This Vegan Stuffed Acorn Squash recipe proves that plant-based ingredients can deliver all the fall flavor you love without meat or dairy. You can feel good about indulging in scrumptious food when you make acorn squash stuffed with crunchy quinoa, colorful veggies, and essential oils. 

Using organic ingredients is helpful. It reduces your body's need to process out toxins giving your body's filtration system (kidneys and liver) a break helping to minimize your toxic load. According to Dr. Daniel Amen, going organic also boosts brain health!!

2 acorn squash
2 1/2 tablespoons olive oil, divided
¼ cup celery, chopped
½ cup carrots, chopped
½ an onion
¾ cup Brussels sprouts, shredded
1 cup mushrooms, chopped
1 clove garlic, minced
3 cups cooked quinoa
1 cup vegetable broth
¼ cup Organic Dried Wolfberries
1 drop Rosemary Vitality™ Essential Oil
2 drops Thyme Vitality™ Essential Oil
2 drops Black Pepper Vitality™ Essential Oil
Salt and Pepper

1. Preheat oven to 450° F.
2. Cover baking sheet with parchment paper.
3. Use a sharp knife and poke holes all over the the squash - 6-8 pokes will do.
4. Place in oven for 15-20 min. or until it softens enough to cut easily.
5. Let cool then cut in half lengthwise and scoop out pulp and seeds.
6. Brush each squash (flesh side) with ½ tablespoon olive oil and sprinkle with salt and pepper.
8. Place face down on baking sheet and bake for 15-20 minutes.

  1. Cook quinoa in vegetable stock according to directions on package.
  2. Sauté celery, carrots, and onion in 1 tablespoon of olive oil.
  3. Add mushrooms and brussels sprouts and cook for 5 minutes. 
  4. Combine quinoa, sautéed veggies, and wolfberries adding a little water if it seems dry.
  5. Fill each squash halve with mixture.
  6. Bake for 10-20 minutes until piping hot.
  7. Combine 1 tablespoon olive oil with essential oils.
  8. Carefully dress the hot quinoa/veggie mixture with oils in the squash halves and toss.
  9. Salt and pepper to taste.
  10. To decorate, sprinkle with wolfberries, then dig into this festive fall dish!
  • You may need to adjust cooking time according to the size of your squash.
  • To save time, use a food processor to chop the vegetables or buy them pre-chopped.
  • Cooking with essential oils maximizes flavor! You will notice that they are much more intense than dried spices so be careful when adding them to recipes. You may want to use these dropper tops on your Vitality oils as they make it easier to control the number of drops. Or add your drops to a spoon first so you don't accidentally get more drops than desired in your dish.
  • To retain the health benefits, use essential oils after cooking.

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