Foodie Friday: Eggy Quinoa Stuffed Squash

I made the best dinner last night. Seriously, it was a big, edible bowl of comfort food and it is the perfect Fall dish and it started when I couldn’t stop thinking about Meg’s Egg in a Squash. This recipe also easily adaptable for whatever veggies you have on hand which is one of my favorite ways to create a recipe!

Eggy Quinoa Stuffed Squash

Serves 2

Eggy Quinoa Stuffed Acorn Squash

Ingredients
– 1 acorn squash
– 2 tsp coconut oil
– 1/2 cup quinoa; rinsed
– 1 cup water
– 1/2 cup kale
– 1/2 lb asparagus
– 1/2 zucchini
– 2 tbsp buffalo sauce
– 2 eggs
– 2 tbsp shredded pepper jack cheese
– Salt and pepper

Directions
Preheat oven to 425°F. Slice acorn squash in half, scoop out the seeds, and coat with coconut oil, salt, and pepper. Place on a baking sheet in the oven to roast.

While the squash is roasting, place a medium pot on medium high. Add your dry quinoa to the pot and toast the quinoa for 5-7 minutes until it starts crackling. In the meantime, chop your vegetables into bite-size pieces. Once the quinoa is toasted, add the vegetables, water, and a little salt and pepper. Bring to boil, reduce to simmer, and let cook about 20 minutes until all of the liquid is absorbed.

Once the quinoa mixture is fully cooked, remove the squash from the oven, mix in the buffalo sauce, and measure out approximately 1/2 cup of mixture per half of squash. Make sure to pack the quinoa down into the squash and make a hole in the middle for the egg to sit. Note: you may have some quinoa leftover, but be sure you have enough room for the egg.

Crack one egg at a time and place into each half squash. Top with a little bit of grated cheese, salt, and pepper, and place back in the oven for about 10 minutes. Serve immediately. Devour!

I drizzled mine with a little extra buffalo sauce. And then this happened..

Eggy Quinoa Stuffed Buffalo Acorn Squash

Mmmmm the yolk!

It was so filling and really hit the spot. I can’t wait to make it again! And like I said, it’s so easily adaptable, you could definitely swap out whatever veggies you have on hand and you could also use a different squash. Butternut, kabocha, or spaghetti squash would be fabulous as well!

Nutritional Information

Per 1/2 squash

325 Calories  /  12g Fat  /  42g Carbs  /  11g Fiber  /  2g Sugar  /  12g Protein

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Food for Thought

Have you ever made a stuffed squash?

What kind of squash would you use for this?

What I Ate Wednesday #54: Recipe Adaptations

Monday’s meals were all about recipe adaptations. Whether I adapt because of what I have on hand at the time or because I’m in the mood for a different flavor, I love swapping a few ingredients to change it up sometimes.

Breakfast

Zucchini Bread Protein TVP Oats Micheles Granola Maple Blueberry Coconut Butter Pistachio Butter

Zucchini Bread Protein TVP Oats

Zucchini bread protein TVP oats. Can’t stop! Won’t stop! This bowl is topped with Buffalo Dirt Coffee Chia Peanut Butter, Nut-Tricious Foods Pistachio Butter, Artisana Coconut Butter, and Michele’s Maple Blueberry granola. It’s all about the toppings!

Lunch

Chick Pea Tuna Chobani Salad Barr & Table

Tuna Bean Garlic Hummus Salad

I loved my chick pea tuna salad but wanted something a little different so this week I decided to swap the chick peas for kidney beans and the greek yogurt for garlic hummus. It’s been great on my salads this week! I’ve also been topping my salad with a sheet of roasted nori. Yum!

Dinner

Miso Tofu Pistachio Kale Stuffed Carnival Squash

Miso Tofu Pistachio Kale Stuffed Carnival Squash

At the farmers’ market on Sunday, I picked up a carnival squash that I had to try.. stuffed squash sounds like a good idea, right? I took Brittany’s Tofu Walnut Stuffing recipe, added some mushroom and kale, and swapped the walnuts for pistachios and the dressing for my new favorite miso tahini dressing and I had a winner winner tofu dinner! Plus leftovers 🙂

Dessert

Ingredients of a Fit Chick Chocolate Peanut Butter Protein Fudge

Sliced fuji apple with chocolate banana peanut butter fudge dip

I almost always have an apple at night, sometimes plain and sometimes with a little dip on the side. I still have a couple pieces of chocolate banana peanut butter fudge in the freezer so I microwaved a piece with a little bit of almond milk and made the perfect dip!

Food for Thought

Do you often swap ingredients in recipes to create new flavors?