Healthy Holiday: Apple Pecan Stuffed Squash
This Apple Pecan Stuffed Squash is a great healthy side dish to accompany your Thanksgiving meal.
Can you believe that Thanksgiving is next week?
Luckily, we are going low-key this year.
No traveling and no guests.
Just a nice, relaxed break at home this year.
I will probably roast a chicken or a turkey breast rather than a large turkey.
I’ve already been testing out a few new recipes to include this year, like these Maple Apple Pecan Stuffed Acorn Squash.
What will you be enjoying this year at Thanksgiving?
Do you have big plans for a family get-together or are you keeping it casual at home with your immediate family?
If you haven’t already, now would be a good time to start preparing.
Easy Tips to Prepare for Thanksgiving
Some simple to do ahead tasks that will make next week easier are:
Begin planning the menu.
Start with sorting out the recipes for your “must haves,” and your family’s traditional dishes.
This Apple Pecan Stuffed Squash is definitely on our must have list this year!
Fill in the Gaps
After you’ve decided on the dishes you know you will have (your favorite sweet potatoes, your family’s pecan pie, etc.), start thinking about what’s missing.
Do you need more sides?
Filling in the gaps is a great opportunity to introduce a few new dishes.
Print off all of your recipes.
Punch holes in the sheets and place them in a binder or folder with brackets.
Label that folder “THANKSGIVING RECIPES.”
This will make every year from here on out much easier.
Take stock of your freezer and pantry.
Make a list of items you are out of or running low on.
Purchase non-perishable essentials.
The earlier the better, so you can avoid sold-out merchandise, crowded grocery stores and last minute shopping trips.
You can buy things like the pecans in this recipe for Apple Pecan Stuffed Squash ahead of time and keep them stashed in your pantry.
The apples and the squash are usually fine to be purchased about 5 – 7 days ahead.
Shop with a list to avoid overspending.
Order or purchase a turkey.
Store it in the freezer if you bring it home earlier than 4-5 days before Thanksgiving.
Make requests or assignments to your guests (if you want people to bring food).
Give them plenty of time to prepare for their dish and/or find a new recipe to share.
Visit my fellow Healthy Holiday bloggers for great inspiration in planning a nutritious and delicious holiday meal.
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*I like to use different apple types and leave the skin on for extra color, but you do not have to do that. If desired, peel the apples. As an Amazon Associate and member of other affiliate programs, I earn from qualifying purchases.
Nutrition InformationYield 8 Serving Size 1
Amount Per ServingCalories 235 Total Fat 7g Saturated Fat 1g Trans Fat 0g Unsaturated Fat 5g Cholesterol 26mg Sodium 268mg Carbohydrates 38g Net Carbohydrates 0g Fiber 5g Sugar 24g Sugar Alcohols 0g Protein 8g
*I like to use different apple types and leave the skin on for extra color, but you do not have to do that. If desired, peel the apples.
As an Amazon Associate and member of other affiliate programs, I earn from qualifying purchases.