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Quinoa Stuffed Acorn Squash

 

Nothing beats local acorn squash stuffed with nutrient rich quinoa. I used to hate squash when I was younger but I figured out a way to enjoy it in delicious recipes like this one! Acorn squash is extremely nutrient dense for its size, but also, it has a diverse range of nutrients.

 

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Squash contains an abundance of nutrients including:

Boost immune system: Acorn squash is a great source of vitamin C, which stimulates white blood cell formation and defends the body from unwanted pathogens and germs

Improves eye health: Acorn squash has significant quantities of vitamin A and a good source of beta-carotene.

Skin health: Due to the high quantities of vitamin A, acorn squash is excellent for the skin in keeping its youthful appearance, helps eliminate blemishes and scars, and speeds up the wound healing process.

Cancer prevention: Antioxidants vitamin C and beta-carotene help neutralize free radicals before mutations can occur in healthy cells.

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Feel free to add a couple tablespoons of organic feta cheese or goat cheese, for you cheese lovers. To make this a nut free option, switch the walnuts and almonds for raw pumpkin seeds and raw sunflower seeds.

 

 

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