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It’s time for another episode of Foodie Friday in a Flash, where I bring you 2-3 minute videos highlighting one of my favorite foods and its health benefits!

Foodie Friday in a Flash

In today’s video …

  • When winter squash is actually grown
  • One thing you can do to calm sugar cravings
  • How to prepare butternut squash the easiest way
  • What are the health benefits of butternut squash
  • …and more!

Now, how about a recipe that will satisfy the whole family, and provides a great hit of lean protein along with the delicious butternut squash?

clean eating turkey butternut squash bake

Clean Eating Turkey Butternut Squash Bake

Clean Eating Turkey Butternut Squash Bake

by Megan (The Lyons’ Share)

Prep Time: 30

Cook Time: 60

Keywords: bake entree gluten-free nut-free soy-free sugar-free turkey vegetables squash winter fall

Ingredients (6 servings)

  • 1 package (19.5 ounces) lean ground turkey (I used 99% lean)
  • 1 onion
  • 1/2 butternut squash, peeled and cubed (about 3 cups cubed, or 450g, after peeling)
  • 1 bag (9 ounces) broccoli slaw
  • 20 asparagus spears
  • 2 Tbsp. olive oil
  • 2 Tbsp. fresh thyme (can probably sub 2 tsp. dried thyme)
  • 1.5 tsp. salt
  • 1 tsp. garlic powder
  • 1 tsp. black pepper

Instructions

Preheat oven to 400 degrees.

In a large bowl, crumble or chop raw ground turkey into bite-sized pieces.

Add all ingredients and stir gently to mix.

Spray a large casserole dish with cooking spray or grease with coconut oil.

Empty mixture from bowl into casserole dish.

Bake for 60 minutes, or until top of bake is starting to brown and turkey is cooked through.

Enjoy!

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If you’re looking for another butternut squash dish, try this super delicious butternut squash dip (a light and tasty sub for hummus!), or make up a batch of my Creamy Parsnip Apple Soup or Autumn Harvest Soup!

Simple Butternut Squash Dip from The Lyons Share

So tell me in the comments … Do you like butternut squash?  What’s your favorite way to prepare it?

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  1. Deborah Brooks @ Confessions of a Mother Runner on February 13, 2015 at 12:54 pm

    ooh I am all over the squash dip! Yum
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