Nice Gourds: 3 Awesome Squash Recipes
Welcome to the wonderful world of winter squash!
Although these large vegetables can be a bit overwhelming there are tons of simple, and super healthy ways to prepare them. And the best part is they are high in phytochemicals and fiber and overflowing with flavor.
Here are a few of my favorite things to make with this season’s prime produce:
This recipe from Skinnytaste is so delicious, and I made it plant-based with just a few easy substitutions!
“Better than Spuds” Butternut Squash Fries
This recipe is so simple you won’t need to save the directions. It’s an easy, nutritious alternative to traditional or sweet potato fries.
1 Butternut Squash
Pinch of Salt
1. Turn oven to 425.
2. Peel the squash. Cut in half and remove seeds.
3. Chop squash into fry shapes.
4. Spray a baking sheet with Pam and place fries on the pan with parchment paper. Sprinkle with salt.
5. Bake for 20 minutes, flip, and bake for 20 more.
6. Serve with ketchup, ranch, or enjoy as is!
After-Dinner Acorn Squash
Acorn Squash has many uses but I like this easy recipe for an after-dinner snack. With 9 grams of fiber per serving, it’s a treat you’ll feel good about enjoying
Since the veggie itself has no sugar, I add a little maple syrup to make it a sweet dessert.
1 Acorn Squash
1 Maple Syrup
1. Preheat oven to 400.
2. Cut squash in half and remove seeds.
3. Sprinkle with cinnamon & drizzle with maple syrup.
4. Bake for one hour.
5. Add another drizzle of maple syrup, an optional scoop of non-dairy ice cream, and enjoy!
Weigh-in: What are your favorite winter squash recipes?