Time: 40 minutes

• one small acorn squash
• 6-7 oz ground turkey
• 1/2 C chopped pineapple
• paprika

Here is a simple, fairly portable meal that works well to replenish glycogen stores after a good workout. I like to make up several of these at a time, and store them in the fridge for the week ahead.

Cut around the stem end of the squash and remove, much like how you would start if carving a pumpkin. With a spoon, dig out the seeds and pulp. Cut a flat spot on the bottom of the squash, so it will stand up. Place the squash on a baking pan, bake at 400 degrees for 25 minutes.

Meanwhile, brown the ground turkey in a skillet, adding the pineapple and spices. After 25 minutes, remove the squash and fill the cavity with the turkey mixture. Return the squash to the oven for 15 more minutes. Allow to cool before eating!

Many variations are possible. I have tried raisins with cinnamon, applesauce and cinnamon, and chopped dates. One thing to consider here is the fairly high fructose content of these fruits - not what we really want after a workout. That's why I settled on pineapple, as it has a little lower fructose content. Just meat and squash works fine too!

Zone info: 1 1/3 lbs of squash = about 6 carb blocks. The pineapple adds one more block of carbohydrate. 1 oz turkey is one protein block." />

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Post Training Stuffed Squash
Scott Hagnas | March 1 2007



Post Training Stuffed Squash - Miscellaneous -  - paleo diet, paleo, recipe, nutrition, robb wolf, scott hagnas, weight lifting, strength, conditioning, fitness, greg everett - Catalyst Athletics Recipes
Time: 40 minutes

• one small acorn squash
• 6-7 oz ground turkey
• 1/2 C chopped pineapple
• paprika

Here is a simple, fairly portable meal that works well to replenish glycogen stores after a good workout. I like to make up several of these at a time, and store them in the fridge for the week ahead.

Cut around the stem end of the squash and remove, much like how you would start if carving a pumpkin. With a spoon, dig out the seeds and pulp. Cut a flat spot on the bottom of the squash, so it will stand up. Place the squash on a baking pan, bake at 400 degrees for 25 minutes.

Meanwhile, brown the ground turkey in a skillet, adding the pineapple and spices. After 25 minutes, remove the squash and fill the cavity with the turkey mixture. Return the squash to the oven for 15 more minutes. Allow to cool before eating!

Many variations are possible. I have tried raisins with cinnamon, applesauce and cinnamon, and chopped dates. One thing to consider here is the fairly high fructose content of these fruits - not what we really want after a workout. That's why I settled on pineapple, as it has a little lower fructose content. Just meat and squash works fine too!

Zone info: 1 1/3 lbs of squash = about 6 carb blocks. The pineapple adds one more block of carbohydrate. 1 oz turkey is one protein block.
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