One of my daughter’s favorite soups is Butternut Squash Soup. She’ll eat it for lunch, dinner or for a snack. It’s rich, it’s creamy and it’s very good for you. My daughter doesn’t know all the nutritional information about butternut squash but she does know it’s good for her and she loves to eat it.
Butternut squash is rich in B-complex vitamins like folate, riboflavin, niacin, vitamin B-6, thiamin and pantothenic acid. It has loads of vitamin A and minerals like iron, zinc, copper, calcium, potassium, and phosphorus.
Butternut squash seeds are a good source of dietary fiber and monounsaturated fatty acids which are great for heart health. They’re also an excellent source of amino acids such as tryptophan. Tryptophan converts to GABA which is an inhibitory neurotransmitter that reduces feelings of fear and anxiety.
Here’s the recipe I use!