OK. Go buy butternut squash and bake it. It is so good!!! Squash is also rich in calcium, magnesium, potassium, and vitamins B6! My cousin from a far away land emailed me a salad recipe. One of the ingredients in the salad is baked butternut squash. I had intentions of making this salad and blogging about it, but could not get past step one in the directions! I could not stop myself from eating the warm, baked, butternut squash. It was SO GOOD! I put NOTHING on it. Just baked it at 375 degrees for about 30 min- to an hour (or until a fork will easily go through it). Do not rush the baking process.
I tried the butternut squash plain, and then I dipped it in my favorite ketchup. YUM! Below is a comparison of sweet potato and butternut squash. They are both delicious and healthy but have their differences!
Butternut squash 1 cup Sweet potato 1 cup
calories 63 130
carbs 16.4 33
fiber 2.8 4
sugar 3.1 7
protein 1.4 2
fat 0.1 0.0