Green mamas often struggle with the fact that produce options can be pretty slim pickings during the winter season. Fortunately, however, squash is a vegetable that is always affordable, full of nutritional value, and well-suited to a zero waste lifestyle. Here are 5 of my favorite winter squash recipes to try this season.
Butternut squash lends itself well to creamy low-cal soups with a delicate sweetness about them. This soup by Detoxinista has the added interest of curry flavor AND you can prepare this in the instantpot for a quick and healthy family meal.
I prepare acorn squash in two different ways. I either simply roast it and add butter, maple syrup and cinnamon; or I stuff it. I have used ground beef with veggies and spices in the past, but this vegetarian version by Cookie and Kate is a great alternative for Meatless Mondays.
I absolutely love this squash variety for its ability to provide a seamless substitute for gluten-free pasta. The typical way to use it is with a marinara, but I recently discovered it in this delicious classic Chinese recipe imitation. Its ingredients are quite flexible as I made it vegan by skipping the shrimp and adding chickpeas instead.
This recipe popped up on my Platejoy meal planning app a few months ago, and I am in love. It is definitely one of my favorite soups of all time. I also can’t believe how quick its preparation is–ready in under 15 minutes! Sign up for Platejoy here and receive a 10% discount by using my code, GOGREEN10.
Delicata squash is the ultimate in zero waste due to it’s soft, edible outer skin. I am relatively new to this type, but recently received some in my Misfits Market box. You can use my discount code, COOKWME-PN8ZTC, to try it out. This recipe that combines the delicate squash variety with apples and sage is sure to be a winner!
What are some of your squash recipe faves? Please share!
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