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Stuffed Acorn Squash


2 medium acorn squash
1 tsp extra-virgin olive oil
Kosher salt and ground black pepper, to taste
1 fresh, spicy chicken or turkey sausage, casings removed, crumbled
1 cup yellow onion, diced small
1 cup celery, diced small
1 Tbsp garlic, minced
1 cup fresh spinach
8 oz low-fat sour cream
1/4 cup Parmigiano Reggiano, grated

Pre-heat oven to 400F
Slice squash lengthwise and remove seeds
Season cut side of squash and brush with oil
Place cavity-side down on parchment covered baking sheet and bake for 45 minutes
Over medium heat, brown sausage until cooked through
Lower heat, add onion and celery
Add garlic at last minute
In bowl, combine saute mixture, spinach and sour cream
Remove squash and flip to add mixture
Sprinkle with cheese and bake on 350F for an additional 15 minutes

Recipe courtesy of Clean Eating:


How Beneficial is Personal Training?

Is personal training actually beneficial for your health, and how beneficial is it really? The answers to these questions somewhat depend on you. Personal training is beneficial to your health, but how beneficial is completely up to you. Any sort of regular exercise and healthy food choices are great for your health. There are a lot of reasons to consider personal training, but you have to make the most of them. Fortunately for you, personal training completely lends itself to helping you want to make the most of the opportunity.

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