By Stacy Kennedy, MPH, RD, CSO, LDN; Reboot Nutritionist
Fall is my favorite food season! Warm, healthy comfort foods bright and vibrant with an orange glow are just perfect on crisp cool autumn days. Our family loves to go apple and pumpkin picking around our New England home, then come home and cook up some delicious goodies.
Another fun fall tradition is meeting friends for a pumpkin or seasonally inspired local beer; the best part is having the glass coated in cinnamon and sugar. I thought I’d take a juicy spin on this Boston classic!
Butternut squash is rich in beta-carotene, an important antioxidant linked to lower rates of certain cancers including breast cancer and lung cancer. Studies suggest a reduced risk of developing estrogen receptor negative breast cancer in women who consumed more carotene rich foods and a carotenoid rich diet may reduce the risk of recurrence of breast cancer.
Serving Size: 16 - 18 oz (500 ml)