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Wellness Wednesday: Five Butternut Squash Recipes

Yesterday, I wrote about complex carbohydrates in my series Ultimate Guide to Nutrients. In that article, I listed 10 whole food sources of complex carbohydrates, and squash was one of them. One of my all time favorite types of squash is Butternut Squash. I absolutely love this stuff. It’s not too strong and has a smooth, slightly sweet buttery taste. Did I mention it’s good for you? ๐Ÿ™‚ Here are the nutrients from

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So, how do you incorporate squash into your diet other than just roasting and eating it? Here are 5 recipes to get your creative juices flowing!


(BTW-I’d love to hear how you prefer to eat your squash!)

FROM DELISH: Bacon, Gruyere, and Butternut Squash Frittata


FROM DELISH: Butternut Squash Risotto with Parmesan


FROM WOMAN’S DAY: Roasted Sausage and Butternut Squash Hash


FROM WOMAN’S DAY: Potato and Butternut Squash Gratin


FROM MARTHA STEWART: Spicy Squash Salad with Ginger-Lime Dressing


About Tamara Hoerner (1348 Articles)
Welcome to The Purple Almond! My name is Tamara Hoerner. I am a student at Hawthorn University working toward a Master of Science in Health and Nutrition Education. For me, the name Purple Almond symbolizes โ€œGood, nutritious, whole food bringing light and life to the body, awakening the inherent healing mechanisms within.โ€ I'm all about getting back to the basics, good old fashioned traditional organic, whole food, the kind your great-grandmother used to eat. You'll find no processed foods here. Just good food to heal your whole body. I also believe a healthy body isn't just about food. Stress plays a large part in the physical health of our body. I, therefore, believe in using anything that relieves stress and heals the body, including: mediation, yoga, music, laughter, inspiration and helping others. You'll find all these included in my blog as well.

9 Comments on Wellness Wednesday: Five Butternut Squash Recipes

  1. Whfoods is one of my favourite sites! I’ve rarely seen anyone else mention them so I got a little jolt of excited recognition when I saw one of their charts in your post ๐Ÿ™‚

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  2. Yum! I absolutely love cooking with squashes… They are easy to roast and I think fill in well in place of meat if you plan to cook a vegetarian meal!

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  3. I love squash! These look/sound delish. ๐Ÿ˜‹

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  4. I love your blog. Great post,too.

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