Posts Tagged ‘winter squash’

Spaghetti Squash Pizza Crust – Low Carb Plus

Spaghetti Squash Pizza Crust

Spaghetti Squash Pizza Crust lets you have your pizza while maintaining a low carb lifestyle. Most of us think of spaghetti squash as a replacement for pasta, but it can be used to replace bready pizza crust as well. Low carb plus extra vegetable servings. Win-Win! As with other winter squashes, spaghetti squash is a…

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Spicy Maple Roasted Acorn Squash – Packed Beta Carotene

Spicy Maple Squash

Spicy Maple Roasted Acorn Squash is a simple way to prepare this healthy winter squash. Acorn Squash is loaded with beta carotene, which gives it that bright orange-colored flesh. Our bodies turn that beta carotene into vitamin A which acts as an antioxidant in our bodies protecting it from cell damage that can cause a…

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Dandelion Greens with Roasted Butternut Squash

dandelion green butternut squash

Dandelion Greens with Roasted Butternut Squash is a great way to prepare these bitter, but very healthy dark leafy greens. The sweetness of the roasted squash and raisins balances the bitterness, while the nuts add a nice crunch and some healthy fats. Dandelion Greens get their bitterness from phytonutrients called glucosinolates which are great for…

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Ginger Pear Butternut Squash Soup – A Twist On Traditional

Ginger Pear Butternut Squash Soup

Ginger Pear Butternut Squash Soup gives a slightly sweet and spicy twist to traditional butternut squash soup. The beautiful yellow color of butternut squash is due to the beta carotene, which gives this soup a potent dose of antioxidants. Ginger is also an antioxidant as well as containing anti-inflammatory properties. The pears add a little…

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Add Winter Squash to Your Meals For A Health Boost

winter squash

What if I told you there were more winter squash than just pumpkin? Shocking I know! Pumpkin gets all of the love these days, but all of the winter types are worthy of a featured place on your table. The vivid orange flesh of many winter squash varieties is due to their high concentration of carotenoids, particularly…

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Low Carb Chicken Noodle Soup – Easy and Nutrient-Dense

Low Carb Chicken Noodle Soup

This Low Carb Chicken Noodle Soup may not cure a common cold, but it makes a wonderful meal on a chilly night. And, if you do happen to have a cold, the combination of vegetables, vegetables, chicken, and hot broth will help ease your symptoms as well. Instead of traditional pasta, this Low Carb Chicken Noodle…

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Roasted Butternut Squash Gnocchi – Homemade Pasta

Butternut Squash Gnocchi

This Roasted Butternut Squash Gnocchi is a simple homemade pasta with a light orange hue thanks to substituting squash for the traditional potato. You can easily substitute acorn, delicata, pumpkin or other winter squash for the butternut squash if you prefer. Winter squashes are loaded with beta-carotene, like all bright orange and yellow vegetables. They…

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Herb and Garlic Spaghetti Squash – Healthier Than Pasta

Herb and Garlic Spaghetti Squash

This simple preparation of herb and garlic spaghetti squash is delicious as a side dish on its own, or toss it in a green salad for added flavor and texture. Spaghetti squash is nutritionally better than white pasta, which doesn’t contain much nutritional content or vitamins. Spaghetti squash contains vitamin A and vitamin C, which…

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