By Ruth Lahmayer Chipps, MS, RDN, CD Jackson In Action Communications Director
Harvest of the Month is a Jackson County, Wisconsin initiative that highlights a different produce item every month. September features cooking demos on WEAU-TV 13, Eau Claire, Wisconsin and a taste-testing event at Black River Memorial Hospital. A video of each Harvest of the Month recipe is also available at www.brmh.net/recipes.
Celebrate Squash With These Events:
WEAU-TV-13 Tues. Nov. 13, 4 p.m. Newscast. “Squash” live cooking demo with Black River Memorial Hospital Registered Dietitian Nutritionist, Ruth Lahmayer Chipps, MS, RDN,CD on Tues. Nov. 13 at 4 p.m.
BRMH Hospital - Harvest of the Month Apple Event –Tues. Nov. 20, 11:30am – 12:30 pm. Black River Memorial Hospital Café, Black River Falls, Wisconsin with Kendal Schmitz, Viterbo University Senior Nutrition & Dietetics Student.
One cup of winter squash contains only 80 calories, and it has very low amounts of fat and sodium.
The rich colors of winter squash come from its carotenoid content, which may help improve eyesight .
Ruth Lahmayer Chipps, MS, RDN, CD is Communications Director for Jackson In Action and Registered Dietitian Nutritionist at Black River Memorial Hospital. She develops B-WELLthy Harvest of the Month recipes and videos and is a member of the Academy of Nutrition & Dietetics.
RECIPE: SQUASH APPLE BAKE WITH SAGE
Use Butternut or any favorite seasonal squash. A vegetable peeler can help remove the skin.
Servings: 8 (Approx.2/3 c. ea.)
5 c. Butternut squash
4 c. Granny Smith apples
¼ c. Butter, melted
1/2 c. Brown sugar, packed
1 Tbsp. Flour
1 tsp. Salt (optional)
½ tsp. ground mace (or allspice)
½ tsp. Dried sage or 1 Tbsp. fresh sage (very finely chopped)
Peel and cut squash and apples into 1 inch pieces slices. Place in a large bowl. Melt butter and add with rest of ingredients. Stir well. Put in a large casserole. Cover and bake at 350 until squash and apples are soft. Stir. May take up to one hour. Check at 45 min. with the tip of a small sharp knife.
Perfect holiday side dish~
Approx. nutrition information per 2/3 c. Serving.
MORE RECIPES: www.JacksonInAction.org/recipes
Harvest of the Month is a partnership between Jackson County Department of Health and Human Services, Black River Memorial Hospital, Together for Jackson County Kids, Ho-Chunk Nation, UW Extension-Jackson County, Lunda Community Center, Boys and Girls Club, Hansen’s IGA, local school districts, The Library and the community.