Mini Squash Sampler

I bought three different mini squashes at the market today to put together a sampler plate for some friends who aren't familiar with squash.  The easiest way to cook squash is to cut it lengthwise, brush each side lightly with olive oil, place face down on a baking sheet and bake for 45 minutes or until soft.  Its a great filling but heathy vegetable with a super high carb content and low number of calories.  Squash seeds can be roasted in a similar way to pumpkin seeds, and squashes can also be pureed, mashed, grilled roasted, sauteed, or steamed.  Spaghetti squash in particular can be shredded with a fork and served with tomato sauce as a spaghetti alternative!

  • Acorn Squash: 
    beta carotene, fiber, potassium, vitamin c, vitamin b, magnesium, manganese
  • Butternut Squash:
    fiber, vitamin c, manganese, magnesium, potassium, vitamin a 
  • Spaghetti Squash:
    folic acid, potassium, vitamin a, beta carotene 

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