Super Grains and Roasted Butternut Squash

With a few simple ingredients like fresh herbsveggies, and grain you can eat fast and healthy.  This is a recipe I enjoy when I’m super busy and have some butternut squash on hand.

Super Grains and Roasted Butternut Squash Recipe

Great Side Dish or Meal

For this recipe you will need the following ingredients:

  • 1-1/2 cups of chopped uncooked butternut squash
  • salt and pepper to taste
  • 1 tablespoon of olive oil
  • 1 cup of quinoa super grain mix (millet, quinoa, red quinoa, buckwheat)
  • 1/4 cup of chopped parsley
  • 1/4 cup of Bragg’s Ginger and Sesame Dressing (Aldi has an awesome knock off version of this!)
  • 1/3 cup of pumpkin seeds (ready to eat – no shell) If you can’t find pumpkin seeds you can use sunflower.

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I want to note that this is one of my favorites to make during the Autumn and Winter months.  It is common to find fresh butternut squash this time of year.  If for some reason you can’t find it fresh most grocery stores carry the butternut squash cooked and diced.  This works well in the recipe below as well.   Let me know by reaching out on my website if you need additional information.

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Super Grains and Roasted Butternut Squash Recipe

Super Grains and Roasted Butternut Squash Recipe

Ingredients

  • 1-1/2 cups of chopped uncooked butternut squash
  • salt and pepper to taste
  • 1 tablespoon of olive oil
  • 1 cup of quinoa super grain mix (millet, quinoa, red quina, buckwheat)
  • 1/4 cup of chopped parsley
  • 1/4 cup of Bragg's Ginger and Sesame Dressing
  • 1/3 cup of pumpkin seeds (ready to eat - no shell)

Instructions

  1. Prepare quinoa and super grain mix.
  2. Chop parsley and set aside with dressing to be mixed once the grain mix cools. While the butternut is cooking mix the quinoa mix dressing and parsley together.
  3. Before adding cooked butternut squash to the grains mix the pumpkin seeds into grains. ((make sure you get the seeds without the shell!!!!))
  4. Coat oven safe pan with olive oil.
  5. Add chopped uncooked butternut squash to the oiled pan sprinkle with salt and pepper before adding to the oven at 350*F for 30 minutes.
  6. Once the butternut squash is tender to fork it can be added on top of the plate of grains.

In The Kitchen

I love cooking up fast and healthy dishes in the kitchen because it allows me more time outdoors growing things.  The electric steam cooker makes it super easy for me to walk away while the grains and cook them evenly.  You can find the Rival Rice Cooker  I recommend here.   Doesn’t this look yum?!

cooking up the grains
sunflowers or pumpkin seeds

My daughter brought this bottle of dressing home and I fell in love with it.  We found it at our local Kroger or you can use this link to purchase on Amazon.

dressing

I love walking out to the dome and picking some fresh parsley any time of the year!  I’ve got two different varieties growing right now in the geodesic biodome.

healthy spoonful

What are Super Grains?

Wheat has always been the stable super grain in my home until a few years ago when I was introduced to super grains. Today we are able to shop locally and find many new grains from around the world. At the present time, I’m not growing any super grains of my own but I have grown millet as an ornamental. 

“A super grain is basically a grain PACKED with nutrient” – says Heidi Skolnik, MS, CDN, FACSM on Dr. Oz 2013.

Below are some of the top super grains on the market today that I have used in recipes.

  • quinoa
  • millet
  • buckwheat
  • kamut
  • teff

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Incorporating these ingredients into your diet can make you feel more energetic and good about yourself. If you enjoyed this recipe and or information please be sure to comment here on my website.

Happy Cooking,

Bren Haas

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