Health & Fitness

Eat Smart: Cider pork with autumn squash suits the season

When I saw the markets filled with autumn colors and flavors, golden jugs of cider, green and orange squash and an array of colorful nuts, I was inspired to create this Cider Pork. It’s simple to make and I find the apple flavor enhances the pork and rosemary.

Helpful hints

•  To save time, wash the squash but do not peel it.

•  To quickly chop fresh rosemary, wash, dry and snip the leaves with scissors right off the stem.

•  You can use frozen uncooked squash or pumpkin cubes. Simply saute the onions and add the frozen squash and cook until defrosted.

•  Saute the squash and then let it finish cooking in the heat of the pan off the burner. This method allows the squash to develop its delicate texture while you prepare the rest of the meal.

From “Mix’n’Match Meals in Minutes for People with Diabetes” by Linda Gassenheimer, published by the American Diabetes Association. Reprinted with permission from The American Diabetes Association.