#MondayMeals: Come on, Get Sappy!

March 25, 2019

 

Syrup season has just begun! Tap into that maple goodness with Maple Butternut Squash and Chicken Pasta with Kale. This dish is nutritious, delicious, and can be made with locally sourced ingredients. Syr-up some fun this week with this naturally sweet recipe!

 

 

Chicken is full of great nutrients including calcium, folate, protein, potassium, and vitamins.  These nutrients can boost the immune system, prevent anemia, and help to maintain heart health. Chicken is also great for eye health, helps to lower blood pressure, and decreases the risk of stroke and heart attack.

 

 

Butternut Squash is rich in vitamins and minerals that help to strengthen bones and assist the body in processing fats and carbohydrates.

 

 

Kale is a nutritious and wholesome addition to this dish. Kale is considered to be one of the most nutrient-dense foods available. The high levels of nutrients and antioxidants found in kale are great for heart health, may lower blood pressure and cholesterol, and are anti-inflammatory. Kale is also an amazing source of vitamins C and K! The addition of such a superfood will undoubtedly lead to a super meal.

Food produced locally is more nutritious. This is because food contains the most nutrients around the time it is harvested. The longer food spends traveling, the less nutrition it contains. Less time traveling also means less exposure to harmful chemicals and less production of greenhouse gasses. What a tasteful way to decrease our carbon footprint!

 

Find ingredients for Maple Butternut Squash and Chicken Pasta with Kale and more at Anderson’s Farm MarketThe Local Food Market, or through a CSA share at Main Street Farms. Check out the healthy and delicious recipe for Maple Butternut Squash and Chicken Pasta with Kale below.

 

Maple Butternut Squash and Chicken Pasta with Kale

 

 

 

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