Super Grains and Roasted Butternut Squash

With a few simple ingredients like fresh herbs, veggies 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

Super Grains and Roasted Butternut Squash Recipe

Butternut Squash and Quinia Rice

Super Grains and Roasted Butternut Squash Recipe
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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 cooks them evenly.  You can find the Rival Rice Cooker  I recommend here.   Doesn’t this look yum?!

Steamed Grains

Steamed Grains

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

Braggs - Ginger and Sesame Dressing

Ginger and Sesame

Home grown parsley

Parsley from My Garden

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

What are Super Grains?

super grains and pumpkin seeds

Pumpkin Seeds

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

Let’s Connect

Incorporating super grains in 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 below.

 

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