There are certain vegetables that scream “FALL,” and butternut squash is one of them. I love finding dishes that take a seasonal fruit or veggie and really make it shine. For all of vegetarians, those wanting to make a delicious dish from wholesome ingredients or those that just want to try something different, this one’s for you!
Even though we’re not vegetarians in our home, we don’t mind meals without meat. But if you need some, adding in a bit of chicken or sausage would be great too!
It’s a little sweet, a tad salty, hearty and filling without the guilt!
I’ve been loving working with Sprouts lately, because it’s a market that I would wander through all the time! So many fresh ingredients, items I can’t always find other places and a huge selection of Sprouts brand products… at a great price point too.
When they asked me about creating a recipe with Kale, I knew I wanted to make it drip with FALL deliciousness! A cozy pasta and the addition of butternut squash did just that.
And even though kale is more popular that ever, there is still so much I didn’t know about this dark, leafy green superfood until recently. Did you know that at just 33 calories, one cup of raw kale has almost 3 grams of protein and 2.5 grams of fiber (which helps manage blood sugar and helps you feel full)? Plus, we all know that it’s LOADED with antioxidants, one of the best sources of Vitamin K, full of minerals and even helps to reduce cholesterol. I mean, the list could go on, and it does… but I won’t spell it all out here.
Suffice it to say, I was happy to play with kale for awhile (I go through seasons where I love it and times I’m not sure what to do with it). If you’re like me and at times have wondered what to do with kale, because you’re just not up for another salad at the moment… try our kale pesto recipe.
Seriously, save this kale pesto recipe for your holiday entertaining as well… it will even make an impressive side dish!