Nut and Spinach-Stuffed Kuri Winter Squash

LIGHTEN UP!

Kuri squash is similar to pumpkin but with a thinner skin.  It has a sweet taste to it, and when paired with savory sausage and walnuts rounds out to become a perfect fall dish.  Together, the ingredients provide all types of nutrients that will keep your immune system healthy throughout the change in seasons as the days become shorter and cooler.

Any winter squash is a decent source of cartenoids which are key antioxidant nutrients.  Three key antioxidants found in winter squash are zeaxanthin, beta-cryptoxanthin and lutein.  Antioxidant nutrients are important to neutralize free radicals.  Also present are vitamins A and C, manganese, B6, potassium and folate.  Winter squash is also very high in fiber.

 

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Ingredients:
Kuri Squash
Sausage (I used Trader Joe’s!)
1/4 cup toasted walnuts
2 cups baby spinach
olive oil
maple extract
Kerrygold light butter
Nutmeg

Directions:
Preheat oven to 350 degrees. Add the squash to…

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