One of the lessons I’ve learned from tracking my daily eats in my food journal, is that my body responds really well to squashes. Every time I eat them I feel energized, satiated, and if done up right, they satisfy my sweet tooth, too!
I’ve been trying to introduce myself to a new type of squash every couple of weeks. Last night, I tried this recipe in a buttercup squash. Have you ever had buttercup squash? I found it to be denser than acorn squash, and not as sweet. A lot like cooked pumpkin, actually!
Whether you make up this easy recipe in acorn squash, baby pumpkins, or even a spaghetti squash, I can pretty much guarantee that it’ll be absolutely deeeelicious!
Baked Maple Peach Acorn Squash Dessert
Vegan, Gluten free, Dairy free, Refined sugar free, Yeast free, Corn free, Grain free
Baking a squash is easy to do, quick, and makes for a nice light (and warm) treat. Dress it up squash with some sugar-free jam + cinnamon and you have yourself one tasty (and healthy) dessert!
Yield: 1 baked squash
- 1 acorn squash, cut in half lengthwise
- 2 tablespoon stevia sweetened peach jam
- 2 teaspoon pure maple syrup
- ground cinnamon, to taste
- Preheat oven to 400F and fill a 3L casserole dish with 1/4-inch of water. Set aside.
- Cut the acorn squash in half lengthwise and place face down in the water dish.
- Bake for 35 minutes.
- Remove from oven and flip the halves over. Drop 1 tablespoon jam, 1 teaspoon maple syrup and a sprinkle of cinnamon in each half.
- Return to the oven and broil on high for 5 minutes. Remove and serve!
calories 114; fat 0.2g; carbs 32g; fiber 3.2; sugars 4g; protein 1.7g
Now we’re shifting completely off the topic of squashes and moving on to India. Great transition, right?
A colleague of Kevin’s recommend that I watch The Story of India before my trip in February. Seeing as he’s from India and has traveled there many times, I took it as a solid recommendation and began scouring the web for a copy that could be shipped in under 2 months <— what the heck, Amazon?
I ended up ordering the DVD directly from PBS and it arrived in 2 days!
The Story of India is a six-part series ran by PBS and the BBC, documenting a dazzling and exciting journey through today’s India. It begins by defining India’s identity, moves on to the history that has defined the nation, the trades, India in the middle ages, the legacy of the Mughal empire, and the current state of India. You can search the many topics covered in the videos on this page. Pretty impressive, huh?
I’m hoping the videos will give me a better understanding of the culture, how to interact, and what to expect when I get there. I know many of you have expressed interest in traveling to India too, so I thought I’d share this great resource!
So now that I have India on the brain… again… I guess I should stop procrastinating and get going on today’s bodyrock session. Results will be posted on Facebook in a bit!
Have a fabulous Thursday :)