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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? 🙂 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 (1206 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 “Good, nutritious, whole food bringing light and life to the body, awakening the inherent healing mechanisms within.” 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 🙂

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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. 😋

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

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