Squashes just instantly make me think of the fall and winter and having warm soups, stews, and baked squash during the holidays. Something about them makes them a true comfort food.
They are also quite nutrient dense! The main ones I am going to talk about are:
Butternut squash which contains high levels of vitamin A, vitamin C, manganese, potassium, magnesium, vitamin E, vitamin B6 and more!
Acorn squash which contains high levels of vitamin C, potassium, manganese, thiamine, magnesium, vitamin B6, vitamin A and more!
Spaghetti squash which contains vitamin A and vitamin C but at lower levels.
Consuming squash can help support immune and prostate health while also supporting skin and eye health and decreasing inflammation.
Download this FREE Savoury Squash recipe here as the perfect side dish!
How to prepare them:
-add to soup
-bake with other vegetables
-bake and stuff with grains and vegetables
-bake with eggs
-bake in an oven or crockpot and use a fork to turn the squash into pasta noodles
-bake and make a stuffed spaghetti squash boat
When to get them in Ontario: August to March
Need some inspiration? Check out my Maple Millet and Squash recipe!
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