Clean Eating Stuffed Acorn Squash

Winter squash can be intimidating.

Can I get an amen?

I spent years walking past it in the grocery store wondering what in the world people do with it.

It has only been within recent years that I have grown to love this weird fall produce!

And, naturally, out of that love I created this ahhhmazing Clean Eating Stuffed Acorn Squash recipe. 

The BEST Clean Eating Stuffed Acorn Squash | This low carb and easy baked recipe will quickly become your favorite healthy holiday side dish, especially for Thanksgiving and Christmas! Gluten free ingredients like sweet apples, pecans, dried cranberries, butter and maple syrup make up this roasted Paleo, Whole30, and vegetarian recipe. This is a simple accompaniment to sausage, turkey, ham, chicken, or beef.

The most recognizable winter squash is a pumpkin! Some of my other favorites are butternut, spaghetti, and acorn squash.

Oh, and just recently I have fallen in love with hubbard squash.

These little cuties look like mini pumpkins and have the most delicate taste. My bestie Sarah, being the amazing gardener that she is, planted a few seeds this year and graciously shared her harvest with us. 

Back to acorn squash… 😉

I first learned about acorn squash and it’s deliciousness from Rachael Ray.  

Ya, we’re pretty tight. BFFs you may say.

After that particular episode, I no longer suspiciously eyed it from across the grocery store. Nope, I proudly picked up a few from my nearest grocer and got to work. 

The BEST Clean Eating Stuffed Acorn Squash | This low carb and easy baked recipe will quickly become your favorite healthy holiday side dish, especially for Thanksgiving and Christmas! Gluten free ingredients like sweet apples, pecans, dried cranberries, butter and maple syrup make up this roasted Paleo, Whole30, and vegetarian recipe. This is a simple accompaniment to sausage, turkey, ham, chicken, or beef.

This mouthwatering recipe is so fabulous because you can’t mess it up. It has always turned out well, especially the times I was heavy handed on the filling ingredients. The more butter and syrup the better!

Does that even need to be said? Like duh, of course it’s better!

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Squash is fairly bland so bumping up the flavor with the addition of sweet apples, tart dried cranberries, crunchy pecans, a bit of fat from the butter, and wholesome sweeteners produces a top-notch side dish. 

The BEST Clean Eating Stuffed Acorn Squash | This low carb and easy baked recipe will quickly become your favorite healthy holiday side dish, especially for Thanksgiving and Christmas! Gluten free ingredients like sweet apples, pecans, dried cranberries, butter and maple syrup make up this roasted Paleo, Whole30, and vegetarian recipe. This is a simple accompaniment to sausage, turkey, ham, chicken, or beef.

I not only love how this dish tastes, but I LOVE how beautiful and festive it is.

The subtle yellows, oranges, and reds shout fall and the holidays.

This recipe will add just what you need for your holiday table decor. The best part? It’s not just decor, it’s edible! 

You have find this amazing recipe and step-by-step instructions (with photos) at Living Well Spending Less. Ruth has yet again featured this on her blog and I could not be more grateful! 

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The BEST Clean Eating Stuffed Acorn Squash | This low carb and easy baked recipe will quickly become your favorite healthy holiday side dish, especially for Thanksgiving and Christmas! Gluten free ingredients like sweet apples, pecans, dried cranberries, butter and maple syrup make up this roasted Paleo, Whole30, and vegetarian recipe. This is a simple accompaniment to sausage, turkey, ham, chicken, or beef.

 

Sammi Ricke

About Sammi Ricke

Sammi Ricke is a talented cook with a knack for coming up with creative new ways to healthify recipes without sacrificing any of the flavor. Sammi has built a beautiful life with her high school sweetheart and enjoys her primary role as a stay-at-home mom to their two children. If Sammi's not in her kitchen, she's probably exploring a new hiking trail, enjoying coffee with a friend, or binge-watching the latest "Food Network" show on Netflix. Sammi's full Bio.

17 thoughts on “Clean Eating Stuffed Acorn Squash

  1. Sammi – I love this stuffed acorn squash ! So pretty and perfect for fall!
    My feature for this week’s Sunday Fitness & Food! Congrats!

  2. Thanks so much for linking up with Full Plate Thursday! We will have an early Thanksgiving Edition on 11-22 -16, hope to see you there!
    Wishing you a bountiful Thanksgiving!
    Miz Helen

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