Whipped Acorn Squash and Yams with Flaxseed Oil

Whipped Acorn Squash and Yams with Flaxseed Oil

Squash is a healthy food choice because it is packed full of nutrients and fiber. Sweet potatoes, too, boast sweet health benefits, like high amounts of beta-carotene, vitamin C, and magnesium. Flax seed oil, added to this dish once it is done cooking, is high in the oh-so-important omega-3s, and this quick and easy side dish is the perfect way to add more omega fats to your diet.

Ingredients:

2 large acorn squash, halved

2 large or 4 medium yams (sweet potatoes)

½cup fresh orange juice

1 tbsp pure maple syrup

cinnamon, to taste

grated nutmeg, to taste

3 tbsp Barlean's Organic Flax Oil

Read more about the nutrition of squash

Directions:

Bake the squash and yams for 45 minutes to 1 hour or until tender. Scoop out the squash from the skins and place in a large mixing bowl or food processor. Remove the yam flesh from the skins and add to the squash. Add the orange juice, maple syrup, spices, and flax oil. Whip or mash together.

Recipe courtesy of Barlean's.

Image: Frédérique Voisin-Demery

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Randy is the co-founder of NaturallySavvy.com and The Healthy Shopper. She has been working in the natural health industry for over 20 years. She is very passionate about healthy living by choosing natural and organic as much as possible, has a personal love of cooking and sharing healthy recipes and is a fitness enthusiast.