IMG_20180402_191817I’ve been trying something that I know others have had great success with. Avoiding sugar and pasta, etc. I tried this recipe and just fell in love with it. I wasn’t going to pass it on because it’s “diet food” but it’s so delicious, I had to!


  • 1 large acorn squash
  • 1 lb LEAN ground beef
  • 1 medium onion
  • 1/2 sweet pepper (I used Enjoya…my new favorite!)
  • 1 apple, any variety
  • 2 slices bacon
  • 1 tsp pepper
  • 1/2 tsp cinnamon
  • 1/2 tsp sea salt
  • 1/4 tsp nutmeg
  • Honey


Preheat oven to 375º. Line a baking sheet or dish with parchment paper,

Cut the squash in half and scoop the seeds out. Place on the baking sheet and roast until the flesh is tender, approximately 45 minutes. Remove and allow to cool to the touch.

Meanwhile, dice the apple, pepper and onion. Cut  bacon into pieces. (I actually use scissors)

In a large skillet over medium heat, cook the bacon. Add the onion and pepper and cook for 5-10 minutes. Add the apple and cook for another 5-10 minutes. Add the ground beef and brown. (I use super lean, so I don’t need to drain…use your best judgement) Add all spices and stir to combine.

Scoop out some of the flesh of the squash and mix into the beef.

Fill the squash shells with the beef mixture. Drizzle with a touch of honey.

Return to the 375º oven and bake another 15 minutes until everything is heated through.