When shopping for frozen mashed squash, look for 10- or 12-ounce boxes in the freezer case at any supermarket, specialty shop or health food store. Since frozen mashed squash is usually made with the butternut variety, it's much higher in vitamin A content than other squash. Plus, it's a big time-saver. Thawing frozen mashed squash is so easy; just pop it in the microwave on the defrost cycle for a few minutes.
Kim Galeaz is an Indianapolis-based registered dietitian and owner of Galeaz Food & Nutrition Communications. As a freelance culinary-nutrition consultant, she has worked with many companies, including The Coca-Cola Company, The Kroger Company and Weider Publications, to help position and promote smart and healthy food, beverage and lifestyle choices.
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