Monday, September 17, 2012

Favorite Fall Foods

Autumn brings the changing colors of leaves as well as pumpkins, apples, and butternut squash.


Pumpkin is orange which tells us it's high in beta carotene which helps keep eyesight sharp. It's also heart healthy because it's full of potassium. One cup of pumpkin has 30 calories.

Apples are a crisp, white-fleshed fruit with a red, yellow or green skin. Apples have a moderately sweet, refreshing flavor and a tartness that is present to greater or lesser degree depending on the variety. They are a good source of fiber and Vitamin C. One serving contains 81 calories.

Butternut squash gets its name because it's sweet, flavorful and rich. It is full of fiber, beta carotene, and Vitamins A and C as well as manganese and potassium. One cup of butternut squash has 63 calories. The following recipe is a great way to serve butternut squash.

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