Thanksgiving is right around the corner! As you plan your Thanksgiving meal, consider making a dish that is delicious and packed with nutrients to promote healthy joints! We know how important it is to keep your joints healthy, so we are sharing three delicious recipes that you can consider making this year for your family.
First up, butternut squash! Stay tuned, we will share recipe #2 in just a couple days…
(Recipe provided by Well Plated by Erin)
- 1 large butternut squash — about 3 pounds, peeled, seeded, and cut into 1-inch cubes
- 1 1/2 tablespoons extra-virgin olive oil
- 1 1/2 tablespoons pure maple syrup
- 1 3/4 teaspoons kosher salt
- 3/4 teaspoon ground cinnamon
- 1/2 teaspoon ground black pepper
- 1 tablespoon rosemary (get enough for use in staging)
Position racks in the upper and lower thirds of your oven and preheat the oven to 400 degrees F. Generously coat two baking sheets with nonstick spray.
Place the squash cubes in a large bowl. Drizzle with the olive oil and maple syrup, then sprinkle the salt, cinnamon, and pepper over the top. Toss to coat, then divide between the two baking sheets, discarding any excess liquid with that collects at the bottom of the bowl. Spread the cubes in a single layer on the prepared baking sheets, taking care that they do not overlap.
Place the pans in the upper and lower thirds of your oven and bake for 15 minutes. Remove the pans from the oven, turn the cubes with a spatula, then return to the oven, switching the pans’ positions on the upper and lower racks. Continue baking until the squash is tender, about 10 to 15 additional minutes. Remove from the oven and sprinkle the rosemary over the top. Serve warm.
- Low in calories
- High in vitamins and nutrients.
- Rich in vitamin A, vitamin C, magnesium, and potassium.
- Antioxidants in butternut squash can aid in fighting off diseases