Easy squash dishes that will feed your whole family.
Winter squash is a favorite in our household this time of year, with acorn, butternut and spaghetti squash abound. Kids and adults love it for its bright color and sweet and earthy flavor! Many families like it with a lot of sweetness added, such as brown sugar and cinnamon, but it’s actually tasty in savory dishes too. Plus, they’re packed with nutrients that are crucial to the pregnant mama and the toddler alike.
It’s high in vitamin C and Vitamin A that support healthy immunity, which expecting moms need extra of. For toddlers, try using vanilla extract, grated citrus zest, spices like ground nutmeg, ginger, cinnamon and cloves or herbs such as tarragon, rosemary and thyme. Below are a few of my favorite family- friendly squash recipes — also suitable for (and loved by) children. Enjoy!
Winter Squash Fries with Hummus, (10 months old & up).
Winter squash makes tasty bite-size fries, and your baby will love dipping them in the flavorful chickpea dip. It’s a high-fiber treat with lots of nutrients, perfect for growing bodies and grasping fingers!
Ingredients (Makes 4 servings):
1 cup acorn squash, peeled, seeded and cut into ¼-inch matchsticks
1 tbsp. olive oil
1/3 tsp. garlic powder
¼ tsp. sweet paprika