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Delicious Winter Squash Dishes

From the Show: Talk Healthy Today
Summary: Winter squash (acorn, butternut, spaghetti) can be the basis for some truly delicious dishes.
Air Date: 2/3/17
Duration: 23:00
Guest Bio: Liz Weiss, Author
Liz-WeissLiz Weiss is an award-winning broadcast journalist, speaker, blogger, and spokesperson. She is the co-author of three cookbooks, The Smoothie Bowl Coloring Cookbook: Healthy Recipes and Playful Mandala Food Designs for Kids and Adults (M3 Press, 2015), No Whine with Dinner: 150 Healthy, Kid-Tested Recipes from The Meal Makeover Moms (M3 Press, 2011), and The Moms' Guide to Meal Makeovers: Improving the Way Your Family Eats, One Meal at a Time (Broadway Books, 2004).

Liz champions good nutrition on her website, MealMakeoverMoms.com, where she shares healthy “makeover” recipes and practical mealtime advice for families. Liz also co-hosts the food and family radio podcast, Cooking with the Moms, and she’s the co-creator of Meal Makeovers, a mobile recipe App filled with kid-friendly recipes and cooking videos. She is a columnist for Live Well Digest, a WIC publication, and Relish magazine.

For nearly two decades, Liz wrote and reported on nutrition and health for CNN, PBS, Time Life Medical, ABC Boston, and Ivanhoe Broadcast News. Currently, she hosts the “Meal Makeovers” cooking segment for CNN Accent Health, which runs in 30,000 physician waiting rooms nationwide.

Liz is a sought-after cooking instructor, speaker, and consultant. She has extensive experience as a live television and radio guest. During her career, she has conducted hundreds of live and taped interviews, appearing on NBC’s Today Show, CNN Headline News, the Food Network, FOX News, ABC-Boston, and many more.
  • Book Title: The Moms' Guide to Meal Makeovers: Improving the Way Your Family Eats, One Meal at a Time!
  • Guest Facebook Account: https://www.facebook.com/MealMakeoverMoms/
  • Guest Twitter Account: @MealMakeovrMoms
Delicious Winter Squash Dishes
Winter squash (acorn, butternut, spaghetti) can be the basis for some truly delicious dishes.

But, because squash rinds can be quite tough, preparation can be a bit intimidating. In reality, prep is really quite simple.

Liz Weiss, author of The Moms' Guide to Meal Makeovers: Improving the Way Your Family Eats, One Meal at a Time!, joins host Lisa Davis to share two of her favorite spaghetti squash dishes, as well as how to prepare the squash for the base of the dishes.

Preparing Spaghetti Squash
Wash the squash, poke a few holes, and microwave for about two minutes (which softens it). Cut off stem, slice in half (length-wise), and scoop out seeds (which can be roasted like pumpkin seeds). Preheat oven to 400. Brush insides with olive oil, salt and pepper. Place upside down on tin foil on a baking sheet. Bake for 35-40 minutes. Once cooled, shred squash insides with a fork. It now becomes the canvas for so many different recipes.

Visit Liz's website and blog to access all of her many delicious recipes.
Taco Topped Spaghetti Squash Bowl
Spaghetti Squash with Meat-Free Bolognese Sauce


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