Can I just say that on Monday I pretty much ate some sort of autumn squash with every meal I had? Yep. So that inspired me to do a post on my favorite ways to enjoy all types of winter squash. Up until last year I never had ANY winter squash (except for pumpkin) before… now it seems I am addicted to it in all forms… here are some of my favorite ways I’ve been eating it…
My most recent addiction….
Other Pumpkin Breakfast Addictions:
(Photo updated 12/21/16)
(Caramelized) Butternut Squash
Did you know that one cup of butternut squash provides 314% of the daily value of Vitamin A, 32% of Vitamin C, and 23% of fiber! Hello nutrition superstar. Once thought of as only a starchy vegetable, research now shows the resistant starch found in squash may have numerous health benefits like antioxidant, anti inflammatory, and insulin regulating properties.
Add 2 Tbsp butter (or margarine) with 1 tbsp brown sugar into a pan and melt. Add cubed butternut squash and saute until soft and golden brown crust forms on some sides, about 15 minutes. If you have big cubes you can put the lid on the pan and steam for 3-4 minutes before continuing to saute.
I have been eating this by itself as a snack or in salads with balsamic dressing, its super filling, nutrient dense, and amazing!
Acorn squash is another nutrient super star, its big claim to fame is its potassium content, about 500mg per cup! That will get you on your way to the recommended 4,700 per day nicely!
Made a stuffed acorn squash following this recipe and added 3 cups sauteed spinach in with the mix. Had half for dinner and half for breakfast the next day, SOOOOOOOOO good.
Autumn Squash Soup- Paradise Bakery
A recent addiction of mine…. I’d eat this for every meal if I could….
My Favorite Flavor Combinations
I pretty much LOVE it with any flavor combination I’ve tried, the only rule is that it is has to be hot. No cold squash for me, thanks!
Autumn Squash +
1. Goat Cheese + Honey —> usually in a salad
2. Plain, with Brown Sugar
3. Plain, topped with Almond Butter —> easy breakfast
4. In a hash with eggs/breakfast sausage
5. Plain or in a hash with Garlic/Onion seasoning