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Food & Health

October 2, 2013

With autumn comes winter squash and apples

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3. Increase oven temperature to 375 degrees. Separate squash into strands using a fork. Discard skin. Stir together squash and tomato mixture.

4. In a small bowl, stir together cheeses. Pour half of the squash mixture into the bottom of a greased 9-by-13-inch baking dish. Top with 1/2 the cheese mixture. Repeat layers.

5. Bake uncovered for 30 minutes or until cheese is bubbly and slightly browned. Let cool 10-15 minutes before serving.

Baked Stuffed Apple

Serves: 1

Source: Hy-Vee Corporate Dietitians

All you need:

1 Cortland apple, washed and cored

1 tsp softened Hy-Vee butter

1 tbsp Hy-Vee brown sugar

pinch cinnamon

1 tbsp Hy-Vee quick-cooking oats

All you do:

1. Wash and core apple. Set apple in a small microwave-safe bowl.

2. In a separate small bowl, combine butter, brown sugar, cinnamon and oats. Spoon mixture down into center of the cored apple.

3. Microwave on HIGH for about 2 to 4 minutes or until tender. Let sit a couple of minutes before eating.

Visit www.hy-vee.com for more apple and winter squash recipes.

Beth Freehill is a registered dietitian with Clinton’s Hy-Vee Store. For more information, call her at 243-6162. This information is not intended as medical advice. Please consult a medical professional for individual advice.

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