Which is better for you butternut squash or sweet potato?
Which is healthier: butternut squash or sweet potato? Both are great sources of vitamins and minerals, particularly antioxidants like beta-carotene. Sweet potatoes are about double calories, carbs, and sugar per serving than butternut squash. That being said, it does have more fiber and protein than butternut squash.
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You can eat the skin, so there's no need to peel it. Simply halve it, scoop out the seeds and chop it into chunks, then roast it and add it to a warm winter salad or throw it into curries, stews or soups..
You can peel and cube the squash a few days in advance and refrigerate in airtight container until ready to use. You can also make the entire recipe a day in advance and reheat it before serving..
three to six monthsProperly stored, your butternut squash harvest should last for three to six months.
3 daysCool butternut squash puree and refrigerate leftovers in BPA-free containers for up to 3 days. Freeze leftovers for up to 3 months. Thaw overnight in your refrigerator.
If you cut up more than you need for today's recipe, you can store the unused portion in the fridge for at least four days. Just make sure it's covered, ideally in a close-fitting container or zippered plastic bag. Cut butternut squash also can be frozen. Just spread it out on a cookie sheet, and flash freeze it.
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