Posts Tagged ‘winter squash’

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…

Read More

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…

Read More

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…

Read More

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…

Read More

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…

Read More

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 to white pasta, which doesn’t contain much nutritional content or vitamins. Spaghetti squash contains vitamin A and vitamin C, which…

Read More

Maple Cinnamon Squash – Preparing Winter Squash Simply

Maple Cinnamon Squash

Maple Cinnamon Squash is a simple way to prepare winter squash. You can use your favorite variety such as pumpkin, butternut, acorn, delicata, etc. Winter squash has long been known as an essential food source of carotenoids. Recently research studies document just how fantastic winter squash can be when it comes to these critical antioxidants.…

Read More

Butternut Squash Appetizers – Excellent Source of Fiber

Butternut Squash Appetizers

Making Butternut Squash Appetizers from Butternut Squash is an excellent source of fiber, potassium, vitamin B6, and several other vital nutrients. Butternut squash contains nearly half of your daily dose of vitamin C.  Because of butternut squash’s high antioxidant content,  it may have anti-inflammatory effects, helping you to reduce your risk of inflammation-related disorders like rheumatoid arthritis. Its long neck makes the…

Read More