Tuesday, September 30, 2014

Butternut Squash and Apple Bake

Now that we are officially in the fall season we need to start taking advantage of all the amazing produce opportunities. The combination of apples and butternut squash works perfect together in this dish covered in maple syrup. Butternut squash is a great source of fiber, potassium, B6 and vitamin A. The color of butternut squash provides powerful carotenoids that help protect again heart disease. One cup of squash provides half of your daily dose of vitamin C which is extra important as we head into cold and flu season. The apples also provide a great boost to the immune system. Red apples contain quercetin which can help immunity especially during times of stress. 

3 apples
1 butternut squash
3 tbs real maple syrup
1/4 cup extra virgin olive oil
1 tsp of salt
1/4 cup coconut sugar
1 tbs cinnamon 
1/2 cup pecans 

1- Preheat oven to 375 degrees, cover a baking sheet in parchment paper
2- Peel and core apples, chop into small pieces 
3- Peel butternut squash, cut in half and remove seeds, cut squash into small cubes
4 - Combine olive oil and maple syrup in a medium bowl
5- Add chopped apples and squash
6- Mix together and spread on baking sheet
7 - Sprinkle coconut sugar, cinnamon and salt over the top and put in oven
8- Bake for 45 minutes or until squash is tender and begins to caramelize. 

   Yours in Health & Happiness,
                                                         Lisa and Nichole

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