Baked Acorn Squash

Acorn Squash is available early fall through winter.  It is typically dark green with patches of orange on it, always buy organic when possible.

Nutrient Benefits of Acorn Squash: fiber, vitamin C, potassium, magnesium, antioxidants

Nutrient Benefits of Turmeric: natural anti-inflammatory, powerful antioxidant and a host of other benefits


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  • 1. Preheat oven to 400 degrees
  • 2. Wash acorn squash and pat dry. See above you tube video for instructions on how to cut and deseed acorn squash.
  • 3. Place squash cut side up in a large roasting pan, add 1/4 cup water to bottom of pan to keep squash from burning.
  • 4. Rub 1 tsp butter or ghee in each of the 4 acorn halves
  • 5. Add 1/2 tsp honey to each acorn halve and rub into flesh of acorn
  • 6. Sprinkle 1/4 tsp sea salt into flesh of each acorn
  • 7. Sprinkle 1/4 tsp turmeric into flesh of each acorn
  • 8. If adding pepper, do so now
  • 9. Place in oven and bake for 45-50 minutes or until flesh is soft and easily pierced with a fork
  • 10. Remove and let cool a few minutes before eating.

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I am a Nutritional Therapy Practitioner and I also have my Health Coach certification from the Institute of Integrative Nutrition. I have studied nutrition and wellness for 16 years and ...