cooking squash, make sure to steam or bake it instead of boiling to keep the vitamins from being lost in the water.
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