Tuesday, January 5, 2016

Diabetic Dish of the Week - Cran-Orange Acorn Squash

For this week's Diabetic Dish of the Week - Cran-Orange Acorn Squash. It's only 130 calories and 26 net carbs per serving. The Acorn Squash is used as the bowl that all the ingredients will be served in. Enjoy!

Cran-Orange Acorn Squash

3 small acorn or carnival squash, cut in half and seeded
5 tablespoons instant brown rice
3 tablespoons minced onion
3 tablespoons diced celery
3 tablespoons dried cranberries
Pinch ground or dried sage leaves
1 teaspoon butter, cut into bits
9 tablespoons orange juice
1/2 cup warm water

1 - Combine rice, onion, celery, cranberries, and sage in a small bowl. Stuff each squash halve with rice mixture; dot with butter. Pour 1 1/2 teaspoons orange juice into each squash over stuffing.
2 - Stand squash in slow cooker. Pour water into bottom of cooker. Cover, cook on low 2 1/2 hours or until squash are tender.
The skin of squash can defy even the sharpest knives. To make slicing easier, microwave the whole squash at HIGH 5 minutes to soften the skin.

Makes 6 servings

Serving Size 1/2 Squash with 1/2 cup stuffing
Calories 130, Total Fat 1g, Saturated Fat 0g, Protein 2g, Carbs 30g, Cholesterol 0mg, Fiber 4g, Sodium 10mg

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