Acorn squash is an easy to prepare, low-calorie, nutrient packed addition to any meal. Acorn squash provides vitamin B6, complex carbohydrates, potassium, magnesium, folate, thiamine and dietary fiber. When shopping for the right acorn squash, pick one that is that is heavy for its size with smooth, dull skin and no soft spots. A good balance between green and orange coloring is ideal. Fun fact: squash is considered a fruit, not a vegetable.
1 acorn squash, cut in half, seeds and fibers removed
1 tbsp. whipped butter
2 tbsp. brown sugar (to taste)
Dash of ground cinnamon
Preheat oven to 350°. Rub 1/2 tbsp. light butter on each side. Top with brown sugar and cinnamon. Place in a baking dish and add 1/4 cup water to the bottom of the pan. Cover and bake 50 minutes. Uncover and bake an additional 10 minutes. Remove from oven and allow to cool before serving. Serves 2.
Recipe available at www.skinnytaste.com