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Baked Apples & Squash, apples and squash in white bowl

AUBURN UNIVERSITY, Ala. — This recipe is perfect for the fall season. Live Well Alabama’s Baked Apples and Squash is a sweet side dish to add to any meal without skipping vegetables. An added bonus: one serving of this recipe provides nearly 40% of the daily vitamin A recommendations.

“Adding apples to a meal is a great way to sweeten a dish and boost fiber without going overboard on added sugar.”

—Sofia Sanchez, Alabama Cooperative Extension System Specialist and Registered Dietitian

Ingredients

  • 2 cups yellow squash, diced
  • 2 cups apple, diced
  • 1 tablespoon olive oil
  • ½ teaspoon ground cinnamon
  • 1 tablespoon brown sugar
  • ½ teaspoon salt

Pro Tips

Cut squash in half lengthwise and scoop out seeds before dicing. After 15 minutes of baking, sprinkle a tiny amount of orange juice and brown sugar and toss. Then resume baking.


Directions

  1. Preheat oven to 425 F.
  2. Combine all ingredients in bowl. Mix evenly.
  3. Spread mixture onto metal baking pan.
  4. Bake for 20 to 30 minutes or until squash is soft.

Want to learn more? Step-by-step instructions for the Baked Apples and Squash recipe and an instructional video are available at LiveWellAlabama.com.


Live Well Alabama

Live Well Alabama is a Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program-Education (SNAP-Ed) initiative developed by the Alabama Cooperative Extension System at Auburn University. This initiative reaches residents across the state with research-based education.

“Cooking at home on a regular basis is a key ingredient to overall health, and it doesn’t have to be difficult or break the bank,” said Katie Funderburk, Alabama Extension’s SNAP-Ed coordinator.

Eating healthy doesn’t have to be difficult or expensive. Live Well Alabama provides numerous recipes that are simple and budget-friendly.

For more information about Live Well Alabama and to find more Live Well Alabama recipes, visit www.LiveWellAlabama.com. Also, check out more Live Well Alabama tips and recipes on Facebook, Twitter, Instagram and Pinterest.

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