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Sweet Acorn Squash

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Sweet Acorn Squash
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  • Makes: 4 servings

Squash baked in the oven and then seasoned with cinnamon and nutmeg give this dish a taste of fall.

Ingredients

  • 2 acorn squash
  • 1/2 cup orange juice
  • 1 teaspoon cinnamon
  • 1/4 teaspoon nutmeg

Directions

1. Put each squash in the microwave. Heat for 1 1/2 minutes on high.
This will soften the squash, and make it easier to cut.

2. Cut each squash in half. Remove the seeds and loosen fibers in the middle.

3. Place the squash on an ungreased baking pan. The cut side of the squash should be face-up, and the uncut part of the squash should touch the pan.

4. Pour 2 tablespoons of juice into each half of the squash. Spread it evenly on the inside of each squash.

5. Bake at 400 degrees for 30 to 45 minutes, until tender.

6. Season with cinnamon and nutmeg, and serve.

Notes

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Source: Pennsylvania Nutrition Education Program, Pennsylvania Nutrition Education Network
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Nutrition Information

Serving Size: 1/2 of one prepared squash, 1/4 of recipe (246g)
Nutrients Amount
Total Calories 102
Total Fat 0 g
Saturated Fat 0 g
Cholesterol 0 mg
Sodium 7 mg
Carbohydrates 26 g
Dietary Fiber 4 g
Total Sugars 3 g
Added Sugars included 0 g
Protein 2 g
Vitamin D 0 mcg
Calcium 81 mg
Iron 2 mg
Potassium 813 mg
N/A - data is not available
Nutrients Amount
Total Calories 102
Total Fat 0 g
Saturated Fat 0 g
Monounsaturated Fat 0 g
Polyunsaturated Fat 0 g
Linoleic Acid 0 g
α-Linolenic Acid 0 g
Omega 3 - EPA 0 mg
Omega 3 - DHA 0 mg
Cholesterol 0 mg
Carbohydrates 26 g
Dietary Fiber 4 g
Total Sugars 3 g
Added Sugars included 0 g
Protein 2 g
Minerals
Calcium 81 mg
Potassium 813 mg
Sodium 7 mg
Copper 157 mcg
Iron 2 mg
Magnesium 73 mg
Phosphorus 84 mg
Selenium 1 mcg
Zinc 0 mg
Vitamins
Vitamin A 42 mcg RAE
Vitamin B6 0 mg
Vitamin B12 0 mcg
Vitamin C 39 mg
Vitamin D 0 mcg
Vitamin E 0 mg
Vitamin K 0 mcg
Folate 46 mcg DFE
Thiamin 0 mg
Riboflavin 0 mg
Niacin 2 mg
Choline 2 mg
Note: only nutrients that are available will show on this display

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1 3/4 cups

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