During the month of January we’re eating skinny at our house.
What does eating skinny mean? I can tell you that it isn’t starving yourself with a 500 calorie a day diet. It simply means that we’re eating leaner. More fruits, vegetables and lean meats – less holiday-like foods (cookies, candy, breads, heavy meals).
Football game day excluded of course!
But low calorie food doesn’t have to mean bland and boring. These slices of roasted acorn squash are anything but boring!
Thick slices of acorn squash are a breeze to brush with a zesty glaze of orange juice, honey, olive oil and Mexican seasoning. Roasted in the oven, they take a bit of time to cook, but are worth the wait. Especially when that nutty sweet aroma of roasted vegetables starts permeating the kitchen.
We served our sweet and spicy squash with a dollop of fresh sour cream, but they are equally good by themselves.
If you need a primer on roasting vegetables of all kinds, 100 Days of Real Food has just what you need to get started. Once you get hooked on roasting vegetables, I guarantee you’ll find all kinds of good uses for them. One of our good food moves is to pack them into a wrap.
That’s it for today folks! Don’t forget to leave a comment here for your chance to win a box of Balance Bars. Mr. Mike will be picking a winner on Wednesday, January 8th, so head on over to check it out.
Shake It Up!
If Mexican flavors don't float your boat, a sprinkle of cinnamon would be equally delicious.
- 2 medium acorn squash, halved, seeded and sliced into 1 1/2" half rings
- 1 medium orange juice, juiced
- 2 tablespoons honey
- 3 tablespoons Mexican seasoning (we used a store bought blend like McCormicks)
- 1 ½ tablespoons olive oil
- Preheat the oven to 350 degrees and line a cookie sheet with foil. Spray with cooking spray.
- Layer squash on the cookie sheet in a single layer.
- Combine remaining ingredients and drizzle squash with 1/3 of the dressing. Bake for 20 minutes, then drizzle with another 1/3 of the dressing. Bake another 20 minutes, then drizzle with remaining dressing. Check for tenderness and continue baking until squash is tender.
Food energy: 114kcal Weight Watchers PointsPlus 3 Saturated fatty acids: 0.50g Monounsaturated fatty acids: 2.48g Polyunsaturated fatty acids: 0.42g Total fat: 3.40g Calories from fat: 30 Cholesterol: -- Carbohydrate, by difference: 22.23g Total dietary fiber: 2.20g Protein: 1.27g Total lipid (fat): 3.55g Water: 139.96g Ash: 1.36g Total sugars: 6.95g Calcium: 49mg Iron: 1.08mg Magnesium: 47mg Phosphorus: 54mg Potassium: 530mg Sodium: 4mg
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