Did you know that 1/2 an acorn squash (which is pretty darn filling!) contains less than 100 calories, is virtually fat-free, and packs in a hefty dose of fiber. Plus, winter squash is an excellent natural source of Vitamins A and C and a good source of potassium, manganese, Vitamin K, folate, and magnesium!
Amie packs extra nutrition into each half of this honey squash by baking it first in antioxidant-rich green tea and then in a mixture of potent spices. To keep it moist and delicious while adding a little extra dose of dairy-free and vegan protein, Amie uses So Delicious Almond Milk Plus. This particular variety has 5 grams of protein per cup, and also helps to fortify your honey squash with vitamin D, calcium vitamin B12, and other essential nutrients. But, if you require nut-free, then coconut milk beverage* might make a nice alternative. Click here for a So Delicious Coupon
Also, though this recipe is referred to as “honey squash,” Amie keeps the sweetener very low, and gives you the option to use a vegan alternative like agave nectar (yes, they even have a honey-flavored agave!). If you are craving a sweeter honey squash, feel free to increase the honey used up to 1 to 2 tablespoons, or drizzle a little on the squash just before serving. Don’t worry, I won’t tell.
*Confused about coconut and nut allergies, this post might help: Are Coconut-Based Dairy Alternatives Safe for Nut Allergies?