Sweetened Roast Squash

Serves 4

COST: $0.44

Per 1 piece of squash

Calories: 123

Fat: 0g

Carbohydrates: 31g

Protein: 1.5g

Fiber: 3g

Sugar: 16g

Sodium: 302mg

1 butternut squash

1⁄2 teaspoon sea salt

4 tablespoons orange juice

4 tablespoons maple syrup

Nutmeg or ginger to taste

Preheat oven to 400°F.
Chop squash in fourths, and scrape out seeds. Place in a large casserole dish. Sprinkle each chunk of squash with a bit of sea salt, 1 teaspoon orange juice, and 1 tablespoon maple syrup, then a shake of nutmeg or ginger.
Cover with foil and bake for 40–45 minutes until squash is soft, basting with any extra sauce once or twice. Serve with grains and protein for a balanced meal.

Easy Roasted Squash Sides
Tossing squash in the oven couldn’t be easier. A drizzle of olive oil and a dash of garlic powder, salt, nutritional yeast, and perhaps a touch of cayenne will produce a satisfying roasted squash for a side dish you don’t need to sweat over.