Fall flavors shine in my Sauteed Kale and Butternut Squash!
I spent yesterday running errands and getting some house stuff wrapped up before my first guest arrived last night. It’s amazing how busy the holiday rush can make you. My goal this season is to embrace the rush, but not to let it stress me out. It is inevitable that this time will be busy, but I don’t want to be so busy that I find everything to be a chore and enjoy nothing. I know some of you must feel the same way?
On that note, I’ve got one last unique fall/Thanksgiving recipe today! It’s a simple Sauteed Kale and Butternut Squash.
I think it’s special because of the flavors. It has maple syrup, apple cider vinegar and a touch of red pepper flakes to bring out the taste.
The recipe is also nutrition powerhouse. Butternut squash is packed with vitamin A and the kale is basically the superfood of the decade.
So to balance out your Thanksgiving make this to go along with my Mom’s sweet potatoes! You’ll be glad you did!
Best of luck with the holiday chaos friends.
Sauteed Kale and Butternut Squash
- 1 tablespoon olive oil
- 1 small butternut squash, cubed
- 1/2 teaspoon salt, divided
- 1/2 teaspoon pepper, divided
- 1 bunch kale, chopped
- 1/2 cup vegetable broth
- 1/2 lemon
- 1 tablespoon maple syrup
- 1 tablespoon apple cider vinegar
- pinch red pepper
- 1/4 cup pumpkin seeds, divided
- In a large non-stick pot over medium heat add the olive oil and butternut squash. Season with half the salt and pepper.
- Allow squash to cook for 10-15 minutes, stirring occasionally. You'll want to allow it to brown a touch on the sides. Once tender push to the side.
- Add the kale to the center. Top with the broth and lemon. Allow to wilt.
- Add the maple syrup, apple cider vinegar, red pepper and the rest of the salt and pepper. Stir everything together and allow to cook for an additional 2-3 minutes or until the kale is tender.
- Remove from heat and stir in half the pumpkin seeds and top the dish with the remainder.
Thanks for stopping by today! Tomorrow I’m sharing some unique ways I am thankful this Thanksgiving.
What fall food are you loving this year?
Are you already busy for the holiday season?