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This Healthy Eats recipe is brought to you by Lemaire Restaurant. Today we are learning how to make roasted acorn squash with a wild rice stuffing. This super hearty dish is not only packed with many nutrients, minerals, and vitamins; it’s also vegetarian and vegan-friendly.
Acorn squash, which is part of the same family of gourds as pumpkins, zucchini, and butternut squash, is not only naturally delicious but very beneficial to your health. It is an excellent source of vitamin B1, Magnesium, Potassium, Manganese, and holds 37% of your suggested intake of Vitamin C. You’ll also be adding fiber to your diet!
If you’re looking to incorporate a superfood, Kale is standing by. You’ll find your daily value of Vitamin C is met at 100% and Vitamin A at 200% within one cup of kale. With around 700% of your DV of Vitamin K, you are also helping support your bone growth.
Walnuts are yet another ingredient in this dish that helps to support a healthy diet. Aside from being a good source for magnesium, iron, and protein, they are also known for their healthy fats. Yes, healthy fats! These polyunsaturated fats are filled with Omega-3 fatty acids. Studies have also shown that walnuts may help to reduce LDL cholesterol and reduce inflammation says WebMd.
Looking for a good recipe to pair with this dish? Check out this recipe:
Brussel Sprouts with Apple-Lemongrass Gastrique
Learn more healthy recipes and nutritional facts at our Healthy Eats section.