Butternut squash is a type of winter squash native to the Americas. Technically a fruit, it has long been utilized as a source of vegan protein by Indigenous populations when also paired with corn and beans. Together, the three are referred to as “The Three Sisters” and are a common sight in autumn.
Butternut squash makes a great addition to many sweet and savory dishes. It is a potent source of vitamin A and other nutrients. Even though it is a high-carbohydrate food, it has a low glycemic index, making it a smart addition to most eating patterns.
Zucchini is easy to find in most markets and provides micronutrients, such as vitamins C and B6. This versatile vegetable (that is technically a fruit) is low in calories and makes a great addition to most healthy diets.