Low in fat, butternut squash delivers an ample dose of dietary fiber, making it an exceptionally heart-friendly choice. It provides significant amounts of potassium, important for bone health, and vitamin B6, essential for the proper functioning of both the nervous and immune systems.
Easy Baked Winter Squash
- 4winter squash, halved and seeded (acorn or carnival is a good size, but any will do)
- 1/2cupfrozen orange juice concentrate (or you can use another citrus juice)
- 4Tbspolive oil, or melted butter or margarine
- 8Tbspmaple syrup or brown sugar
- 2tspground nutmeg (or to taste)
- 1/4tspcinnamon (or to taste)
- Preheat oven to 350 degrees Fahrenheit.
- Add 1/2 inch water to two baking dishes. Place squash halves cut side down in the dish, and bake for 40 minutes.
- Whisk together the other ingredients.
- Turn squash halves cut side up in the baking dish, and drizzle with the juice mixture.
- Continue baking for 20 minutes more, remove, and wait to cool before eating.
* Adapted from allrecipes.com