Live Young - With Butternut Squash

Live Young - With Butternut Squash

Brad Young10 comments

Mainly thought of mainly around the fall and holidays, butternut squash is perhaps one of the most underrated of all fruits (yes, squash is fruit).  

Key Features and Benefits:

- May aid in weight loss - the combination of low calories and more fiber (one cup has 83 calories and 7 grams of fiber) may help to control weight*

- May help in fighting Heart  Disease, Cancer and Mental Decline- The antioxidants in brightly colored plant such as butternut squash have been shown to help heart health, protect against mental decline and certain types of cancer.*

- Lots of Nutrients - Especially vitamins A, C, B, and E as well as magnesium and potassium.*

Uses:

- Pasta sauce. As a sauce, butternut is great when a little sweetness is desired. Can be used over zoodles, pasta, on roasted veggies or on pizza.

- Roasted - Roasted squash can be enjoyed as is or with balsamic glaze.  Great added to salads.

Baked Fries - A lower calorie alternative to potatoes.

- Boiled / Pureed - Boiled squash can be used mashed. Pureed it can be added to oatmeal to add creaminess and sweetness.

- Steamed - Steam squash if you will not be using the water used for boiling. This preserves more of the nutrients.

Source: Healthline, Is Butternut Squash Good for You? Calories, Carbs, and More. https://www.healthline.com/nutrition/butternut-squash#uses

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