Butternut squash is a wonderful fall vegetable that is nutrient dense while being low calorie. A half a cup of butternut squash has 30 calories and is an excellent source of Vitamin A and Vitamin C. Vit. A is good for hair and nail growth while Vit. C benefits iron absorption, wound healing, and maintenance of teeth, bones, and cartilage. Butternut squash is a source of fiber, and the color adds visual satiety to your plate. At H3 we use butternut squash in soups as well as in our delicious and savory lentil and butternut squash salad.
If prepping detracts you from cooking butternut squash, grocery stores now do the chopping for you. Look for freshly chopped butternut squash in your produce aisle. Frozen works too! Winter is a great time to be creative with butternut squash.
|1 ½ cups|
Butternut squash, 1/2 inch cubed
Dijon emulsion (see recipe)
Carrot, small dice
|Sage, fresh, chopped|
Nutrition: Servings: 16 | Serving size: 1/3 cup | Calories: 80 | Fat: 0 grams | Sodium: 100 milligrams | Carbohydrates: 12 grams | Protein: 4 grams | Fiber: 4 grams
Extra virgin olive oil
Nutrition: Servings: 54 | Serving size: 2 teaspoons | Calories: 10 | Fat: 1 grams | Sodium: 60 milligrams | Carbohydrates: 1 grams | Protein: 0 grams | Fiber: 0 grams