Add Winter Squash To Your Family’s Dinner Table
Today I’m sharing two of my favorite winter squash recipes with you as well as some information about a few different varieties.
We have butternut, acorn and sweet dumpling squash available in our farm store so I’ll start with some information on those.
Winter Squash Delivers Significant Nutritional Benefits
Naturally, winter squash is low in fat and calories. For example, one cup of baked butternut squash is rich in vitamins A (from beta-carotene), B6, C, and E, as well as magnesium, potassium, and manganese. Its flavors are generally mild-to-sweet, so it won’t overwhelm other ingredients and can easily be incorporated into your seasonal cooking.
The orange and yellow flesh helps brighten dishes—a definite bonus, especially in the colder months, when variety and color can be hard to come by in seasonal produce. And don’t be daunted by its size, heft, and tough exterior; extra can be frozen in quart bags for use in recipes at a later date.
Winter Squash Recipes
I recommend using some of these recipes to transform the flesh into something sweet or savory, and you’ll know that it’s well worth the effort! Stop by our farm and get some winter squash for your dinner today.