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.


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


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.


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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