If you’re like most Americans, you need more orange vegetablesJulie Kennel | October 14, 2010
Orange vegetables, like pumpkin, squash, carrots, and sweet potatoes contain nutrients and phytonutrients found in no other group of vegetables. That’s why experts recommend we eat at least 2 cups a week of orange vegetables. How many do you eat? If you’re not eating enough, now is the perfect time of year to start! All types of winter squash — acorn, butternut, hubbard, etc. are in season and cheap. Pumpkins and canned pumpkins are stocking the shelves. Carrots and sweet potatoes are found commonly throughout the year.
Winter squash Recipe – quick and easy: Remove the rind of the squash (such as butternut). Dice into 1/2-3/4 inch cubes. Toss with 1-2 T. of olive oil, a sprinkling of sea salt and pepper, and place in a single layer on a baking sheet. Roast at 400 degrees F for about 45 minutes or until brown around the edges.