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Great Ways To Serve Squash

With the fall now upon us, many of you are going to be looking to make some seasonal dishes with your meal plan so that you can take in the foods of the season.

One of the healthiest foods that you can consume this fall is squash, which is also available in a few different varieties. Squash is loaded with vitamin A, contains some potassium, offers a good dose of fiber, and will provide a few more carbohydrates than other vegetables, so can prove to be a great energy source for those who are very active.

In addition to that, it’s also gluten free, so perfect for those who are on this style of diet protocol.

That said, many people skip over squash because they simply don’t know how to prepare it properly. Let’s go over what you need to know so that you can get it in line in your diet plan.

Bake It With Vegetables

First, consider simply dicing up a butternut squash and placing it in a roaster along with some other vegetables like carrots, onions, and peppers. Add a clove of garlic and a small amount of chicken broth for moisture and you’ll be all set for a quick side dish on the go.

Grill It

Next, also consider grilling your squash. Grilling is a great method to help give it a slightly different texture and is also a relatively fast way to prepare the squash.

This will work best for butternut squash, so slice it up, warp it in tin foil along with some organic, grass fed butter, and then grill it for ten to fifteen minutes or until desired softness is reached.

Some people like squash a little more firm in texture, while others prefer to have it far softer.

Use It As Pasta

The next way to serve up squash is to use it as a substitute for pasta. This will work great for spaghetti squash, which will come out in the pasta rinds that you’re used to when you prepare spaghetti and meatballs.

Microwave the squash sliced in half in a bit of water and then scoop out the rinds before serving it as you desire.

Mash It

Finally, don’t overlook mashing the squash. This can be a perfect way to create some mashed ‘potatoes’ that are far lower in calories and carbs.

Mash it with a little chicken broth or organic butter and serve it alongside your primary protein source.

So make sure that you are making good use of squash this fall season. If you do, you will not only boost your nutrition, but also add far more variety to your diet plan as well.

 

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