Have you tried honeynut squash yet? I’m lucky enough get these little gems as part of my CSA from @secondnaturefarm
but check the local farmers market to find yours.
Honeynut squash is a good source of beta-carotene (which your body converts to Vitamin A), Vitamin A, folate, Vitamins B2 & B3, as well as iron, zinc, calcium, potassium and copper.
If you believe food is medicine, which I most certainly do, what you choose to eat matters! For example, Vitamin A plays important roles is your eyesight, immune system, red blood cell production and gene expression.
STUFFED HONEYNUT SQUASH
1. After cutting off, stem and thin slice of the squash bottom, slice lengthwise. Scoop out the seeds (you can roast these separately) Drizzle with olive or avocado oil, salt and pepper. Roast at 400 degrees for about 20-25 minutes, until a fork easily slips through the flesh.
2. While the squash is roasting, sauté onion, carrot, lacinato kale, red pepper and plenty of garlic.
3. Remove casings from a good quality sausage and cook through. I get mine from @copicut_farms.
For vegetarians, substitute your favorite mushroom.
4. When squash is cooked though and slightly cooled, scoop out most of the cooked flesh and combine it with the sausage, sautéed veggies and a generous sprinkle of freshly grated Parmesan cheese. Stuff the squash shells with the mixture and heat through.
If you can’t find honeynut squash, you could substitute acorn or butternut squash-both would be delicious. Enjoy! #hinghamfarmersmarket #eathealthy #wholefoods #nutritionist #honeynut #honeynutsquash #eyehealth #nutrition #veggies #nutrientdense #healthyliving #healthyfood #eatlocal #knowyourfarmer #healthandwellness #eatinghealthy #organic #eatorganic #vitamina #vitamins #vitaminsandminerals #foodasmedicine