Have a Plant: Fruits & Veggies for Better Health

Fall for This Seasonal Veggie

Fall is upon us and I couldn’t be happier. Fall means changing leaving, chunky scarves and football games—oh, but don’t forget the food, oh how I love the food! While the rest of the seasons bring their own fair share of produce, there’s something to be said about the flavors of fall. In particular, a fan favorite—the butternut squash. This veggie has unbelievable potential. Check out why below!

Stock up! Butternut squash can be kept for up to a month (A MONTH!) in a cool dark place in your kitchen. This means there’s no excuse not to buy in bulk for all those tasty fall recipes!

Fabulous nutrition. The beautiful orange color of butternut squash tells us that it is an excellent source of vitamins A and C.

It’s versatile. Butternut squash can be the perfect addition to any soup, salad, casserole, or appetizer, among others! Roasting chopped squash is my favorite way to add this veggie to recipes as it brings out its sweetness. Another way to add squash to your next meal is pureeing it, using a blender or food processor. You can then add your butternut squash puree to soups, casseroles, or even mix with pasta sauce or pesto for a tasty and unique pasta topper!

Check out a few of my favorite fall (or anytime) recipes using butternut squash:

Butternut Squash Mac and Cheese

Butternut Squash, Ricotta and Sage Crostini

Apple Quinoa Salad with Roasted Butternut Squash

I hope you try one of these fun butternut squash recipes or try one of your very own out this season! Happy Fall!

Healthy and Happy Eating,

Emily

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