The Beauty of Squash

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Sometimes we overlook some very tasty and healthy foods because…well…we don’t know what to do with them. Well, squash is one of those foods!

Squash has so much nutritional value that it could literally be a stand alone meal! It is low in protein, but a powerhouse when it comes to antioxidants. Plus, you will have enough vitamin A to last you an entire day!

Fun facts:

  1. Squash isn’t a veggie, although we use it as one, it’s a fruit.
  2. It has almost every single micronutrient, plus minerals (Vitamin C and A)
  3. Squash is low in calories (83 calories per cup)
  4. It is high in fiber
  5. Squash reduces inflammation throughout the body

How to select: 

Look for smooth, solid in color- no bruising or damage marks.

How to cook:

There are various ways to prepare, but my simple method is tasty and easy to do.

  1. Wash, dry and cut in half-length wise
  2. Scoop out the seeds
  3. Place face down in baking dish with a scant amount of water, approximately ¼ inch
  4. Bake at 375 degrees for 1 hour. Check at 45 minutes with a fork, if tender, it is done.
  5. Flip over and broil for 5 minutes

To serve: Sprinkle a touch of cinnamon or nutmeg and if desired a ½ teaspoon of organic honey. You can even add some feta cheese for a bit of tang!

Eat and enjoy every bite!

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