Healthy eating: Roasted butternut squash with apple, onion and thyme |

Healthy eating: Roasted butternut squash with apple, onion and thyme

Roasted butternut squash with apple, onion and thyme

1 medium butternut squash (about 2 pounds)

3 tablespoons canola or olive oil

2 tablespoons brown sugar

¾ teaspoon salt

1/8 teaspoon black pepper

2 medium tart apples, cored, chopped

1 medium onion, chopped

2 teaspoons fresh thyme, minced

1 tablespoon lemon juice

Preheat oven to 400 degrees. Peel and halve butternut squash, remove seeds and cut squash into 1-inch cubes. Toss squash, oil, brown sugar, salt, and pepper in a large bowl. Spread evenly over baking sheet. Bake for 20 minutes, stirring half way through. Mix apple, onion, thyme, and lemon juice in a separate bowl. Once squash has cooked for 20 minutes, add apple mixture to squash. Cook an additional 20 minutes, stirring halfway through. Remove from oven and serve warm.

Serving size: 1/2 cup; serves eight.

Nutrition information: Calories, 131; protein, 1 g: total fat, 5 g; total carbohydrates, 22 g; saturated fat, 0 g; dietary fiber, 5 g; cholesterol, 0 mg; sodium, 492 mg

Recipe provided by from the CSU Kendall Reagan Nutrition Center.

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