Acorn squash rings

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Acorn squash is easy to prepare. It is most commonly baked but can be microwaved, sautéed or steamed. It can be cut in half and stuffed with rice or meat mixtures. Acorn squash is rich in fiber and potassium, and contains small amounts of beta carotene, vitamins C and B.

2 large acorn squash
3 tablespoons olive oil or light margarine
Salt and pepper to taste
Cranberry relish, optional

Slice the squash into 1½ inch rings. Remove seeds and strings and place on a baking sheet that has been sprayed with non-stick cooking spray. Drizzle with olive oil or melted margarine. Season with salt and pepper and bake at 375°F for approximately 25 minutes, turning once, so that the squash is cooked through and still retains its shape. Serve as a side with poultry or pork.

Nutritional information:
Calories: 70
Total carbs: 11 grams
Dietary fiber: 2 grams
Protein: 1 gram
Total fat: 3.5 grams
Saturated fat: 0.5 grams
Sodium: 25 milligrams
Preparation time: 10 min.
Cooking time: 25 min.
Number of servings: 8
Serving size: 2 rings