In Season Wellness – Sweet Dumpling Squash

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Did you think these were just good for decoration?  Well they’re also delicious, like all winter squash.  Because of its small size, the Sweet Dumpling squash is very versatile.  It’s very easy to cut unlike some other squashes so you can effortlessly slice it in half, bake and serve it  as a single serving; it can be used to make a bisque or a soufflé, both prepared as you would butternut squash. I had one recently at a restaurant stuffed with wild rice, barley, cranberries and other squashes.  As I always say, be creative.  What I also find fascinating about this vegetable is that every part of the Sweet Dumpling squash plant can be eaten, including the leaves and tender shoots.  I haven’t tried that yet so I’m just passing that information along.

Winter squash offers fantastic plant based anti-inflammatory nutrients such as omega 3s and beta-carotene, which are important for a strong immune system to help protect against colds and flu.

So try this lovely vegetable in a soup, curry dish or simply bake it!

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