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How to Cook Fall Veggies: Squash, Pumpkin seeds, Brussel Sprouts



Butternut and Acorn Squash

Dice into small squares. Microwave for 5 minutes first if needed to soften before cutting. Preheat oven to 400 degrees F. Place chopped pieces on cookie sheet. Drizzle with 1 tbsp unrefined coconut oil. Sprinkle Ceylon Cinnamon and Sea Salt. Place in oven and let cook for 30-35 minutes or until lightly browned. Enjoy as part of a Buddha bowl!


Benefits:

  • less starch than a potato, more starch than a green veggie

  • rich in beta-carotene, great for your eye and skin health

  • has much vitamin C as a lemon, excellent for supporting immune function and lowering cortisol during the stressful Holiday season

Roasted Pumpkin Seeds

Not sure what to do with your leftover pumpkins from Halloween? Open them up and remove those seeds. Rinse them and place them in a mixing bowl. Add 1 tbsp coconut oil, 1 tsp ceylon cinnamon, 1 tsp maple syrup, 1 tsp sea salt. Toss together, then place them on a cookie sheet. Preheat the oven to 350 degrees F. Let cook for 20-30 minutes, or until lightly roasted. Use as part of an antioxidant home-made trail mix or top over oatmeal or yogurt. Note: don't cook above 350 degrees or this will destroy some of their powerful nutrients!


Benefits:

  • Rich in Zinc, an important nutrient for both reproductive and thyroid hormones

  • High in Magnesium, a great option during the luteal phase of your menstrual cycle to prevent symptoms of PMS

  • Pumpkin seed oil has amazing benefits for hair growth. Studies have found an increase of 30% with supplementation of pumpkin seed oil.


Brussels Sprouts

Rinse and slice in half. Toss with 2 tbsp balsamic glaze, 1 tbsp avocado oil, 1 tsp garlic powder, 1 tsp sea salt. Toss together and place on cookie sheet or in an air fryer. Let cook at 400 degrees for 25 - 30 minutes or until crisped. Top with pumpkin seeds for added nutritional benefit!


Benefits:

  • rich in sulforaphane, an important enzyme for estrogen metabolism down the least carcinogenic pathway

  • excellent source of fiber to prevent issues of constipation

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