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08/22/2014 04:22 EDT | Updated 08/25/2014 09:59 EDT

Butternut Squash Recipes: Soups And Roasted Meals To Eat All Week

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WHAT WE'RE COOKING THIS WEEK: Butternut squash

Heading into fall and winter (we know, where did summer go?), we can all agree butternut squash becomes an essential cooking ingredient. Whether you're making your own butternut squash soup or roasting it with a variety of veggies, this comfort veggie is tasty and easy to work with. A type of winter squash, butternut squash can be baked, roasted, fried or blended into a creamy liquid.

About 100 grams of butternut squash has about 45 calories, 212 per cent of your daily vitamin A intake and 35 per cent of your daily vitamin C (if you're eating 2,000 calories a day). On top of that, butternut squash is a good source of potassium and fibre.

And in case you missed it, last week we packed green beans.

WEEKLY SHOPPING LIST:

Here's what you need to buy this week, while the other necessary ingredients (like pepper, salt and oils) are likely already in your kitchen.

  • Butternut squash
  • Onion
  • Carrots
  • Garlic
  • APples
  • Herbs
  • Pecans
  • Dried cranberries
  • Brown sugar
  • Spinach
  • Balsamic vinegar
  • Sea salt
  • Chicken and vegetable broth
  • Arborio rice
  • White wine
  • Parmesan cheese
  • Chives
  • Dumpling wrappers
  • Mascarpone cheese
  • Nutmeg
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