It’s a winter vegetable, and frankly I’ve always felt that it was too much trouble to mess with. But I saw a little packet of cubed butternut squash in the store and liked the look of it so well that I bought it to add to the stew I was making.


It’s a nutritional powerhouse, too, filled with vitamins and minerals, with good amounts of fiber and protein bang for the low calorie buck.

Total Fat 0.1 g 0%
Saturated fat 0 g 0%
Polyunsaturated fat 0.1 g
Monounsaturated fat 0 g
Cholesterol 0 mg 0%
Sodium 6 mg 0%
Potassium 493 mg 14%
Total Carbohydrate 16 g 5%
Dietary fiber 2.8 g 11%
Sugar 3.1 g
Protein 1.4 g 2%
Vitamin A 297% Vitamin C 48%
Calcium 6% Iron 5%
Vitamin D 0% Vitamin B-6 10%
Vitamin B-12 0% Magnesium 12%

So when I saw it in Whole Foods not in cute teenie cubes but in pre-prepped chunks, I decided to try it again.

Here are some recipes I plan to try: