When the weather gets cold like this, there’s something about a delicious winter squash recipe that always hits the spot. That’s partly due to the fact that our bodies naturally begin to crave heartier warm food during the cold winter months! Raw, cold foods are more difficult for the body to break down, and the high fiber content in foods like sweet potatoes, beets and winter squashes is exactly what your body needs for improved digestion in winter. So, while your body is working in over-drive to defend against cold-weather illnesses, it’s best to feed your body with in-season, warming foods!
Candied Winter Squash Recipe
- 1 cup winter squash, thinly sliced
- 1 Apple Cinnamon Oatmeal Thermo-Snacks®
- 1 teaspoon butter, softened
- 1/4 teaspoon ground nutmeg
- 1 tablespoon water
- Morton® Lite Salt and freshly ground black pepper, to taste
Preheat oven to 350 degrees.
Coat a small baking dish with oil sprayer, and add layers of squash. Sprinkle with 1 packet of Apple Cinnamon Oatmeal Thermo-Snacks, and drizzle with butter. To baking dish, add water, nutmeg, salt and pepper, tossing gently until squash is evenly coated.
Cover dish with aluminum foil, and cut several vent holes. Bake for 20 minutes, or until squash is soft. Remove foil and continue baking for 10 minutes, allowing the oatmeal to crust.
Enjoy alone as a side, or as a topping for a tasty winter salad!