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Butternut squash benefits + healthy treat recipe

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Butternut squash is winter squash, and also a cousin to zucchini which is one of the summer squash varieties. Winter squash are at their best when their skin is hard, but summer squash are best used when their skin is soft. It can be used instead of pumpkin puree, for pasta sauce, or you can even make delicious treat.

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  • Health benefits

 

STRENGTHEN IMMUNE SYSTEM. This is a food rich in vitamin C, and vitamin C is always on your side. And since most people get sick in autumn, you should consume more of this vitamin. And butternut squash is a sweet choice to make!

PREVENTS HIGH BLOOD PRESSURE. This fruit contains potassium, so it can help decrease your blood pressure.

IT IS GOOD FOR BONES. Butternut squash also contains manganese, a mineral mostly stored in the bones.

PROTECTS EYES AND SKIN. There is a lot of vitamin A in it as well. And vitamin A is very important for healthy eyesight. Combination of vitamin A and vitamin C is what makes your skin glow.

IT’S GREAT FOR WEIGHT LOSS. It is low in fat. As simple as that.

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Butternut squash sweet recipe

Prep Time 10 minutes
Cook Time 25 minutes
Total Time 35 minutes
Servings 3 people

Ingredients

  • 1 butternut squash
  • 2 tbsp butter
  • 3 tbsp raisins
  • 1 tbsp almonds
  • 1 tsp coconut sugar
  • chocolate optional

Instructions

  1. Peel butternut squash and cut it the way you want.

  2. Cook butternut squash slices for 10 minutes.

  3. Take a pan and put butter on it. Add butternut squash for about 5 minutes.

  4. Add coconut sugar, almonds, raisins (but you can also add anything else you find sweet).

  5. After 10 minutes, your healthy treat will be ready and you should serve it momentarily.

  6. I put some chocolate on top.

Naturally, it is not as sweet as pumpkin, but this recipe I made is even sweeter! And what’s the best part of it? It is totally guilt free!
Enjoy.

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  1. Heather @ Kraus House Mom - October 13, 2017

    I am 44 years old and I have never tried butternut squash. I am convinced because I don’t like turnips I won’t like it, but I like other kinds. I need to just give it a try because this looks good.

  2. Claudia Krusch - October 13, 2017

    Butternut squash is one of my favorites. I will have to give this recipe a try on the weekend. It looks so delicious I am sure it will be a big hit.

  3. Jen Walker - October 13, 2017

    I always get excited when fall rolls around and I switch from summer to winter squash varieties. This recipe sounds like one that my family would enjoy! I do something pretty similar with acorn squash only not cutting it up and letting it cook in the crockpot.

  4. Amber Myers - October 14, 2017

    Ooo now this looks so good! I’ve never had something like this, but I would give it a try.

  5. Elizabeth - October 14, 2017

    Butternut squash is such a delicious, versatile vegetable. I love mine in curries or roasted in the oven.

  6. Akamatra - October 14, 2017

    We call them pumpkins here and I love them. I recently make a nice soup with it and I will post the recipe on my blog.

  7. Sarah Bailey - October 14, 2017

    I had no idea butternut squash had so many benefits I most definitely need to try and add more into my diet now!

  8. dawn - October 14, 2017

    that looks incredible. i love butternut squash this time of year. this inspires me to pick one up at the store!

  9. Pat - October 14, 2017

    squash are not only filling and healthy! i love eating as they keep me going and knowing how to have them in various ways is always! thanks for this easy to follow recipe!

  10. Sondra Barker - October 14, 2017

    I loveeee squash! This sounds so delicious, I am trying out this recipe asap!

    Sondra xx
    prettyfitfoodie.com

  11. Lynnette Joselly - October 16, 2017

    I’m not a huge fan of squash but I know its a healthier option.

  12. Flossie McCowald | SuperMomHacks - October 16, 2017

    This looks absolutely delicious. And I never would have thought to add chocolate. I can’t wait to try making this, some night this week!

  13. Ophelia T - October 16, 2017

    I love butternut squash! I will definitely make this treat asap. Thanks for sharing.

  14. Aishwarya Shenolikar - October 16, 2017

    Didn’t know butternut squash had so many health benefits. And the dish looks great too!! 🙂

  15. Heather Johnson - October 16, 2017

    I am all about trying new squash recipes this time of year! What a perfect autumn dish! Yummers!

  16. kim - October 17, 2017

    Love butternut squash! Can’t wait to make this!

  17. Andrea - October 17, 2017

    I love butternut squash, it is so good and I had no idea there were so many health benefits.

  18. Hannah Marie - October 17, 2017

    Oh Wow! I didn’t about this! I think I will be digging lots from now on. I’ll try this delicious recipe soon!

  19. Cristina Leau - October 17, 2017

    This was a great read. I never knew how healthy squash really is. I have to eat it more often

  20. Marlene Wetch - October 17, 2017

    I love butternut squash! I wish I could get my kids to enjoy it. Thats ok though. More for me!

  21. Adaleta - October 17, 2017

    Yum these look awesome, I love squash and you can prepare it so many different ways!

  22. Keri Kavali - October 17, 2017

    This recipe looks soo delicious. I must give it a go this weekend. Butternut squash has soo many health benefit and is also tasty!

  23. Leo T. Ly - October 17, 2017

    Great recipe. I love butternut squash soup. Now I have an extra recipe to cook my favourite squash.

  24. Lavanda Michelle - October 17, 2017

    This looks so good. I love Butter it squash butnever had to to find a recipe, thank you for the assist. My husband will be happy tomorrow.

  25. Rebecca Swenor - October 19, 2017

    Butternut squash we love and just had some last week actually. I just added syrup and butter but would love to try this recipe for next time. Thanks for sharing the recipe.

  26. Suzanne Spiegoski - November 2, 2017

    This sounds like a great treat idea with butternut squash! Will certainly give it a try. xo, Suzanne

  27. Alaina Monster - November 10, 2017

    I had no idea it was so good for your bones! This recipe looks amazing too.

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