Gooooood Monday Morning!
How was everyone's weekend? We had a blast exploring the Farmer's Market at Union Square this past Saturday, as well as strolling through Central Park! We also had some fantastic meals out, including a date night at The Little Beet Table and brunch at Two Hands Cafe. No complaints here!
I absolutely love the Farmer's Market in Union Square. They host it every Saturday, bringing in local farms and companies from New York, Connecticut, and New Jersey. I could easily spend an entire day (and wallet haha) there going from stand to stand! Last night, we decided to make a feast out of alllll of our farmer's market treasures, including what I believe to be the star of the meal, the delicata squash!
Lately, spaghetti squash has been getting all the love (and it truly is a wonderful fall veggie that's chock full of nutrients!). Often times, however, people forget about the delicata squash (a.k.a. winter squash), which is equally as nutritious and tastes like a sweet potato (bonus: you can eat the skin!! Probably the best part of it too!). These guys are actually full of antioxidants, including a healthy dosing of Vitamins A, C, and B's, as well as a decent amount of fiber and manganese. This means that roasting up a delicata squash will give you optimal bone health (YO, RUNNERS! READ: STRESS-FRACTURE PREVENTION). The winter squash also has anti-inflammatory benefits, important for muscle and tissue recovery after hard exercise! It may even be beneficial in cancer prevention. I can't get enough of this squash!
Alongside our squashes, we sautéed some organic zucchini, chard, and beet leaves in coconut oil, roasted some baby beets, and seared grass-fed steak! It was probably my favorite meal this weekend. Check out the recipe below!
Delicata Squash and Farmer's Market Feast
That's it for now! Have a wonderful Monday, and see ya soon!
Hey there and welcome! I'm a 20-something-year-old running, painting, and eating my way through NYC. Hope to see you along the way!