Lunch for the Week

by Meg on September 19, 2011

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For lunch this week I made spicy stuffed acorn squash.

Spicy Stuffed Acorn Squash(adapted from Eating Well)

  • 2 acorn squash
  • 3/4 lbs. of lean ground turkey(94% or higher)
  • small onion, chopped
  • red pepper,chopped
  • 2 small tomatoes, chopped
  • 2 cloves garlic, minced
  • 1 tsp. of chili powder
  • 1/4 cup of adobo sauce(I found this at Whole Foods)
  • 1 tsp. ground cumin
  • 1 1/2 cups of Heritage Ancient Grains 
  • 1 cup reduced fat Cabot
  • 1 tbsp. of olive oil

Preheat oven to 375°F.  Cut both squash in half horizontally. Scoop out and discard seeds. Brush olive oil into the flesh of each half. Place the squash cut-side down on the baking sheet. Bake until tender, about 40-45 minutes

Over medium cook the ground turkey and onion until the meat is browned. Add the red pepper, tomatoes, and garlic -cook for 3- 5 minutes. Add the adobo sauce, cumin, and chili powder and stir. Cook on low heat for 5-8 minutes. Take  the meat mixture off heat.

When the squash is tender- turn the oven temperature down to 325F. In a large bowl mix the grains(brown rice & quinoa) , meat mixture, and cheddar. Fill the squash halves with the  mixture. Place on the baking sheet and bake until the filling is heated through about 8 to 10 minutes.

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This meal kept me going all day!

After a wonderful class day- I got home in time to teach a spin class for my friend.

Now I’m pooped and ready for bed already- ha!

Happy almost Tuesday!

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