Quinoa stuffed acorn squash with ground turkey

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Joanna Kriehn
Joanna Kriehn, MS, RDN, CDCES - Registered Dietitian Nutritionist and Certified Diabetes Care and Education Specialist (CDCES)

This quinoa stuffed acorn squash is nutritious and satisfying! It contains several of my favorite ingredients in the kitchen: quinoa (an ancient grain), kale, and lean ground turkey. Plus, this recipe is gluten free, each serving contains 3 veggie servings and the dish is rich in fiber and protein. Enjoy it as a stand alone meal or alongside a salmon fillet or garden fresh salad. Bonus- it reheats well so you can cook once and eat twice!

Quinoa stuffed acorn squash with ground turkey

I tend to prepare a lot of acorn squash and butternut squash recipes for dinner. Squash is a versatile whole food that can be spiralized, cubed, stuffed, etc. Acorn squash is a healthy carbohydrate option as it is rich in beta carotene, vitamin B6, dietary fiber, vitamin C, magnesium and potassium. Compared to other common winter squashes, acorn squash has a milder flavor making it a bit more versatile in the kitchen. And in addition to being healthy, it also hits home with that satisfying texture of traditional comfort food. If you are on the lookout for an acorn squash recipe that is gluten free, a good source of protein and pretty darn satisfying then look no further!

How to make quinoa stuffed acorn squash

Yield: 4 servings. 1 serving = 1/2 of an acorn squash stuffed with ~ 1/2 cup of filling

Calories: 238 calories, 10g fat, 27g carb, 14g pro, 7g dietary fiber per serving



While squash is cooking

This recipe (found under the name: acorn squash with quinoa and ground turkey) is one of 200+ dietitian approved recipes that will be available with the Premium membership this fall

Foods & Recipes->Fruit & Vegetables
Nov 25, 2019

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