I love the taste of winter squashes and their nutritional value: protein, vitamin, niacin, copper, vitamin C, vitamin K, magnesium, potassium, manganese…the list goes on and on. And there are so many simple ways to cook them. You can brush them with EVOO and bake them. You can slice them open and throw them in the microwave, or put them on the grill – YUM! But be aware! Winter squash are higher in calories and higher in carbohydrates then some veggies.
As you all know, I’m following a low carb diet along with IF – intermittent fasting, and my bloating is completely gone, my brain fog has lifted and I’ve never felt better. So if you’re like me and following any type of low carb way of eating like Paleo, Atkins or Primal diet, do some research before diving into an entire squash for dinner. For instance, most winter squash has approx 10-20g of carbs per 1 cup…1 CUP! I can sit down and eat an entire Acorn Squash while binge watching Veep! Much healthier than a handful of Cheeto’s tho 😜