We now return to our eating healthy schedule since Valentine’s Day is over.  I have decided to participate in the Eating the Alphabet Challenge.  This challenge is organized and coordinated by Brenda at Meal Planning Magic.  What a great idea!  This is where on the 15th of each month I will publish vegetable recipes and share them at the link party with other bloggers.  If you are interested in joining us you can find out more here.

This first challenge was the letters A and B.  I assigned my oldest daughter the A because I like several “B” vegetables.  She is late with her homework!  I am sure we will see something soon.  I thought I had a bag of beets and broccoli in the freezer.  It turned to be Brussels sprouts and butternut squash.  That worked for my part of the job.  I decided to do a little nutritional investigation on my assignment.  This could prove to be very beneficial.  I only checked 1 source for my information:  http://nutritiondata.self.com/facts/vegetables-and-vegetable-products/2363/2

Butternut squash has 41 calories per 1/2 cup of cubes; 0 grams of fat; 8 mg of sodium and 22 grams of carbohydrates.  (squash, winter, butternut, cooked, baked, without salt)

Brussels sprouts have 28 calories per 1/2 cup serving; 1 gram fat; 16 mg sodium; 6 grams carbohydrates; rich in vitamin C and A, iron and calcium. (Brussels sprouts, cooked, baked without salt)

Roasted Butternut Squash and Brussel Sprouts

Check out the link party below (must be registered to enter) and don’t forget to check out the Eating the Alphabet Pinterest board. There you can keep track of all the recipes that are added month-to-month but also find new recipes from last year too. What’s your favorite fruit, vegetable, grain or legume that starts with the letter A or B?