Roast Butternut squash Recipe
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Roast Butternut squash Recipe


Why butternut squash? 

There are many amber hued sources of fertility goodness your diet can benefit from, but butternut squash has stand out nutritional qualities when it comes to fuelling your body ready for conception. 

It is rich in beta-Carotene which is known to help boost production of the hormone progesterone and increase sperm quality and count.

The Recipe 

Serves 4
Per Serving: Calories: 135, Carbs: 18g, Fat: 7g, Protein: 0g, Sugar: 4g 


1 large butternut squash
2 cloves garlic, sliced finely
2 small red chillies or
1 tsp dried chilli flakes
1/2 tsp turmeric
1/2 tsp cumin seeds
A pinch of sea salt
Freshly ground black pepper
2 Tbsp olive oil


1. Slice the squash in half lengthwise, scoop out the seeds with a spoon and slice the halves into 1/4-inch thick half circles.

2. Place the sliced squash in a large bowl and add the olive oil, chopped chilli (or chilli flakes), turmeric, garlic, cumin seeds, salt & pepper. Toss the squash in the oil and spices making sure to coat each piece well.

3. Spread the squash on a baking tray and roast for 30 minutes until golden brown, soft and starting to caramelise.

This can be enjoyed as a side dish or simply served with a crumble of feta, a few spinach leaves and a dollop of cooling yoghurt as a main meal. Or why not try using the roasted squash in one of these three delicious recipes…