“Meatless Monday” Recipe of the Week – Couscous-Stuffed Squash

October 28, 2019 at 6:01 AM | Posted in Diabetes Self Management, Meatless Monday | Leave a comment
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This week’s “Meatless Monday” Recipe of the Week is – Couscous-Stuffed Squash. To make this week’s recipe you’ll need the following; Acorn Squash, Poblano Pepper, Onion, Vegetable Broth, Shiitke Mushrooms, Couscous, Plum Tomatoes, and Pine Nuts. The recipe is from the Diabetes Self Management website where you can find a huge selection of Diabetic Friendly Recipes, Diabetes Management tips, Diabetes News, and more so be sure to check it out soon! Enjoy and Make 2019 Healthy One! https://www.diabetesselfmanagement.com/

Couscous-Stuffed Squash
Ingredients
2 small acorn squash, halved lengthwise and seeded
1 medium poblano pepper, sliced
1 small onion, sliced
1 1/4 cups vegetable broth
1/2 cup shiitake mushrooms, chopped
3/4 cup uncooked couscous
1 medium plum tomato, diced
2 tablespoons pine nuts

Directions
1 – Preheat oven to 400°F. Spray baking sheet with nonstick cooking spray; place squash, cut side down, on baking sheet. Spread pepper and onion on baking sheet. Cover with foil; bake 35 to 40 minutes or until squash is tender.

2 – Bring broth and mushrooms to a boil in medium saucepan over medium-high heat. Stir in couscous, tomato, and pine nuts; cover and remove from heat. Let stand 5 minutes. Meanwhile, dice roasted pepper and onion; add to couscous mixture, fluffing couscous lightly with fork.

3 – Turn squash cut side up. Fill about 3/4 cup couscous mixture into each squash half.

Tip: Acorn squash have thick, hard skins that can be difficult to cut. To make cutting easier, soften them in the microwave. Pierce the skin with a fork; microwave on HIGH 1 to 2 minutes. Allow to cool for a few minutes, then slice lengthwise and remove the seeds.

Yield: 4 servings.
Nutrition Facts Per Serving:
Calories: 290 calories, Carbohydrates: 57 g, Protein: 9 g, Fat: 4 g, Saturated Fat: 1 g, Cholesterol: 0 mg, Sodium: 187 mg, Fiber: 6 g
https://www.diabetesselfmanagement.com/recipes/sides/couscous-stuffed-squash/

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