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Baked Spiced Squash

Looking for a delicious side for dinner tonight? Winter squash is rich in antioxidants (especially carotenoids) and vitamin C, both which support healthy immunity. It is also a very good source of fibre which plays a role in blood sugar regulation.


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Kabocha Squash


Baked Spiced Squash


Ingredients:


1 acorn or kabocha squash 2 tsp melted coconut oil 1/8 tsp garam masala 1/8 tsp cinnamon Pinch of nutmeg Pinch of salt 2 tsp maple syrup ¼ cup of chopped almonds (optional)


Directions


  • Cut squash in half lengthwise and scoop out the seeds.

  • You can save the seeds and bake them in the oven with a little oil and salt for a snack later on!

  • Fill a baking dish until 1/3 full with water. Place squash on the dish face up.

  • Drizzle oil and maple syrup evenly over squash.

  • Sprinkle spices evenly on top.

  • Bake at 400 F for 45 minutes to one hour. Squash should be browned and soft. A fork should easily pierce its flesh.

  • To add some crunch sprinkle squash with 1/4 cup of chopped almonds for the last 10 minutes of baking

  • Enjoy while warm!


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Baked Spiced Squash


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