Winter Squash

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Prep & Store

Cut squash in half lengthwise, and scoop out and discard the seeds. If squash is too hard to cut, place in a baking dish, add an inch of water, cover, and bake at 350°F (175°C) for 30 minutes; cool and slice.

Quick & Easy Recipe

Place squash halves, flesh-side down, in a baking dish. Add a little water, cover, and bake until tender. Eat with butter and brown sugar or salt and pepper.

Nutrition Notes

Squash is an excellent source of magnesium, potassium, vitamins C and A, and a good source of calcium.

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