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Smart Fuel: Acorn Squash

Posted By Worker Bee On December 6, 2007 @ 12:52 pm In Carbs,Diet,Health,Nutrition,Smart Fuel | 7 Comments

This week’s Smart Fuel [7]: Acorn Squash

Winter is a wonderful time to enjoy drier, more dense vegetables, seeds, nuts and squashes. This week we’re highlighting acorn squash.

Acorn squash [8] is considered a winter squash, but it’s actually classified with zucchini and other summer squashes. No matter; it is delicious no matter what you call it. Try it [9] baked or stuffed; you can also fry it up with onions, meats, garlic and other savory additions. One acorn squash is usually less costly than an artichoke and can either serve as a delicious light dinner for one or a versatile, hearty side dish for 2.

Acorn squash is rich in beta carotene, though not as much as other winter squashes. However, acorn squash has generous amounts of fiber, potassium, vitamin C, and magnesium. Plus, halved and hulled, acorn squash makes a perfect easy portion.

Some tasty acorn squash recipes are on the way!

cwalker71 [10] Flickr Photo (CC)

Further Reading:

Smart Fuel: Plants [11]

Sick of Cereal? [12]

The Top 10 Smartest Fuels [13]

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