A Simple Acorn Squash Recipe: Steamed Acorn Squash

In a previous post I provided 8 Foods You Need In Your Nutrition Plan. One of the foods that I mentioned in that list is acorn squash.

I believe that an important aspect of eating healthy is to keep it simple. I’m busy, you’re busy, we’re all busy, and most of the time, none of us have the time to make complicated meals.

Steamed Acorn Squash Video

 

Information About Acorn Squash

A small acorn squash weighs from 1 to 3 pounds, and has sweet, slightly fibrous flesh. Its distinct ribs run the length of its hard, blackish-green or golden-yellow skin. In addition to the dark green acorn, there are now golden and multi-colored varieties. Although a winter squash, acorn squash is available year round.

A serving of acorn squash contains a 115 calories, 29.9 grams of carbohydrates, and 0.3 total grams of fat

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How to Steam Acorn Squash Recipe

Boil about one inch of water in the pot. Place the steamer in the pot, above the water.

Place the acorn squash on the strainer, cut side down, and leave it to steam for 20 minutes.

After 20-25 minutes, check to see if the squash is cooked. Do this by poking the squash with a fork. If the fork enters easily, the squash is ready to serve.

I like to add a little agave nectar to sweeten it up a little.

Additional information about steamed acorn squash on Mahalo.

 

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