{Late}Tasty Tuesday| A Tasty Acorn

Yes, I know it’s Wednesday & I don’t write on my blog on Wednesday’s, but I missed tasty Tuesday so I’m making up now. So on that note, welcome to a moment with Shona!

I am almost done with my new fitness program and this week I was introduced to acorn squash. Now, I have never even heard of an acorn squash, so I had no clue what it looked like or if I was going to like the taste of it.

I wish you could have seen me in the store looking around aimlessly searching for something that resembled an acorn! Lol! I even had my girls helping me. Once I got to spaghetti squash on my list, I just happened to see something that looked like an acorn & Lord behold, it was an acorn squash! Oh joy! Lol!

Once I got home, I posted a picture of the squash on social media because this momma needed help. I got some great recipes and I wanted to share one of them with you.

This is an acorn squash for those who don’t know:


Acorn squash
Olive oil
Black pepper
Pink Himalayan Sea Salt

Those were the healthy ingredients lol! If you don’t want to go that route, use the following:

Unsalted butter
Black pepper
Pink Himalayan Sea Salt
Brown Sugar

1. Wash your acorn squash with a fruit and vegetable wash. I use Fit Organic fruit & vegetable wash.
2. Rub, rinse & dry your acorn.
3. Preheat your oven to 425 degrees.
4. Place on a cutting board & CAREFULLY cut in half. This process can be hard, so make sure your acorn doesn’t roll off your board.
5. Spoon out the seeds.
6. Place halves on a flat cooking try covered with foil.
7. Score the inside of the squash so it cooks throughout.
8. Spread olive oil (or butter) over inside {not too much}.
9. Sprinkle your Pink Himalayan Sea Salt, black pepper {and sprinkle brown sugar if you like}
10. Place in oven for 20 minutes or until completely soft.
11. Grab your fancy dish & dig in!

Now, on my meal plan, I had to eat two helpings of veggies & one serving of protein for dinner. So I added cabbage & chicken breast inside of my acorn squash! Y’all, it was BOMB!!

Have you had acorn squash before? If so, share your recipe below! If not, let me know how you like this one.

Special S/O to my friend Desiree Hanford for helping me figure out what the heck an acorn squash was! Lol!

Until next time, “laugh hard, love harder, capture each moment & sprinkle a little joy in someone else’s life.” – XO Shona


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