Sausage & Butternut Squash Skillet makes for a wonderful dinner during the fall and winter. The combination of warming spices, butternut squash and sweet Italian sausage creates a recipe that’s heartwarming and healthy–not to mention, low-carb and paleo too!
DID YOU KNOW? Butternut squash has over four times the recommended daily value of vitamin A and over half the recommended intake of vitamin C in just one serving!
Vitamin A has the ability to fight diseases like cancer and autoimmune disorders, it can also help prevent the common cold and other infections. Part of how it protects against such a large number of infections and diseases is because vitamin A reduces inflammation, which is at the root of most diseases.
Inflammation is generally caused by an overactive immune system that attacks more than it should. Vitamin A helps to keep your immune system in balance therefore reducing inflammation.
In addition, butternut squash contains high amounts of vitamin C, anothercommon immune system booster that not only helps prevent and treat colds, but also lessens or inhibits the development of more serious conditions from common infections.
Consider adding more butternut squash to your diet to help boost vitamin A & C. Try this yummy Sausage & Butternut Squash skillet.
What you need for Sausage & Butternut Squash Skillet
Sweet Italian sausage (find pastured pork sausage here)
Ground cloves or ground allspice
Crushed red pepper
Sea salt & black pepper
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Sausage & Butternut Squash Skillet makes for a wonderful dinner during the fall and winter. The combination of warming spices, butternut squash and sweet Italian sausage creates a recipe that's heartwarming and healthy--not to mention, low-carb and paleo too!
Garlic & Dill Salmon is nutritious and delicious! Prepare and cook this omega 3 rich fish in under 20-minutes! It’s the perfect AIP, paleo & keto friendly recipe for the busy work week!
DID YOU KNOW? Wild-caught (not farmed) salmon is known to be one of the most nutritious foods.
Research has linked this nutrient-dense fish to everything from improving heart, brain, bone, skin and eyesight health to extending life span and preventing heart attacks & cancer.
Not only does wild salmon contain one of the highest omega-3 contents of any type of fish – making it a great anti-inflammatory food – but each serving is also packed with tons of other vitamins, minerals and protein as well.
Aim for 1-2 servings of wild salmon like Sockeye, Chinook, Coho or Pink each week. If you’re having a hard time consuming roughly 1lb of oily fish weekly, I recommend supplementing with a high-quality fish oil. This will help keep your omega 3 levels in check.
Pumpkin Leek Soup is warming and delicious! It’s the perfect recipe for fall with simple ingredients like pumpkin, leeks & carrots.
It’s pumpkin season! Whether you enjoy roasting your own pumpkin or using canned pumpkin for all those great Autumn recipes, you can’t go wrong …
Pumpkin is super low in calories despite being packed with nutrients.
1 cup of pumpkin contains under 50 calories, as it’s 94% water. This makes pumpkin a weight-loss friendly food since you can consume more of it than other carb sources (like grains and potatoes) but still take in fewer calories.
In addition, pumpkin is a good source of fiber, which can keep you feeling fuller for longer and support good gut health.
Pumpkin is very versatile and easy to add to your diet in both sweet and savory dishes. Give this Pumpkin Leek Soup a try – or browse my blog for more great pumpkin recipes!
Pumpkin Leek Soup
INGREDIENTS: (4-6 servings) 1 can pumpkin
1 whole leek
5 large carrots
5 celery stalks
1 pack mushrooms
2 tbsp ghee/butter or coconut oil
1 tsp cumin, ground (optional)
1 tsp coriander, ground (optional)
1 tsp rosemary
Sea salt and black pepper to taste
1. Chop and place all vegetables into a slow cooker.
2. Add all spices.
3. Add filtered water (enough to cover 3/4 of the vegetables).
4. Cook for 4 hours at high setting or 6 hours at low setting.
5. Put cooked vegetables and liquid in a blender, add ghee/butter/coconut oil, and lemon juice (you will probably have to do this in two batches).
6. Blend until a thick and creamy purée is formed.
7. Jar any extra soup, store in the fridge and use within the week.
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