I don’t ever prepared special dishes only for picky kids or use food as a reward, though we do let kids assistance prepared (it encourages them to try a wider accumulation of foods) and let them get artistic with it.
This recipe was a outcome of their creativity one time and has been a favorite ever since. These pressed acorn squish boats brew healthy proteins and vegetables in a fun presentation.
Stuffed Acorn Squash Boats: Healthy Food Made Fun!
Squash is inexpensive and easy to find locally this time of year, and what improved than removing in some-more nourishment by portion cooking in a squish instead of on a plate! Cut in half, acorn squish is a ideal figure for a personal-sized bowl.
To prepared a squish for stuffing in this recipe, initial cut any squish in half from tip to bottom. Scoop out a seeds, though don’t chuck them out! Rinse them off, toss them with salt, spices, and oil, and fry them in a oven for a crunchy, delicious, and healthy snack. From dual acorn squish you’ll get about ¾ crater of roasted seeds, that are full of fiber and magnesium. Here’s a full recipe for roasted winter squish seeds.
My recipe uses belligerent beef or sausage (or a mix) and copiousness of vegetables, apple, and spices for a mix of delicious and sweet. Sometimes we also add eggs for additional protein and a binder.
If you’d like to use opposite veggies or leave out a eggs, go for it!
Time-saving tips: Double a stuffing recipe and solidify half so it’s all prepared subsequent time we wish to make pressed squash. You can also skip baking a squish if we stir-fry a beef stuffing with solidified cubed butternut squish for a same flavors in a discerning weeknight meal.
Set Sail in Squash!
To make sails, simply cut out triangles or quadrilaterals of paper. Then give a kids any arrange of decorating reserve such as markers or crayons, watercolor paints, stencils, or stickers. When they’re done, poke tiny holes in a sails and thread a tiny shish kebab skewer or vast cocktail toothpick through, pointy side down.
When a boats come out of a oven, hang in a sail!
Next on my list to try: a Thanksgiving-themed squish pressed with a grain-free stuffing like these.
Stuffed Acorn Squash Boats Recipe
Prep 30 mins
Cook 30 mins
Total 60 mins
Yield 4 squash boats
A fun and healthful recipe of acorn squish “boats” pressed with protein and vegetables for a fun and stuffing dish idea…
Serving Size 1 squish half
* Percent Daily Values are formed on a 2,000 calorie diet. Your daily values might be aloft or reduce depending on your calorie needs.
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