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Butternut Squash Stuffed Shells in the CI Kitchen

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Butternut Squash Stuffed Shells in the CI Kitchen
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Champaign, Ill (WCIA) - Guest Chef, Kristina Adams, is back with a great dish in the CI Kitchen!

Sarah Bush Lincoln Weight Management program offers the HMR weight loss program to help patients with their weight loss journey. This comprehensive weight-loss plan offers a unique at home diet option as well as an in-clinic program that both use HMR foods and guidance from expert coaches to prepare you for a lifetime of healthier living. Sarah Bush Lincoln Weight Management Program also offers FREE cooking demonstrations to help patients work on lifestyle changes to better help them in keeping off lost weight. The cooking demonstrations are held in the Center for Healthy Living and incorporate healthy foods, healthy cooking techniques and simple, inexpensive recipes. Attendees also get to taste all of the recipes demonstrated!

Next demo is Monday, June 18 5:30pm – ‘Cookout 101’
Healthy cooking tips
• Stick with whole foods – get the most nutrient value
• Make half your meal vegetable and fruit – low calorie, high volume
• Use less salt – focus on herbs, spices and lemon zest
• Garnish with nuts and seeds – heart healthy omega 3 fatty acids

Butternut Squash Stuffed Shells
Makes: 12 servings

Filling
1 medium butternut squash
1/3 cup finely chopped shallot
16 oz ricotta drained of liquid
¾ cup plus 4 tablespoons grated Parmesan cheese
1 egg
1 garlic clove, finely chopped and smashed
Pinch of nutmeg
salt and pepper to taste
1, 8 oz box large shell shaped pasta, cooked and drained

Sauce
1 stick butter
8 whole sage leaves
Optional: approximately ¼ chopped walnuts or pecans



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