Cinnamon Spiced Lentils, Kale & Acorn Squash with Steamed Shrimp
2 acorn squash
2 tablespoons coconut oil, divided
1 large onion, chopped
2 garlic cloves, chopped
1 apple, cored and chopped
1 bunch kale, chopped
1⁄4 cup water
2 15-ounce cans lentils, drained and rinsed
1⁄2 tablespoon cinnamon
1 tablespoon all-purpose seasoning (salt-free)
sea salt and black pepper, to taste
Preheat the oven to 400 degrees F.
Slice acorn squashes in half and remove the seeds. Brush 1 tablespoon coconut oil over inside of squash halves. Place the squash halves cut side down on a baking sheet. Bake for about 20 minutes. Turn the squash over, then bake for an additional 10 to 15 minutes until the center is tender.
Remove squash from the oven and set aside to cool.
Place a large sauté pan over medium heat. Add 1 tablespoon of coconut oil. Once the oil has melted, add onion and garlic. Sauté for about 3 minutes, then add chopped apple.
Sauté for an additional 3 minutes, then add chopped kale.
Add 1⁄4 cup of water to the pan and cover. Allow the kale greens to steam for about 5 minutes until tender. Remove the cover and add lentils, cinnamon, all-purpose seasoning, sea salt, and black pepper. Stir well until the lentils are warm.
Next, place a medium-sized pot over medium heat. Add about 1-inch of water. Top with a metal steamer. Add the shrimp and cover. Steam for about 3 minutes until the shrimp is pink and opaque.
Remove the shrimp from the pot and rinse under cool water to stop the cooking. Season with garlic powder, sea salt and black pepper.
Serve each acorn squash half stuffed with the kale, lentil mixture, and shrimp. Serve alongside a Large Salad.
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