I crave colorful veggies. Not only are they beautiful to look at, but those bright colors tell the inside scoop: bright vegetables are rich in nutrients that are essential to inner health and outward beauty. All the fabulous makeup and expensive lotions can’t benefit us the way nature can.
I recently tried a recipe for acorn squash, and it was really delicious and satisfying. I enjoyed the flavor panel of sweet and spicy, which pairs nicely with squash. Plus, it was easy to make.
- Whole Acorn squash
- Pure maple syrup, honey or liquid stevia
- Celtic salt to taste
- Cajun spice
- Garlic powder
Cook whole squash or microwave till just soft enough to slice into rings. Cut squash into rings, then lay on tray.
Mix a glaze of honey or syrup, sprinkle in spices, then brush over both sides of squash.
Preheat oven to 425 degrees; Oil tray with coconut oil and place rings on tray.
Cook for 7-10 minutes then flip rings and cook for an additional 7-10 minutes or until lightly browned on both sides.
Take out and serve alone or over a bed of greens. I like to mix a little olive oil/vinager with the remaining honey and spice and drizzle over the acorn squash and greens.
And that’s it! Easy as could be, but an amazing way to get all the benefits of the delicious acorn squash.