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!
- Squash isn’t a veggie, although we use it as one, it’s a fruit.
- It has almost every single micronutrient, plus minerals (Vitamin C and A)
- Squash is low in calories (83 calories per cup)
- It is high in fiber
- 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.
- Wash, dry and cut in half-length wise
- Scoop out the seeds
- Place face down in baking dish with a scant amount of water, approximately ¼ inch
- Bake at 375 degrees for 1 hour. Check at 45 minutes with a fork, if tender, it is done.
- 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!