Winter Squash/ Butternut Squash
Winter squash is low in calories and rich in dietary fibre and complex carbohydrates. It is a great source of Vitamins A, B and C, potassium, Beta-carotene and iron.
As well as being a great ingredient for casseroles, stews and soups, they’re also great roasted. This versatile winter vegetable can help to leave your skin glowing and looking beautiful as it fuels your body with minerals and vitamins to keep your immune system healthy and able to fight of cold and flu infections.
Winter squash is packed full of slow releasing energy which can help you to control your weight as it keeps you feeling fuller for longer. It is a great addition to winter diet as it will help to keep your digestive system and other organs working effectively. It is essential that the digestive system functions effectively during winter as the digestive system is responsible for making sure vitamins and minerals are absorbed from the food you eat. You need to get your daily dose of vitamins and minerals in winter in order to keep your immune system strong and to help you fight of nasty colds and infections.
Add a twist to your Sunday roast and swap roast potatoes for roasted squash.