Fall is officially here! At Goodness Me!, we are celebrating the goodness of the harvest season - and that includes SQUASH! We have 4 delicious recipes for you to celebrate squash of all shapes and sizes. Take a look!
There are dozens of different kinds of squash, and all of them have unique health benefits. Winter squash is rich in beta carotene, which helps our bodies make Vitamin A--important for vision, bone growth, and reproduction. They're also loaded with antioxidants! The seeds from squash are a great snack and provide a good source of omega-3 essential fatty acids, which we know are beneficial for everything from skin to mood to brain health. Aside from these awesome benefits, squash can also be a source of vitamin C, potassium, fiber, and B vitamins. All of this in one vegetable! Today we're going to highlight some delicious recipes that use four of our favourite kinds of squash: pumpkin, zucchini, butternut, and pattypan. Check out these delicious recipes!
This is the perfect recipe to whip up this long weekend! Whether you need a quick breakfast or something to have on hand for a snack, this loaf embraces all the best tastes of the season. Made with real mashed pumpkin, the flavour is out-of-the-world. The recipe calls for spelt flour, which is easier to digest than wheat flour, and is sweetened with sucanat--a better alternative than white sugar. You could use coconut sugar as well, for a lower glycemic impact. Full fat yogurt keeps the loaf moist while ginger and cinnamon add the delicious flavours of fall. Check out the recipe here!
Zucchini has become the star of many meals lately thanks to the use of zucchini pasta. But how about making pinwheels with it? This is a light and easy side dish that packs a lot of flavour in a small package. It's gluten free and seasoned to perfection with basil, parsley, and A Vogel Herbamare, and also has the creaminess of three kinds of cheeses: ricotta, parmesan, and chevre. Try this delicious recipe today!
KALE, BEAN & SQUASH SAUTE
This is a unique way to use butternut squash. This squash might be used mainly in soups, which are always delicious, but try using it in this sauté instead! Eden Black Soybeans add some fibre and protein while the goodness of kale is also incorporated. It's seasoned with savoury and zesty spices and given a kick of flavour with lemon juice and extra virgin olive oil. It's quick and easy to make, and is perfect for a vegan, gluten free, dairy free weeknight meal. Get the recipe here.
This might be a type of squash that you have yet to try. Pattypan squash is a lot like zucchini and you can use it any way you would zucchini. Janet Jacks says this of pattypan: "I like to slice it and fry it in lard or coconut oil until it's brown, and then top it with butter, a pinch of salt and pepper. My 3 year old granddaughter loves when I make it like this! She will eat a whole plate of it!". You could also use it in stir fries or soups, or create your own recipe with it. It's versatile and so delicious! Our Goodness Me! organic farm supplies all our stores with a good stock of organic pattypan squash--pick one up the next time you're in our produce department.
Try any of these delicious recipes or check out more squash recipes here. We have a whole range of them to try! Looking for pumpkin recipes in particular? Click here for a list of our favourites, from breakfast to dessert, to spice up your fall. And don't forget to visit our produce departments for a whole range of organic squash--and some huge jack-o-lantern pumpkins. Enjoy!
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