**You can stove top steam the butternut squash cubes or microwave in the bag. I’ve discovered that it is so delish with Balsamic vinegar drizzled on top. I buy a really good Organic Balsamic and keep it in my fridge for just such occasions! No salt or butter is needed for this flavor explosion! A party in your mouth baby. Give it a try.
Monday, March 28, 2011
Butternut and Balsamic
Spring and summer are upon us, so time for all those summer fruits and veggies. Hold your horses! I still like to eat winter squash, namely butternut squash. I don’t like to prepare it from the skin and roast it because I don’t want to run my oven in the summer. Thankfully, you can buy it already skinned and cut up in a bag. Butternut squash, a superfood, is very low in saturated fat, cholesterol and sodium. It is also a good source of Vitamin E, Thiamin, Niacin, Vitamin B6, Folate, Calcium and Magnesium, and a very good source of Vitamin A, Vitamin C, Potassium and Manganese. It also has antioxidant and anti-inflammatory properties. It is proven to help prevent the oxidation of cholesterol in the body, which helps maintain proper levels of cholesterol and reduce the possibility of heart attacks or strokes. The fiber in this vegetable may be a benefit in reducing the risk of colon cancer. Wow-za! Who is not eating this stuff?