By Isabel Smith, MS, RD, CDN
Warm and delicious vegetable sides are my favorite addition to any meal, especially during the cold winter months. What’s even better, this cozy winter vegetable mix helps to boost your immune system, not to mention it’s absolutely delicious. Butternut squash is a good source of cancer-fighting antioxidants and immune-boosting vitamin C, while Brussels sprouts are a rich source of anti-cancer compounds like isothiocyanates and sulforaphane; isothiocyanates also play a key role in prompting the liver to boost its detoxifying enzymes. And let’s not forget about the pears. They’re loaded with nutrients too, particularly quercitin, a compound in the flavonoid family that act as antioxidants by protecting cells from damage.
Altogether this dish is loaded with nutrients and is oh-so-delicious. For extra added crunch, add nuts of your choice such as walnuts or shaved almonds.
Trans Fat: 1.5g