Lifetime Fitness Tip For Weight Loss – Squash Recipes

Easy Squash Recipes

Wondering what to make for dinner tonight? Try these easy squash recipes for a meal of hot soup and delicious stew. They don’t just taste great, but they are healthy and low in calories too. You can’t go wrong with squash. Try these recipes with butternut squash (my favorite) or try your favorite squash instead.

Curried Squash Stew

Squash Stew

  • Servings: 4
  • Difficulty: Easy
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Curry powder and cinnamon give unique flavor to this zucchini, butternut squash, tomato, and bean stew. Add raisins or dried cranberries for an added “sweet note.”

Source: USDA Center for Nutrition Policy and Promotion

Calories: 234 per 1 1/2 cup

Ingredients

  • 1 tablespoon vegetable oil
  • yellow onion (peeled and chopped)
  • 2 cloves garlic (peeled and minced)
  • celery stalk (including leaves, chopped)
  • 1/2 teaspoon ground cinnamon
  • large zucchini (or 2 small)
  • 2 tablespoons curry powder
  • 3 cups butternut squash
  • 1 can 14.5 ounce low-sodium diced tomatoes (including liquid)
  • 1 can 15.5 ounce low-sodium white beans or chickpeas (drained and rinsed)

Directions

  1. Heat a large pot on the stove over medium heat and add oil. Add the onion, garlic and celery and cook about 10 minutes, until the onion is tender.
  2. Stirring occasionally, add the zucchini and curry powder and cook for 10 minutes.
  3. Add the butternut squash, tomatoes and chickpeas and cover. Continue cooking about 10 minutes.
  4. Serve with cooked brown rice.

Notes

For additional flavor, try adding ½ cup raisins.

Squash Soup

Squash Soup

  • Servings: 6
  • Difficulty: Easy
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Try this delicious soup with acorn squash, pumpkin, butternut squash, crookneck, or a unique variety of winter squash that you grow in your garden or can find at a local farmers market.

Source: University of Connecticut, Cooperative Extension, From the Farm to the Table, p.12, Hispanic Health Council

Calories: 127 per 1/6 serving

Ingredients

  • 1 tablespoon olive oil
  • 2 onions (medium, chopped)
  • 5 cups chicken or vegetable broth, low-sodium
  • 2 carrots (medium, chopped)
  • 4 cups winter squash (cooked)
  • 2 garlic cloves (minced) -1 cup tomato puree (canned)
  • 1 1/2 tablespoons oregano (dried)
  • 1 1/2 tablespoons basil (dried)

Directions

  1. In a large saucepan, warm oil over medium heat.
  2. Stir in onions, carrots and garlic.
  3. Cook for about 5 minutes, covered.
  4. Stir in the tomato puree, chicken broth, cooked squash, and herbs.
  5. Bring soup to a simmer and cook, covered, for 30 minutes.

It’s squash season!

Squash is delicious baked and adds a unique taste and texture to soups and stews.

What is Winter Squash?

Acorn Squash                      Buttercup Squash Butternut Squash                 Carnival Squash Delicata Squash                   Hubbard Squash Spaghetti Squash                 Pumpkin

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Author: Joan E Wilder

We provide information and motivation focused on the importance of physical activity to our quality of life. It is our hope to help people invest in themselves by staying active throughout their lives. It's that important.

6 thoughts

    1. Thanks GP – so do I! Oddly enough, I was one of those kids that loved my veggies… Of course, I loved almost everything except fish… especially snacks, but then I got wise! LOL Thanks for stopping by – I hope you enjoy these recipes. I’m going to try the soup… hugs!

  1. Love, love, love soup, Joan…
    Though, the weather here in the southern hemisphere is hotting up; not really soup eating time! But, there’s always next season! :)

    1. You can make cold soup – Borsdt (not sure how to spell that) – beets are full of great nutrients. Enjoy the warmer weather Carolyn – we are getti a little cooler here and last week I was in NY and woke to 43 – so you know I’ll enjoy that squash soup! :) hugs!

      1. Hahaaa… Yes, Joan, though, I’ve never been a fan of cold soups – I prefer having salads and greens in the warmer weather! Yum… :)

        As for NY weather. Here in Australia we have a saying:
        Rug up! (Means; wear plenty of warm clothing.)
        And enjoy those delicious soups.. :)
        xoxoxo

        1. I like that – “rug up”… ! Thank you Carolyn – I will enjoy! Wishing you the best of health! hugs!

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