A lot of us use things like cauliflower as a substitute for white potatoes, but have you ever thought of trying butternut squash? It is packed with both flavor and nutrition and can be used in so many ways! I love to boil it with some onions and seasonings I enjoy and puree into a soup. I also like to slice it and layer it in a casserole dish with spices and a touch of olive oil and maybe some julienne peppers and onions and bake!
Sometimes I serve it mashed it like a potato and have it as my side with a piece of fish.
For snacking- cut it into small cubes, spray with non-stick cooking spray, season, and bake! This is a great popcorn substitute also!
The possibilities are endless! Even if you are not a fan of the yellow squash or zucchini squash varieties, give this one a try!
Here are how the nutrition facts stack up:
A 300gr serving, or 1.5 cup serving has 123 calories compared to 281 in the same size serving of white potato. That same serving packs a real vitamin punch! 78% of the daily recommendation of Vitamin C and 686% of Vitamin A There is also 11% of your daily iron in that serving!
Check it out and let us know your favorite way to use butternut squash!