Suzanne Hollander, MS, RD

As a dietitian, home cook, and enthusiast of all-things-delicious, I'm often asked, "so what do YOU eat?" Here's a blog to answer that very question! My hope is that you'll find (even just a little) inspiration from some of my favorite recipes, restaurants, party-ideas and food musings for your own happy, healthy, food-loving lifestyle.

Wednesday, January 2, 2013

Fresh Pick of the Week: Butternut Squash

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This winter squash gets darker orange in color and sweeter as it ripens in the cold winter weather. You can roast, steam, or puree it for the perfect starch with your meal. That rich orange color is from the beta-carotene (vitamin A), an antioxidant to help build up immunity, which we all need especially this time of year. Butternut squash makes a great starch for your meal if you're trying to cut calories: 1 cup has about 60 calories versus potatoes which have over twice that.

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