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Recently, I have had a real fascination with stuffing food inside of other food. Stuffed potatoes, stuffed sweet potato, stuffed tomatoes, stuffed capsicum… well, I think you get the point. I have tried just about every vegetable I could think of. But then came the butternut squash. For very obvious reasons, I couldn’t stuff an entire one – it would be way too big to eat in one go! Cutting it would also be an issue because everything would fall out making a giant mess. I like my food to look nice when served.
After much deliberation, I decided to cut the butternut squash in half and try loading it with my other ingredients. Boy am I glad I did! It turned out perfect.
To make this recipe, you will need 7 ingredients and 30 minutes.
We start this recipe off with butternut squash and black beans. Both of these ingredients host an impressive profile of nutrition, including vitamin E, vitamin B6, folate, potassium, protein, dietary fiber, and manganese.
We finish the dish off with kale, red onion, sunflower oil, and some salt and pepper to taste. Combined, we are offered a good source of vitamin A, vitamin K, vitamin C, iron, magnesium, and calcium.
The loaded butternut squash with black beans and kale dish is perfect for lunch or dinner because it’s:
If you have any left overs, you can store them in an airtight container, in the fridge for up to 48 hours. Make sure to reheat it before consuming. You may want to cut down the prep time a little by preparing the meal right up until the baking stage. I have done this before when I know I’m not going to have a lot of time to prepare/cook dinner. I like to get it all ready, the filling stuffed into the butternut, cover it, and place it in the fridge. This is a good idea if you still want a freshly baked dinner but are a little short on time in the evenings.
And that’s about all I have to say. I hope you enjoy this recipe as much I do. See you next time!
For the squash
For the seasoning
|Amount Per Serving|
|Calories 327||From Fat 51|
|% Daily Value*|
|Total Fat 6g||8.7%|
|Saturated Fat 1g||3.28%|
|Trans Fat 0g|
|Total Carbohydrate 59g||19.58%|
|Dietry Fiber 14g||55.66%|
|Vitamin A 42560.89IU||851.22%|
|Vitamin B-12 0µg||0%|
|Vitamin B-6 0.77mg||38.66%|
|Vitamin C 152.45mg||254.08%|
|Vitamin D 0IU||0%|
|Vitamin E 8.11mg||27.05%|
|Vitamin K1 (phylloquinone) 457.05µg||571.31%|
|Pantothenic acid 1.58mg||15.76%|
* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet. Your daily values may be higher or lower depending on your calorie needs.
Calories per gram:
Fat 9 • Carbohydrate 4 • Protein 4
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