Diet Recipes for Fall
Diet Acorn Squash

Written by Sky Taylor, Diet Bites

Our Acorn Sasquatch Recipe, Low in Calories & Fat Grams

There's nothing scary about this dish!  

One cup of cubed acorn squash has about 60 calories and is ultra filling.  And picking out your squash can be as much fun as eating the luscious Acorn Sasquatch.

Diet Acorn Squash Recipe, How to Prepare

After your purchase, pop the squash into your microwave for about five minutes to soften it up.  Remove and allow to cool. Carefully slice the squash into two halves and remove the seeds.  

Next, scoop out the tender meat of the squash and chop it into cubes. Measure out 2 cups of the squash and pour into a mixing bowl.

Add 2 Tablespoons of your favorite nuts (cashews, walnuts, almonds, pecans, hazelnuts or peanuts).  

Next, add 1/2 cup of Mrs. Butterworth's lite syrup (or your favorite light brand).  Mrs. Butterworth's lite has 110 calories per 1/4 cup and it tastes close to 'the real thing' so try it and see if you like the taste.  

Spoon into 4 pretty microwave dishes.  Spray the tops with no calorie refrigerator butter spray and top with 3 marshmallows each.  Heat in the microwave until marshmallows 'puff'.

Makes four servings with about 150 calories each.

Recipe Ingredients for Acorn Squash

1 acorn squash
2 Tablespoons of your favorite nuts
1 dozen marshmallows
lite syrup

Easy Acorn Squash Soup Recipe

You will need the following ingredients:

1 acorn squash prepared as above in the microwave
sweetener, either sugar, brown sugar or sugar substitute
vanilla coffee creamer, low fat
ground cinnamon

How to Prepare This Recipe

Place the cooked flesh of the acorn squash into a small pot and add the sweetener. Add as much as you like to suit your personal taste while keeping calories in-line with your diet plan. The substitutes contain zero calories and often dieters like to use this option.

Stir in the ground cinnamon. I like to add about one teaspoon to my soup.

Add the creamer slowly to the squash until it makes a loose mixture. Heat until bubbly and enjoy.

This is a very sweet, seasonal soup that makes a nice comfort food on those cool brisk fall days or those bitterly cold days in winter. To serve in the summer, we recommend that you serve the soup cold.


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