Healthy Recipe of the Week
The colors are changing, temperatures are dropping, and days gradually getting shorter…
Fall is here!
What are some of your Fall favorites?
Being in ‘awe’ at the vast color landscapes, cozy warm sweaters, tasting new pumpkin treats at Trader Joe’s, and roasting hearty vegetables such as, squash, to name a few!
Simple Roasted Delicata Squash
Special thank you to wellness expert and senior Peloton instructor, Emma Lovewell for sharing this simple recipe.
- 2 Delicata Squash
- Oil of choice (*Extra Virgin Olive Oil or Avocado Oil are recommended.)
- Salt and Pepper, to taste
- Parchment Paper (*optional)
Preheat oven to 425°F. Rinse the outside of the squash with water. Cut off the ends, and then cut in half lengthwise. Scoop out the seeds. *Clean then roast the seeds for an added treat. Or, save the seeds for planting next summer. Emma says this type of squash is easy to grow!
Place half of the squash cut side (flat side) down, and then cut into 1/4- to 1/2-inch slices. Rub, toss, or spray with your choice of oil so both sides of each slice are coated. Sprinkle with salt and pepper and spread onto a baking sheet in a single layer. *Parchment paper is recommended as it can make cleaning much easier.
Place the squash in the preheated oven and roast for about 20 minutes. Flip each slice over and roast for an additional 10 minutes or until golden brown. Enjoy immediately!
To jazz up your squash for an extra tasty treat, add a crumbled cheese such as, goat or gorgonzola cheese, and toss some roasted squash seeds on top for a crunch.
Yields: 4 servings (as a side)
Lovewell, E. (2022, October 12). Simple roasted delicata squash. Live Learn Lovewell. https://www.livelearnlovewell.com/blog/simple-roasted-delicata-squash?fbclid=IwAR0O2Cn-5YTHT0yUOaM1T4HtmjohHX4-ghFv8lndSJAJowfQW3Ndjid1CHQ