bl m Squash ROASTED SQUASH RINGS Flower-shaped acorn squash rings make a no-fuss, savory fall side dish. TOTAL TIME 50 minutes • SERVES 4 INGREDIENTS 2 medium acorn squash (about 2 lb. each), washed and dried Non-stick olive oil cooking spray 1 tsp. lemon zest 1 tsp. dried Italian seasoning 1 tsp. paprika 1 tsp. Fresh Thyme fine sea salt Fresh basil leaves, for garnish INSTRUCTIONS 1. Preheat oven to 4000F. 2. Place squash on a kitchen towel over a cutting board to help hold it securely in place. Cut squash into 1-inch-thick slices. Discard ends. Use a knife to cut away seeds in the center of each squash slice. Discard seeds. is in A mid the dazzling color show of autumn, it’s time for squash to shine. Dense, mellow-sweet winter squashes—butternut, spaghetti, and acorn, for starters—color the landscape and grocery bins with rich golds, yellows, and deep greens. And they’re great on the plate, bringing comfort-food flavors and a heaping helping of vitamins and fiber. Squash is also versatile, in a creamy soup or chunky casserole. Or simply roast it by itself as a tasteful reminder of why we love fall. Get Squashed Acorn squash is nutritious and delicious, rich in vitamins and minerals. • This high-fiber food provides 10g of fiber per 1 cooked cup. That’s roughly half of your fiber intake for the day. • Acorn squash has 2 times the potassium of bananas! BUTTERY FLAVOR, EARTHY RICHNESS, AND NUTRITION— THERE’S A BOUQUET OF GOODNESS IN THIS FALL PICK. Line a large rimmed baking pan with parchment paper; arrange squash slices in single layer. Coat squash with cooking spray. 3. In a small bowl, combine the zest, Italian seasoning, paprika, and salt. Sprinkle over squash slices. Bake for 35 to 40 minutes or until tender. 4. Arrange squash slices on platter for serving. Garnish with basil leaves, if desired. Each serving contains: 140 calories, 0 g fat, 0 g saturated fat, 0 g trans fat, 0 mg cholesterol, 461 mg sodium, 36 g carbohydrates, 5 g fiber, 0 g sugar, 3 g protein. Daily values: 31% vitamin A, 37% vitamin C, 9% calcium, 14% iron. “At 10 grams per cup, acorn squash is packed with fiber. And it pairs well with whole grains and other veggies!” —Kerry Clifford, Fresh Thyme Registered Dietitian 8 Fresh Thyme Crave | 008-009 Ripe Now_Squash.indd 8 8/14/17 11:33 AM