Squash 101: Squash it!!! (Your Fear of Squash)

Squash your fear.
Squash is super.

You should squash any hesitation you have about adding summer squash to your diet. Squash is a mild and delicious veggie that absorbs flavors very well and adds very few calories to a dish.

Squash your Diet. One cup of squash only has around 15-40 calories, depending on the variety and size. What a perfect veggie for keeping you satisfied yet keeping you well-nourished. Squash is a perfect diet veggie. Squash has a very high water content and is surprisingly rich in nutrients including manganese, fiber, folate, potassium and Vitamins A, K , B6 and C.

Squash Craving!
You are dying to test out a squash recipe right? Well squash is delicious grilled, skewered, steamed, added to pasta or baked into a lasagna. Next up, I'll post an easy and nutritious squash pasta recipe.

Click ahead for the complete list of squash nutrition facts and an easy saute recipe.....



Squash, summer squash
one cup, raw

calories: 36
fat: 1 g
carbs: 8 g
protein: 2 g
fiber: 3 g
Vitamin C: 16% RDA
Vitamin K: 8% RDA
Folate: 9% RDA
Vitamin B6: 6% RDA
Manganese: 19% RDA
Potassium: 10% RDA
Magnesium: 11% RDA


Cool Fact:
Though considered a vegetable in cooking, botanically speaking, squash is a fruit (being the receptacle for the plant's seeds).



Easy Squash Saute

1 large squash
a few squirts of lemon juice or vinegar
2 cloves garlic, chopped
1 Tbsp olive oil
sea salt
pepper

Instructions:
Slice squash into cubes or circles.
Mix well wit ingredients.
Saute in skillet for a few minutes.
Do not overcook. Bite should be firm, yet tender.


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