Vegan Stuffed Acorn Squash Recipe

Enjoy the fall flavors you know and love while getting the nutrients you need! This squash recipe is literally packed with veggies.

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Vegan Thanksgiving sounds like it shouldn’t be a thing. But we’re here to prove that wrong! This Vegan Stuffed Acorn Squash recipe proves that Turkey Day tastes can be made using nothing but plant-based ingredients and still deliver all the fall flavor you love. With sweet, velvety acorn squash, crunchy quinoa, colorful veggies, and essential oils, this simple vegan recipe lets you enjoy the flavors of the season without needing to bust out your stretchy pants.

Vegan Stuffed Acorn Squash Recipe

Prep Time: 25 minutes
Cook Time: 35 minutes
Total Time: 1 hour

Vegan Stuffed Acorn Squash Recipe

Ingredients

Instructions

Roasting the Squash
    1. Preheat oven to 450° F.
    2. Cut off ends of squash and cut in half lengthwise.
    3. Scoop out pulp and seeds.
    4. Brush squash halves with ½ tablespoon olive oil.
    5. Sprinkle with sea salt and black pepper.
    6. Cover baking sheet with parchment paper.
    7. Place squash sides face down on baking sheet.
    8. Bake for 25–35 minutes.
While Squash is Roasting
  1. Heat 1 tablespoon olive oil in a large skillet.
  2. Saute celery, carrots, and onion for 5–7 minutes.
  3. Add mushrooms and cook for 5 minutes.
  4. Add Brussels sprouts and cook for 5 minutes.
  5. Combine quinoa, sautéed veggies, and wolfberries.
  6. Combine 1 teaspoon olive oil with Vitality essential oils.
  7. Pour over quinoa/veggie mixture and toss.
  8. Salt and pepper to taste.
  9. Fill each squash halve with mixture.
  10. Bake for 10 minutes.
  11. Let cool slightly; then dig into this festive fall dish!

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Stay well throughout the winter months with these easy tips

Are you prepared for winter? Ready or not, here it comes! With chilly days and unpredictable weather on the way, it’s important to do everything you can to make sure that everyone in your house makes healthy choices to maintain their health.

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Are you prepared for winter? Ready or not, here it comes! With chilly days and unpredictable weather on the way, it’s important to do everything you can to make sure that everyone in your house makes healthy choices to maintain their health.

To keep your family well through the upcoming cold months, we formulated our Holiday Catalog-exclusive Winter Wellness Set. Paired with a few common sense wellness suggestions, these tips will go a long way to help you stay healthy all winter long.

 

 

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Provide your body with proper nutrients

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Seek out fruits and vegetables that are nutrient-packed and seasonal, like squash, hearty greens, and cauliflower.

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                      Get plenty of sleep

PurificationLack of sleep can cause stress, which weakens the immune system. A well-rested body is better able maintain its wellness, so shoot for 8 hours per night.

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Orange-Infused Chocolate Pots Recipe

This simple dessert is made with chocolate, coconut milk, and orange, so it’s full of bright, rich flavor that’s perfect for fall and winter.

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Fall and winter are the best time to cozy up, and our Orange Infused Chocolate Pots are the perfect reason to get comfortable inside. This decadent dessert is chic yet simple, so you can impress dinner guests or yourself with its rich, chocolaty flavor. Plus, the bright taste of orange perfectly pairs with the season’s flavors. The best part? You probably have most of the ingredients in your pantry right now! Get cooking and see why this recipe is sure to become a family favorite.

Cook Time: 2 hours
Total Time: 2 hours, 20 minutes

Serving Size: 4

Orange Infused Chocolate Pots

Orange Chocolate Pot Recipe

Ingredients

  • 6 oz. bittersweet chocolate, finely chopped
  • 1 cup coconut milk
  • 1 tablespoon coconut oil
  • 2 tablespoons coconut sugar
  • Pinch of sea salt
  • 2 large eggs, room temperature
  • 2 tablespoons orange juice, freshly squeezed
  • 4 drops Orange Vitality™ essential oil
  • Additional chocolate, shaved (for garnish)

Instructions

  1. Place the chopped chocolate in a blender.
  2. Combine eggs, orange juice, and Orange Vitality essential oil in a small dish. Set aside.
  3. In a saucepan, combine the coconut milk, coconut oil, coconut sugar, and salt. Heat over medium-low heat, whisking continually, until the mixture reaches a simmer.
  4. Immediately pour the coconut milk mixture over the chocolate in the blender and blend on high until combined.
  5. As the blender runs, pour the egg mixture through the hole in the top of the blender. Continue blending until creamy and smooth.
  6. Divide the chocolate mixture between four ramekins or small cups and refrigerate until set, about 2 hours.
  7. Serve cold with shaved chocolate on top, if desired.
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What’s your favorite way to use Vitality oils in your fall and winter cooking? Tell us in the comments below!

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Roasted Butternut Squash Soup

This fall opt for a lighter fare with this Roasted Butternut Squash Soup recipe. Low in fat yet rich in flavor, the only thing hidden in this soup is vitamin-rich vegetables, and lots of them.

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When it starts to get cooler and the days get shorter, nothing warms you up like a comforting bowl of soup. But many soups are packed with hidden fat, sodium, and calories. This fall opt for a lighter fare with this Roasted Butternut Squash Soup recipe. Low in fat yet rich in flavor, the only thing hidden in this soup is vitamin-rich vegetables, and lots of them. Its richness comes from the starches released by the winter squash, carrots, onions, and apples—no heavy cream or butter needed. With a velvety texture and rich, savory-sweet taste, this soup is the perfect thing to keep you full this fall.

 

Roasted Butternut Squash Soup
Prep Time: 15 minutes

Cook Time: 45 minutes
Total Time: 1 hour

Ingredients

  • 6 cups butternut squash, peeled and cubed
  • 2 tablespoons olive oil, divided
  • ½ teaspoon salt
  • 3 garlic cloves, minced
  • 3 carrots, diced
  • 1 onion, diced
  • 2 apples, diced
  • 3 tablespoons water
  • 1 cup vegetable broth
  • 1 cup light coconut milk
  • 1 drop Black Pepper Vitality™ essential oil
  • 1 drop Cinnamon Bark Vitality™ essential oil
  • 2 teaspoons garlic powder
  • 2 teaspoons onion powder
  • Additional salt to taste
  • Green onions, chopped (for garnish)

Instructions

  1. Preheat oven to 350°F.
  2. Toss squash in olive oil and salt and bake on a cookie sheet for 30–35 minutes.
  3. While squash is cooking, heat olive oil in a large sauté pan.
  4. Add garlic and cook for 30 seconds.
  5. Add carrots and 3 tablespoons water or vegetable broth to pan.
  6. Cover and cook for 10 minutes.
  7. Add onion and apples.
  8. Cook 15–20 minutes or until all veggies/fruit are soft.
  9. Add veggies/fruit to the blender and blend until well combined.
  10. Transfer to a large pot.
  11. Stir in vegetable broth and coconut milk, reserving 2 tablespoons of the milk.
  12. Stir in Cinnamon Bark Vitality™, Black Pepper Vitality™, garlic powder, and onion powder.
  13. Add salt and pepper to taste.
  14. Stir thoroughly.
  15. Reheat gently, serve in bowls, and garnish with reserved coconut milk and green onions.
  16. Best paired with a cozy blanket and your favorite book.
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What Vitality essential oils do you like using in your fall recipes? Let us know in the comments!

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