Have a Plant: Fruits & Veggies for Better Health
Substitute any winter squash for buttercup squash in this savory recipe! See All Quick, Healthy Recipes in 30 Minutes or Less : Fruits & Vegetables : Fruits And Veggies More Matters.org
Preparation Time: 30 minutes
  • ½ cup onion, chopped
  • 1 clove garlic, crushed
  • ½ tsp sage
  • ½ tsp thyme
  • ½ cup celery, diced
  • 3 Tbsp oil
  • 1 cup whole wheat bread crumbs
  • ½ cup cheese, low-fat
  • 1 medium buttercup squash, halved lengthwise and seeds removed
Cook onions, garlic, sage, thyme, and celery in oil. Cook over low heat until onions are soft. While vegetables and herbs are cooking, cut squash in half and remove seeds. Clean buttercup squash and microwave on high for 5 minutes. Once onions are soft, add bread crumbs. Continue to cook over low heat for 5-10 minutes. Remove from heat and mix in the cheese. Pack stuffing into cleaned out squash. Bake, covered at 350° F for 20 minutes, or until squash feels tender.
 
Serves: 4
 
1 Cup of Fruits and Vegetables per Serving
 
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Nutrition Information per Serving:
Calories: 240
Total Fat: 12g
Saturated Fat: 2g
% of Calories from Fat: 45%
% Calories from Sat Fat: 7.5%
Protein: 8g
Carbohydrates: 28g
Cholesterol: 5mg
Dietary Fiber: 4g
Sodium: 125mg
 
Each serving provides: An excellent source of vitamin C, and a good source of vitamins A, B1, and B6, fiber, potassium, phosphorous, manganese, magnesium, calcium.

Recipe adapted from the University of Maine Cooperative Extension.
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