Butternut Squash And Pasta In Black Bean Sauce

By McDonald, T.  |  Date 16th of Jan 2021

This is a meal that loaded with nutrition.  It will help you get all the iron you need amongst other vitamins and minerals.   While vitamin A is good for the immune system and seeing in dim light, Iron is good for making red blood cells. Red blood cells carry, among other things, oxygen around the body.

Ingredients

  • Butternut squash 
  • Spinach
  • Kale
  • Black beans
  • Chickpeas
  • Pasta
  • Paprika x 1 tbsp
  • Balsamic vinegar
  • Nutritional yeast with B12

Method 

Soak the beans over night.  Boil the beans following the directions on the packaging until nearly done then add all of the other ingredients.  Cook on a low heat until the veg is ready.  I like to boil the pasta while the beans are cooking and then add them a little after the veg is added.  Very simple and nutritious.

Nutrition 

Butternut squash: 

Vitamins A, B and C.  Notably, the paprika also gives a huge amount of vitamin A and so does the kale.  In hind sight, it might be a good idea to swap the paprika for turmeric  and have more beans with less butternut squash.

Minerals - calcium, potassium and Iron.

Must of the iron in this meal comes from the paprika, chickpeas and black beans.  

The nutritional yeast will provided most of the B vitamins including B12.

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