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Acorn Squash Stew (Vegan)

Wednesday, February 06, 2013

I've been participating in a non-SparkPeople challenge, called Jump Start Bingo. It's sponsored by the Chi-Running/Chi-Walking instructor. Every day in February, we select one of 28 choices and complete that square. Some squares are exercise, some are nutrition, some are just getting a full 8 hours sleep.

Today, I was home from work with a sore throat, though the rest of me felt great. It seemed like a good day for soup, or stew. The slow-cooker was calling my name, as were the two acorn squash a friend gave to me from her produce box. (Why didn't she want the acorn squash! They are a wondrous veggie!)

Since I couldn't find a suitable slow-cooker soup or stew with acorn squash, I winged it. Quite fun, really! In order to know the exact nutrition for my tracker, of course I programmed it into SparkRecipes. Here's the link:

A generous 1-1/2 cup serving is only 202 calories, less than 3g total fat, 38g healthy carbs and over 8g fiber. Protein is just over 10g.

It was delicious with the "optional" tablespoon of raisins, which added about 28 calories.

Here's how it looks:
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    That looks really good!! Thanks for sharing - I will have to try it!!
    1881 days ago
    I love acorn squash & your soup looks very delicious. I hope it helped sooth your sore throat. Feel better emoticon
    1893 days ago
  • DS9KIE
    1898 days ago
    Hope the sore throat goes away soon! The stew looks delightful :)

    When is the next Chi-Running/Walking event? I hope to go now that my knees are almost 100%.

    And are you planning on going to the Reinassance Festival? Let me know because I love to go and enjoy going with a group :)
    1898 days ago
  • LINDAK25
    Sorry you have a sore throat! Sounds great. I love to get all those veggies in. Today I made a potato salad with green beans, red peppers and onions. I added white balsamic vinegar, garlic powder and black pepper and served it over lettuce. Really basic, but I loved how the vinegar flavored the salad. It didn't need salt or mayo or salad dressing.
    1898 days ago
    YUM! it looks wonderful
    1898 days ago
    This soup sounds delicious, and you have inspired me to give it a try. Acorn squash makes some great side dishes.
    1898 days ago
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