Acorn squash is packed with an incredible number of essential nutrients and is known to reduce your risk for diabetes, cancer, and heart disease.
Acorn Squash for weight loss:
Winter squash varieties are low in calories and high in fiber, which will help satisfy your appetite and directly aids in weight loss by slowing down the rate that your body absorbs sugar and glucose. This also stabilizes your blood sugar levels discouraging your body from releasing unwanted insulin that will store fat.
Roasted Acorn Squash
- 1 large acorn squash
- 1/2 cup shredded parmesan cheese (divided)
- 2–3 Tbsp. (fresh or dried) herbs (oregano, thyme, sages, Italian, etc.)
- 1 Tbsp. ghee or butter, melted
- 1/2 tsp. garlic powder
- 1/4 tsp. sea salt
- 1/8 tsp. black pepper
Cut acorn squash in half and scoop out the seeds. (Save the seeds to make Homemade Seeds for a tasty snack!) Then slice each half of acorn into slices. (about 1/2 inch).
In a large bowl, combine all of the ingredients and toss to combine. (setting aside 1/3 cup parmesan cheese for garnish)
Transfer to a large sheet pan. Sprinkle parmesan cheese onto the squash for maximum coverage.
Bake at 400℉. for 25 minutes or until squash is cooked through and parmesan cheese is crispy and slightly browned.