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SENSATIONAL SQUASH!

Lori Wasserman - Author  | 
February 24, 2014
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Roast it, mash it, steam it!

Pumpkin, Acorn, Spaghetti, and Butternut are the most common types, but take a ride over to your local farmer’s market and the varieties abound.

PUMPKIN & SQUASH

Squash are high-energy foods. Their deep yellow and orange color flesh indicate their high levels of beta-carotene, the Vitamin A precursor that helps protect us from nasties like cancer, heart trouble, and respiratory disease. In population studies, people eating plenty of orange-yellow colored squash ran a lower risk of developing lung cancer…Sounds good, no?

Squash is a high fiber, low calorie food. It has 5 grams of fiber per serving, so it will certainly be filling and keep the munchies at bay.

Squash is super easy to make and lasts for up to 5 days in the fridge. It goes perfectly with everything from chicken to salads and is even great breakfast fuel. Meals starring squash can be delicious hot or cold!

Try this:

Cut your squash in half and put into an oven safe tray or dish. Drizzle with a tablespoon of maple syrup and sprinkle some cinnamon on top. Set your oven to 400 degrees and cook the squash for 45 minutes or until tender. Stick a fork in it to see if it’s done. It should be the consistency of a baked potato. Dig in!

If you’re feeling a little devilish, top your squash with some butter and a dollop of  sour cream! Soooo yummy!!!

 

 

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