Well hello there! Listen I know you're busy, I know ain't nobody got time for cooking for hours to clear your skin. But this recipe is totes worth it and it's easy peasy!
Today I have a delicious roasted butternut squash recipe for you in my Paleo Staples series! This recipe is a bit overdue, but here we are and I'm super excited to share this recipe with you!
Butternut squash is amazing for your skin! Not only is it a great Paleo carb source but it's packed with Vitamin A, Vitamin C, Magnesium, Calcium, and of course carotenoids! These carotenoids are the same ones found in things like carrots, pumpkin, and other orange veggies. That's where the Vitamin A is packed and the reason you'll see any such orange veggies quoted as beneficial for your health!
I have to say when Butternut squash is prepared right it is SO good!!! I usually buy it already cubed, and it can go bad pretty quickly once you buy it so be sure to use it the same day or at least within a few days of your purchase! It's in season right now though so live it up and go to town!
Food going bad before you get a chance to use it is like the saddest thing EVER though so don't let that happen to you! Learn from my mistakes friends. Learn from my mistakes....
I made yet another batch of this goodness this past week and I ended up eating it with some chicken I made in the Instant Pot & some asparagus. Can we say high carb day in the best way possible!? I think so!
This recipe is Paleo, Whole 30, AIP, 21DSD & just about everything else friendly! Yippiee! Plus did I mention that it's great for your skin!?
It's both simple & delicious and it'll go extremely well with just about anything! I'll be sharing an amazing autumn salad recipe soon that uses these bad boys and OMG it's really just delicious, I don't know what else to tell you! On Thanksgiving everyone was like "what is this magic, it's SO good!" people are always surprised when I tell them what it is because... Wait let me be annoying and say it again: it's SO good! I'm done being a tool for today.
Alrighty then - onward to the recipe!
Roasted Butternut Squash
Prep time: 5 minutes. Cook time: 40 minutes. Serves: 4
2lbs Cubed Butternut Squash
2tbsp Coconut Oil, Bacon Fat, Tallow, or Lard
2 Sprigs of Fresh Rosemary
1tsp Granulated Garlic Powder
1tsp Himalayan Pink Salt
1tsp Dried Oregano
Preheat oven to 450 Degrees F.
Put all ingredients in a large mixing bowl. Coat the butternut squash evenly with coconut oil and seasonings. Spread cubed & seasoned butternut squash evenly onto two baking sheets so there is no overlap between cubes.
Bake for 20 minutes then remove from oven and move pieces around flipping and rotating positions so they will cook more evenly. Put the baking sheets back into the oven for a final 20 minutes. Remove from oven & cool slightly before you enjoy!
YA'LL def add this to your new year meal prep rotation! Make a big ol batch and have some erryday for about 4 days. Store in the fridge (remember the going bad fast thing) and it tastes best when warm so heat em up before you eat! I wanna go make some more now! I'm obsessed!
Love you guys, have an amazing dayyyyy!