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.
Baked Spiced Squash
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)
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!