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Monday, December 3, 2012

Butternut Squash Blend




During the winter seasons, I really like to take advantage of squashes. They are packed with nutrients and antioxidants. They are low fat and and is full of dietary fiber, which makes it completely heart healthy! It also has a significant amount of potassium, which is important for bone health, and contains vitamin B6 that is essential with energy and your immune systems.

This hour-glass shaped squash should not only be a staple in your diet but also for my pregnant peeps out there! Your little babe can reap the beta-carotene benefits as well!




How to pick a Butternut Squash

Look for a heavy butternut squash, and be sure to check for bruises or knicks. Avoid a shiny exterior, it means it was picked early and won’t be as sweet as a full grown squash. Keep them in a cool dry place and can keep for 3 months uncut.  

Butternut Squash Blend



  • 1 whole Butternut Squash
  • 1/2 Purple onion, diced
  • 2 cups of Spinach
  • 2 Tbs. Olive Oil


  1. Cut Squash into Cubes (Costco sells pre-cut squash!)
  2. Put Squash into a large skillet with Olive oil and cook covered for 10 minutes, stir frequently- Add onions.
  3. Continue cooking until squash is soft and easily stabbed with a fork.
  4. Add spinach and cover with lid again until spinach is steamed.
  5. Done!

This is a quick, easy and healthy side alternative to any meal!

Question of the day:

What is your favorite winter squash?

Have a favorite squash recipe?

--Post it in the comments!